Borland Pit Osprey Nest #3

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you realy have him all by him salf you can now see how big thay are woo

Heather Mellon

An excellent capture of the mother keeping close watch over her family and no doubt the photographer too, lol. She and her mate have done a fabulous job of raising all three chicks so successfully. A wonderful image and series, Debra, and very inspiring too.

Debra Plett

Thanks Heather, yes in this shot she was keeping a close eye on me. As usual I did not outstay my welcome. I really enjoy following their summer journey.

Harold Fleming

The smallness of the Osprey is a nice contrast to the largeness of the area, Debra. I like the lighting on the water and how the bird sits on the edge of a light and dark patch which truly does help to make it stand out.

Debra Plett

Thanks Harold, agreed she does seem pretty tiny when photographed from above and further away from me. Also I think putting her at the bottom of the composition makes the landscape take over the shot. thanks again.


That is some thing good shoting

Debra Plett

thanks Jeff

Yves Langlois

Sharp shot at the lady Debra. Appreciate that I have a bird view of the domain where the osprey fly. Like the color tone of the gravel and the water. The bird really stands out from the background. Nice nice.

Debra Plett

Hi Yves, I think CANGEO is having some technical difficulties. I know I have replied to this but it is not coming through. It is a nice spot for the lady to watch over the nest as well as for the photographer even though it is quite far away.

Debra Plett

Thank you Yves, these gravel pits are quite beautiful and do attract a fair bit of wildlife. The water is usually a beautiful blue, however with the smoke I find colours are not quite the same. The female does have a great spot for watching the nest and getting away from the juveniles. Thanks again Yves.

This picture was taken a day later and all three juveniles are now out flying. The female Osprey is sitting on a cable that is used to pull the dredging bucket through the water. The cable is to the right and below the nest. One might say she has a birds eye view of the nest from here. If she was needed back at the nest it would only take a few seconds to get there.
Taken By
Debra Plett
Taken On
August 3, 2021
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  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: Sony FE 200–600mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS (SEL200600G)
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 18

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