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Osprey in Flight - 2

Osprey in Flight - 2
Copyright ©2007, Leon Plympton
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This adult osprey cruised by directly over my head last time out on the prairie - oh-my.

Photographer: Leon Plympton
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 06-Apr-2007 22:14 CEST
Current Rating: 7.50/2
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/1000
Aperture: f-7.1
Focal length: 150 (300) mm
Lens: ZD 40-150 mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: SHQ / 50% crop / rotate 90-degrees / adjusted-brightness+saturation+sharpness
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Image resized to: 600x800

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Nice catch Leon for that 40-150 he must be flying close to you.Like the pattern and colors under wing.
Regards
SSAN

syed noman at 01:12 CEST on 07-Apr-2007 [Reply]

Osprey in Flight

Nice capture!

Kindest regards: Karen

Karen French at 09:55 CEST on 07-Apr-2007 [Reply]

Osprey in Flight - 2

G'Day Syed:

Thanks for you kind words. The osprey approached from my right and its wingtips almost filled my viewfinder (top to bottom). I figured it would be a more aesthetic view if it appeared the osprey was flying from top to bottom, or from bottom to top, which is what I finally opted to post. The truth be known, I was most fortunate to capture this image as I was very preoccupied with a lot of activity on ground level of the prairie.

Ciao!

-leon

Leon Plympton at 15:08 CEST on 07-Apr-2007 [Reply]

Osprey in Flight - 2

G'Day Karen:

Thank you ever so much. As I mentioned to Syed I was not really prepared for this shot. I'd been shooting some rather large gators and was bracketing (0.0 / +0.3 / +0.7) and happened to capture this shot of the osprey on the '0.0' setting, which underexposed the underside of the osprey quite a bit indeed (~2 f-stops)). It took a good deal of post processing (primarily increasing brightness and contrast, then some some increasing of color saturation) to get the exposure in this posting. Unfortunately, in the process the brilliant blue (dare I say cobalt blue?) sky ended up getting rather washed out (sigh ... ).

Ciao!

-leon

Leon Plympton at 15:24 CEST on 07-Apr-2007 [Reply]

Osprey in Flight - 2

G'Day Shelley!

Thank you so very much for your kind words and high rating. Coming from someone with your 'eye' and shooting talent that means a great deal.

I must tell you that when I first saw the black silhouette (which resembled a vulture) I considered deleting the photo-file at very first glance. then after a little tweaking I thought - maybe this might be salvageable, and as it turns out, it was.

Ideally, had I been prepared for this shot, I would have had my EV setting for: +2.0. I only wish I could have captured the bird as it is in its final version - AND - the bright (cobalt) blue sky, which was glorious that day.

Ciao!

-leon

Leon Plympton at 17:16 CEST on 07-Apr-2007 [Reply]