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.
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:
So since it wasn’t raining today, I thought I’d go take some birds pics. Long story short- I spent the afternoon in the ER.
While I was shooting this Red-shouldered HawkI was bitten by some ants. 10 minutes later I was swelling up and had hives. I went to ER, they took me right away. My eyes, ears and mouth was swollen.
Damn ants. Anyway, they took care of me and I’m OK now.
Taken with Canon 70D with 100-400mm L II IS lens @300mm, f6.3, 1/400 sec 200 ISO.
This is 1 of the 2 Adolescent Bald Eagles that we have in the area. They are around 9 months old. I’ve been photographing over that time period but this is the first time he/she came and sat outside my window.
He/she likes to sit there and squawk and make noise. I don’t mind. I just wish he would turn and face me (camera) so I can take a front view pic.
Taken with Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm L II IS lens.
ISO 200, F5, 1/320 sec, at 220mm.