3/07/2006

Sit Right Back

and I'll tell you a tale. As I've mentioned before, one of bosses requested that I take pictures on the progress as the seafood plant is being rebuilt and the cold storage repaired. I happily comply. For one thing I'm able to take walks to do so. But the best benefit is that I can take other pictures. Like today. I told them I was going to check on the osprey that are nesting close by and oh yeah, I'll take a couple of shots of the plant. I get to the pier and see the male osprey bringing in some prey for the female who is brooding. Following the osprey is a red-tailed hawk checking to see if he can snatch the prey from the osprey and grab a free meal. No luck there. The hawk quickly realizes that the osprey is twice as big and glides away. But it spies me on the pier holding my camera. It comes gliding in to check to see if it can get a free meal that way. It made for one good shot.







Red-tailed hawk. I've been trying for two or three weeks to take a decent shot of this bird. Happy, happy!








I didn't quite take the shot I wanted with this one. I was trying the get the prey he had but missed it by just a few seconds.




My new camera should be in by Thursday. I already have the 55-200mm lens! But the store only had a display model of the Nikkon D50 so it had to be shipped. I can't wait to try it out and be able to take clearer shots of the osprey, hawks, pelicans, etc. The camera will also allow me to take 2.5fps! Now those fast birds and planes will not be a problem.

2 Comments:

Blogger MissingLink said...

had but missed it by just a few seconds.
Still a great shot!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

Thanks!

I was disappointed today. Because a forklift caught on fire, I was unable to check on them like I usually do.

7:18 PM  

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