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While Beve Brown-Clark and I were visiting Renee Dawson and Lynda McDonald in Ontario, Canada, Lynda showed us her favorite spot for watching ospreys. We were in luck! The male was just bringing in some nesting materials, as his lady eagerly waited. At first we thought he had a fish, but on closer inspection, it seemed to be some seaweed or kelp.

This image is a compilation of three of my own images and several borrowed textures. The male and female were snapped individually and put together in Photoshop CS4 and the background image of Quinte Bay was layered in behind them.

All three images were taken with the Nikon D300 … the two osprey images with the 150-500mm OS Sigma lens, and the bay with the 18-200mm VR Nikon lens and CP filter.

~my thanks to ghostbones and skeletal mess on Flickr, and CGTextures for the textures used.

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birds, ontario, canada, nest, wildlife, flight, nesting, osprey, ospreys, lois bryan

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Comments

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 4 years ago

    Oh thats just awesome Lois…beautifully captured and composed. Wonderful editing

  • thanks Lyn … this is one of those images I had in my head from the minute I was shooting these guys … couldn’t get them to line up in real life, so I thought, heck, that’s what they make Photoshop for!!!! Glad you liked it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Lois – your post processing is fantastic here. Cheers, S.

  • Sandra, thank you hon!!!!! I really had fun with it!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Excellent work, dear Lois!

  • Bela, thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Lois! Beautiful editing!

  • Hi Annie!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful…..I LOVE Aspreys

  • Di, this was the first time I’d ever seen them … it was an amazing experience!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 4 years ago

    An outstanding creation for these Lords of the Sky.!!!!, Bill

  • Bill, thank you so so much!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 4 years ago

    Super duper…

  • Hey Jason!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 4 years ago

    Way cool! Aren’t they magnificent birds!

  • Hi Jan!!!! Thank you … it was an amazing experience … I’m still in awe of all the amazing, amazing wildlife we saw when we were there!!!! WOW!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • imagesbyjd
    imagesbyjdabout 4 years ago

    And, what a home! Gorgeous capture and treatment, Lois!

  • thank you!!!!!!!! Isn’t this just the most amazing thing?? What a place!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensabout 4 years ago

    Wow !! amazing shot Lois – great work XX
    Sheila

  • Hi Sheila!!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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