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An osprey sighted near our campground in Mt. Pleasant, SC


Considering the image:  I sighted this osprey resting and cleaning itself in a tree just a few yards from our campsite this weekend.  This was an immediate learning opportunity for my two sons.

Making the photograph:  When I had sighted the bird in the tree I quickly grabbed the 40D and swapped over to the EF 80-200mm f/2.8L lens which has a 320mm field of view equivalent on the crop-sensored cameras.  Still, I had to crop nearly two-thirds of the frame away just to get this image which is more enviromental than portrait of the bird.  I can understand why the bird shooters out there start out with 400mm lenses and go upward from there.  I barely noted exposure except to ensure the camera was set to 100 ISO and matrix metering for the brightly sunlit scene.

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Written by Brian Fancher

May 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm

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