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This osprey is just leaving the nest located on a floodlight in the parking lot of Ray Jay Stadium in Tampa,Florida,USA.I have followed and photographed this osprey couple for the last 3 years and uploaded many of those photos here on RB including the babies,but at the end of the football season the Tampa Buccaneers pulled down and destroyed the nest and re-painted all the floodlights in the parking lot.I was very concerned as to what would happen and have seen the Ospreys lurking around, but this week was really happy to see they are back on the floodlight and have started to rebuild the nest on the same floodlight.That is nature for you !!!

Canon 7d and canon 500mm lens at 700mm with 1.4 x extender f/10.0 1/1000s iso 500

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bird, predator, osprey, wild, flight, tampa, florida

I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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Comments

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyard11 months ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Thanks very much ,byronbackyard a nice compliment from an Osprey lover :)

    – jozi1

  • Keala
    Keala11 months ago

    This is outstanding Jozi! :0)

  • Thanks,Leigh :)

    – jozi1

  • lorilee
    lorilee11 months ago

    Awesome!!!

  • Thanks,Lori :)

    – jozi1

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci11 months ago

  • Thanks,John :)

    – jozi1

  • jainiemac
    jainiemac11 months ago

    brilliant detail and image !!!

  • Many thanks,jainiemac :)

    – jozi1

  • labaker
    labaker10 months ago

    Nice!

  • Thanks much,Larry :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrun10 months ago

    Love this!!

  • Thanks very much :)

    – jozi1

  • LarryB007
    LarryB00710 months ago

    An amazing capture jozi, Congratulations on your feature in “Creative, Talented & Unknown” !!!

  • Thanks,Larry :)

    – jozi1

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