Valentine special-mating osprey style by jozi1

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This is the 3rd year i have watched and photographed this osprey couple who have a nest on a floodlight in the parking lot of Raymond james stadium home of the Tampa buccaneers.There has been so much construction around and i never thought they wouild be back but yesterday witnessed mating so hopefully will be be babies soon


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Canon 7d and 500mm lens at 700mm with 1.4x extwnder
f /16.0 1/2000s iso 1600


bird, predator, osprey male, female, nest, mating, wild, 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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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    I know where that is!! I’ve been to a Bucs game there. Poor timing for me, great timing for you! Terrific capture!

  • Thanks,AuntDot,my office is just round the corner so 2 years ago i watched and photographed everything in the early morning before work and at lunch time,the mating,the nest building and the baby etc not as much last year but now an oncology gruop who i know have built an office near the nest and these last photos were taken from the roof so the nest is closer to eye level but a little further away than below the floodlight,but they will let me go on the roof whenever i like so should be interesting in next few weeks,yesterday was cloudy need a nice blue sky !!

    – jozi1

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    This is a tremendous in flight capture!!!! Really excellent!!! Bill

  • Many thanks,Bill :)

    – jozi1

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jonesover 1 year ago


  • Many thanks,Andrew :)

    – jozi1

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Awesome capture !

  • Many thanks,Renee :)

    – jozi1

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thanks,Ray :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 1 year ago

    So very glad they are back!! Now we will have babies to watch for!

  • Thanks,Ciana,look forward to the babies:)

    – jozi1

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago


  • Thanks,kalaryder :)

    – jozi1

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Thanks,Joseph for the feature :)

    – jozi1

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