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High wire act | by retrorocketrick
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High wire act

I live down a rural road right along the marshy coast of Southeast Georgia. Farther down the same road, in an area uninhabited by humans is a Osprey nest atop a high wire pole.


Ospreys usually mate for life. The nest the pair builds is a large heap of sticks, driftwood and seaweed built in forks of trees, rocky outcrops, utility poles, artificial platforms or offshore islets.


Every year in the Spring a pair comes back to this nest to raise their chicks.


As you can see it is pretty high up but using my 300 & 400mm lenses, and then croping the images as much as I dare, I was able to get some good pic. Because they have been cropped so much the quality is not as good as I would like but, as with most things in life, you make a trade-off and live with the consequences.


There are 4 close-ups that follow this pic, in my photostream, one with a chick (she has two).



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Taken on June 4, 2012