Birds in nature

Challenge #19 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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An Osprey (male, I think) keeps watch on a tower that contains a nest platform, approximately 20 metres above ground along the Bow River west of downtown Calgary. I believe the mate was on the nest, but from my angle of view I couldn't be sure. The platform, erected in part by Calgary firefighters to replace a nesting pole blown down by a November windstorm, seems to have been accepted.
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Submitted: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 23:11 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 21st April, 2010
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
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