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.
Tom is an award-winning fulltime photographer and filmmaker specializing in conservation imagery & film, photojournalism, and promotional tourism work. His scientific background as a Marine Biologist is a strong asset in creating appealing imagery and environmental storytelling. Tom has won several awards and his films have been screened on film festivals throughout the world and his work has been published in dozens of articles in international magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Bild der Wissenschaft, Welt am Sonntag, Diver, Tauchen, Fiji Airways Inflight magazine, and more. In 2017 he launched www.tomvierus.com for a wider portfolio and business requests. Tom is based in Suva, Fiji Islands and shares his workload between environmental assignments and promotional tourism work throughout the Pacific.
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