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Chance meeting with an Osprey
Lens: Pentax-M 200 f/4 Camera: K200D ISO: 400 
Posted By: goddo31, 07-06-2010, 12:39 AM

On the weekend I decided to head down to a small marina for some photos with my new M-200 f/4.
By some luck I ran into an Osprey who was sitting on top of the tall light poles. Although I was wishing I brought my 400mm, I did my best with a couple of shots, most of which had some sort of issue...

1. Sitting on his light pole


2. Off for a fish!


3. Back at the perch, eating lunch


4. Time to go!


cheers,
Jason
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07-06-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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I think you did very well here Jason. Too bad the 400 was at home.

I had a similar problem last winter. I did have the 400 mounted with its 15ft minimium focusing distance and of course a Chickadee parks itself about 2 feet from me. I could have reached out and touched the bird but no chance for an image.

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07-06-2010, 05:44 AM   #3
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Great shots for a 200mm! That last one especially is better than any I have made at 510mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
I think you did very well here Jason. Too bad the 400 was at home.

I had a similar problem last winter. I did have the 400 mounted with its 15ft minimium focusing distance and of course a Chickadee parks itself about 2 feet from me. I could have reached out and touched the bird but no chance for an image.

Tom G
Thanks Tom. Of course, I was tossing up whether to take the 400 on this outing.. At least I didn't decide to take wide angles only or something!
I am still quite happy that I even got to see this bird.

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Great shots for a 200mm! That last one especially is better than any I have made at 510mm.
Thanks It is cropped a bit, but not as much as the previous photos.
A lucky shot, however I wish I hadn't blown the highlight under the wings.

cheers,
Jason

07-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #5
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These look great to me Jason - I bought an M 200/4 back in '79 - from Sears believe it or not. It was a great lens, but I'm not sure I was as good at using it as you are.

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Thanks for your kind comments Jer. I did find it quite difficult to focus the M200 f/4, nice lens to use however.
cheers,
Jason
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Stupendous captures with a 200 lens Jason!
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Stupendous captures with a 200 lens Jason!
Thanks Jan. But please realise that there was a large amount of cropping done on each of these photos.

cheers,
Jason


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beautiful bird.... crisp and colorful shots jason.... thanks for sharing, dave m
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Beautiful pictures! To be honest though, when I read the title, I was expecting pictures of this:



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beautiful bird.... crisp and colorful shots jason.... thanks for sharing, dave m
Thanks dave. I had absolutely no complaints with the weather that day, or the nice rendering of the M series lens.

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Beautiful pictures! To be honest though, when I read the title, I was expecting pictures of this:

I didn't know those things were called Ospreys! Perhaps the "Nature" title might have tipped you off?
Thanks for the comment, made me laugh!
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Great captures, I love them!
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