Yesterday, during our lunch break, I saw “our” two ospreys sitting on their favourite place again: the antenna pole on the police station. I took my D90, put my 300mm Tamron on it and headed towards them. Just next to the station, there´s a slightly higher diving-school/hostel or whatever, where I´d already spent some time on the roof to photograph them (or rather to wait for them “to do something”). But – and that´s the usual case – they didn´t. One essential requirement for shooting wildlife is being very,very patient. And that´s definetely not always easy. The D90 with the batterypack and the Tamron on is quite heavy after a while, at least if you´re holding it and constanly aiming at your subject. After a couple of minutes of them just sitting and looking around, one of them spread ist wings (check the wingspan – incredible!!!) and flew away. Again a couple of minutes later it came back, flew a circle and landed smoothly on the antenna again. Wow!!! My heart was beating – I knew I had some great images. Take a look for yourself – I just can´t stop looking at them 🙂
For those interested in reading more about the osprey, gain some basic knowledge on wikipedia .
If you are a birdlover or just like looking at them, you should have a look at my post on Dahab´s birds.
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Tom Vierus is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist based in Suva, Fiji Islands. This blog is dedicated to his assignments and to sharing some behind-the-scenes footage.