I have not done a photo post in ages. I used to do one a week. I’ve been caught up in other things and actually have over 1000 photos from August 2017 – December 2017 that I have not even looked at. It’s hard to go back, but I decided to go through all of photos I took this winter and early spring. Almost all of the photos were from the last two trips to Cape Cod – last weekend (around April 14) and around March 31.
I decided to do four posts. I will make the links “hot” as I put up each new post.
Today is Osprey.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’ve posted dozens, perhaps hundreds of photos of osprey. I just don’t tire of taking them! They are so fascinating to watch.
A big one can have a six foot (just under two meter) wing span. If I hold my arms out as far as I can, it’s possible I wouldn’t be able to touch both wind tips. They can use these big wings to hover. Yes, like a humming bird, just sit in one spot. They dive into the water after fish,and have a better than one in three chance of getting the fish they are after.
I was watching this one and knew it was about to fly. I had the camera ready,but forgot that it would rise up, so I cut the wings off.
I’ve gotten better photos before. A big part is that I have a new camera and can’t use the raw files in Photoshop unless I buy a subscription. I can use Olympus’ raw conversion, but PS version is so much easier to use (since I’m in PS already) and, in my opinion, much better.
I hope you enjoyed this little taste of Cape Cod with the wonderful Osprey!
Next will be eagles…
Here are a selection of photos. Click on them to show more detail. Also, if you click on it, you can then scroll through them. Enjoy!