Aaron and I found a spot on a lake just outside the refuge where 10-12 ospreys were diving into the lake for fish. We spent about two hours there taking a ton of photos. It's very difficult to hand hold the camera with a big lens and try to track the birds as they are soaring and diving. A lot of the photos weren't in focus or the lighting was off, including a couple of these that I have posted. It's time to buy that gimbal head I guess.
I had to switch to the Nikon D700 just to up the frame rate so I had a chance at catching some of the flying. This first shot was taken with the D700 and the Sigma 150-500mm lens at 500mm and cropped about 30%.
Diving into the water was something I have never seen a bird do before but these ospreys were going completely under water to get the fish. This one was on his way down.
Coming back up.
The water take off.
What are you lookin' at??