Apr 10, 2010

Photographing birds of prey

Originally uploaded by Rick Blythe.
I got this photo today of an Osprey, a bird that mostly eats fish. The nest was in fact atop a pole right in a water reservoir. The mother was returning to the nest where I saw one young one waiting.

I only wish the sun was not right overhead. Mid day is never the best time to shoot, but I was there, and the shot was taken.

I took this with my Nikon 70-300mm VR zoom.