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 a marine biologist, photographer, and filmmaker specializing in conservation imagery and film. His scientific background is a strong asset in creating appealing imagery, articles, and short films. Tom has won several awards and nominations with his images and films, such as the German Prize for Science Photography in 2016/2017. Tom’s images and articles have been published in international magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Welt am Sonntag, Diver, Tauchen, In-flight magazines, Bild der Wissenschaften and more. In 2017 he launched www.tomvierus.com for a wider portfolio and business requests.
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