Osprey family at dinnertime

A friend of my has a boat dock with an Osprey next 20 feet from the dock.  You can get close enough to watch and take images without being too close and upsetting the birds.  This day, I was lucky to be there where their dinner arrived.

I love how the wings are fully open and the entire fish is being delivered.  I got lucky that it was delivered from this side of the nest and not anywhere else.  I watched for 30 minutes.  Great seeing them enjoy their meal.

Image was taken with Canon EOS R with Canon 100-400 L IS lens.

1/2500, f 9, 500 ISO, @ 248mm

Testing a Canon Super telephoto loaner lens on Eagles and Birds

I had fun recently.  I am a member of Canon’s CPS program- Canon Professional Service.  
This entitles me to try almost anything Canon makes for 10 days.
So, I thought I’d try the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x.

The lens is a beast.  It is very sharp but that comes with some negatives- size and price.

Weighs almost 8 lbs and cost $10,000  For more info on lens:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/ef/super-telephoto/ef-200-400mm-f-4l-is-usm-extender-1-4x

Watching a Bald Eagle family…

I spent the morning watching this family of bald eagles.
I watched as the male left to get food.
And I watched as the female sat above and in front of the next protecting the baby.
Can’t wait to get images of the baby flying. ¬†Stay tuned…
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