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Steve Foss

Osprey on the nest

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Here are some more from Ken's and my road trip this morning.

Canon 30D, Canon 500 f4L IS, iso200, ss around 1/1000 at f7.1, monopod

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Very nice, 'ol buddy! Here's a few from where I sat:

You got home at WHAT TIME last night?

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Holy, moly! I see a few dust spots! Time to get the cleaner out, I guess!

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Nice images guys!...Steve's first image should be captioned......"Arghhhhh!...What you been feedin me?" grin

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Thanks, jonny. We really liked that the wind was coming from behind these birds, which ruffed up their head feathers and made them look like harpy eagle wannabees. gringrin

In the burst that contained the third image posted here, it looked like they were actually mating, though I'd imagined they'd already mated and implanted eggs before they hit the nest up here a week or so ago. But maybe they wait to mate until they get to the nest.

Anybody know?

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not sure what those 2 ospreys are really doin but it kinda looks "x-rated" grin.....

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I dunno either, but why is there a threesome going on? confused I am somewhat envious, guys. They are great shots of a beautiful bird.

Hopefully, I'll find a cooperative one in about a month. I have a lead on one that's been nesting on the same pole in someone's yard, for about 10 years. However, since everything is at least 200 miles away, I'm waiting until the chicks are hatched.

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First pic reminded me of the wife yapping at me. eek Ruffles my feathers too. crazy

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Excellent images gentlemen. The addition of the third osprey in some of the images is very interesting. Was there competition for this site? Just friendly neighbors?

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Excellent images gentlemen. The addition of the third osprey in some of the images is very interesting. Was there competition for this site? Just friendly neighbors?

Doesn't look very friendly--it looks dangerous! Fabulous action shots, both of you. I don't know about the timing of the mating process but the one on the left sure looks like he's ready for a cigarette.

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ah, but if I only lived in Gods country I might get to see some cool stuff like that, but since I don't thanks for sharing.

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I love that last one steve with what looks to be the wind blowing the head feathers forward. Very cool series guys.

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Is the nest site in Canyon, MN or the nest site along 210 just outside of Aitkin? Nice photos.

Mike

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Is the nest site in Canyon, MN or the nest site along 210 just outside of Aitkin?

Neither.

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