Brown Pelicans and Osprey[13 imgs]

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lpammann
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Brown Pelicans and Osprey[13 imgs]
Mar 19, 2012

Jupiter Inlet in South Florida has always been a good place to go for shots of brown pelicans. In spite of their size, they are very acrobatic birds, turning, twisting, and diving the instant they spot a fish near the surface. There also is a nesting pair of Osprey at the inlet. These were taken with my K5+DA*300 hand-held.

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While these pelicans were diving, the Osprey were looking for opportunities to grab a fish, but there were too many pelicans:

Pelicans also are very photogenic at rest (taken at Sailfish Marina on Singer Island):

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Nice series. Are those osprey ones cropped or were you that close?
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Wow! What the captures!

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In reply to lpammann, Mar 19, 2012

As a birder you can imagine how much I enjoyed these photos. Lovely series. Great lens and camera combination. Thanks for posting these.
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Fantastic shoots!

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Wow! excellent shots
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Really impressive shots! Thanks for sharing
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Sinnettc wrote:

Nice series. Are those osprey ones cropped or were you that close?
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Thanks. Yes, they were cropped some (exif is attached). Some mullet were close to shore, most likely chased by a larger fish, so the pelicans sometimes were too close for the DA*300, and the osprey were hovering overhead. Usually they are a little further out or in the inlet.

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Excellent. As a former Floridian I enjoyed the Pelican images.
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A remarkable series -- thanks for sharing
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In reply to breeze_of_wind, Mar 19, 2012

Those are just great images, I really like the first in the series!

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