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Debra Plett

Gotta love the Osprey, wonderful birds to follow and watch. Patience paid off...very nice details in this capture Jo-Anne.

Osprey’s are one of my favorite birds. I am fortunate to follow several nests, this one being a famous nest at Castle Junction. It was the last year there were chicks in this nest, as it has been vacant the last 2 years. This is an Osprey chick, the last one to leave the nest. After several practice flights, she settled into the nest. The one lesson I have learned from photography is patience. The weather does not always cooperate, and the subject matter never poses, but if you watch and wait, opportunities arise. It is all about the moment. This moment was a stare down as this young chick saw me and looked to check me out. That moment…wind blowing, feathers ruffled, beautiful eye contact and one shot. Life is grand when you get moments like this with wildlife.
Taken By
Jo-Anne Oucharek
Taken On
July 11, 2020
osprey cochrane alberta raptor
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Focal: 600
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 6.3

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