Osprey Couple

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Heather Mellon

A beautiful capture of this handsome couple, wonderful tones and detail! I'll be interested to see how they're doing in days to come!

Yves Langlois

Super shot Debra. It is nice you'r back with news from the osprey family. Composition is good. you kept the birds big enough for me to see interesting details. The predator eyes are sharp focus and impressive. The two wings of the female make her an élégant pose. I also notice that the beak of the male is more developped and more curved. I like the touch of orange in the nest wich well balance the dense blue sky.

Debra Plett

Thank you Yves for your feedback much appreciated. I was glad to see the couple together. I will check again in a couple of days to see if I hear chirping coming from the nest.

Harold Fleming

Excellent shot, Debra. Great focus! Their eyes look bigger than a bald eagle

Debra Plett

Thank you Harold for the feedback. Not sure how the eye size compares to a bald eagles I will have to read up on that.

This year has been a bit of a challenge capturing both the male Osprey and the female Osprey in the nest at the same time. I believe the male is having to travel further this year to catch the amount of fish they need to have a successful nest. I feel lucky that they were both in the nest the other day when I stopped by for a visit. The female (right) was busy eating, she mostly had her head down plucking pieces of fish. I could not tell if she was feeding a chick or not. I did not hear any chirping noises and the nest is now so deep that f there is a chick(s) in the nest it will be a while before I am able to see the chick(s) poking their heads up above the twigs. The male (left) appeared to be very tired. Most of the pictures I took he sat with his eyes closed. I was hoping he would fly from the nest but he had more patience than I did that day.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
June 26, 2020
osprey birds of prey manitoba
  • Camera: SLT-A99V
  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: 150-600mm F5-6.3 SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9

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