Looks like the young Ospreys are ready to take off. An adult was perching next to but away from the nest, while the two young Ospreys took turns circling around the nest showing their parent that they were ready to leave the nest.
Also not too far away from the Osprey nest was where I was divebombed by the Swainson's Hawks. I was hoping to get back there to take some videos with my 7D (while sitting in my car of course), but they were no longer there. Either they were away from the nest, which happens, or they moved on.
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The image below is the original. From the RAW file, it has plenty of details, and I knew back then after I took the sequence of shots, it had the potential for further cropping for more impact and eliminate that hideous OOF transmission tower.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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Parkland County, AB, Canada
7D | 300/2.8L + 2x | 1/1000 sec., f/8, ISO 640
The above photo shows both the adult and the juvenile on the nest. Enjoy!
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