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Fresh Fish Delivery
Lens: DFA 150-450 Camera: K-1II Photo Location: Columbia River ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: longbow, 07-15-2018, 11:28 AM

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Good catch!! {by you}
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Good catch!! {by you}
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Love it! great timing.
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Beautiful! I love the lighting.
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Osprey
! wow! really nice shot! beautiful!
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Thank for all your comments, very much appreciated

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You got the decisive moment for this wonderful composition. Excellent lighting from the best side. A very worthy wildlife action picture. Thanks.
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Fresh Fish Delivery
Spectacular shot, well done.

One thought... doesn't look a very big meal between two/three, guess there would many more trips involved...
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You got the decisive moment for this wonderful composition. Excellent lighting from the best side. A very worthy wildlife action picture. Thanks.
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Spectacular shot, well done.One thought... doesn't look a very big meal between two/three, guess there would many more trips involved...
Thanks, the Columbia River is quite plentiful for fish, so I'm sure there's a few fish deliveries in a day. The part photography wise is They come into the nest fairly fast, had about 5 secs to get the camera/lens on the nest and focused. Which is why I wasn't using a tripod, too restricting, hand holding allowed much more freedom.


It's 4:30 am here right now, getting ready to leave and go check on the nests

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had about 5 secs to get the camera/lens on the nest and focused. Which is why I wasn't using a tripod
I would thought this was an ideal set up for a tripod...

Get the right lens pre focussed manually on the nest i.e. auto focus malarky off, then just wait for the action to happen.

Hey... but what do I know, both the Kerrowdown and his "Ladies" are both getting older and need all the help and support they can get.
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I would thought this was an ideal set up for a tripod...
Get the right lens pre focussed manually on the nest i.e. auto focus malarky off, then just wait for the action to happen.
Hey... but what do I know, both the Kerrowdown and his "Ladies" are both getting older and need all the help and support they can get.
You're right, it doesn't make must sense the way I wrote it (shouldn't be posting while in a hurry & at 4:30am). The ospreys will a lot of times come over you or fly close by which are great opportunities in which a tripod is restrictive. Also, the wind will move the lens (big lens) while on the tripod enough to cause blurring, which has caused some otherwise good shots to be ruined. Have a much higher keeper rate hand holding the camera/lens and more shot opportunities. Yes, it's a heavy setup but you get used to it

Just got back got, some great shots, one of the young osprey has fledged and flying laps to and from the nest (will post a few of those later), but here's another fish delivery photo - will part of a fish. Shutter speed is a little slow, 1/500 would of been better, but it was still a little dark, tried to get away with 1/350.

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shouldn't be posting while in a hurry & at 4:30am
Good grief at that time in the morning, I wouldn't be able to put a cohesive sentence together, let alone any more complex things like a description of something.

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Also, the wind will move the lens (big lens) while on the tripod enough to cause blurring
Aye tell me about it, when the "HM The Queen" (SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5) and I go out on a date, she lets me know all sorts of issues.

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will post a few of those later
Great stuff I look forward to seeing them.

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Shutter speed is a little slow, 1/500 would of been better, but it was still a little dark, tried to get away with 1/350.
For this kinda of stuff I've started using the TAv mode i.e. preset the shutter speed at around 6400 and aperture @ F10 and let the ISO float to match up.
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Nice shot! Lovely birds too!
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