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Osprey Nest

Osprey Nest
Copyright ©2007, Leon Plympton
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This breeding pair of ospreys has been maintaining this nest on the banks of Newnans Lake for quite some time. They must know what they're doing; this particular nest has withstood the effects of two hurricanes (Francis & Jean) that blew through this part of the state a couple years ago.

It won't be long before this old nest becomes home for a new generation. I plan to document their growth as best I can from ground level.

Photographer: Leon Plympton
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 04-Apr-2007 02:03 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/600
Aperture: f-5.6
Focal length: 160 (300) mm
Lens: ZD 40-150 mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: SHQ / re-sized / tweaked-brightness+saturation
Image resized to: 600x800

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Leon it's about time you build your self a shelter in the tree closest to this one...You going to make some terrific shots than when the eggs come out...;-))

Keep on it...


Fonzy - at 13:54 CEST on 04-Apr-2007 [Reply]


Uh .... that might be a good idea, then again maybe not. It's just a hunch but I suspect Mr. and Mrs. Osprey wouldn't like any naked apes climbing any trees near their nest.

Like I said; it's just a hunch, but seeing how Mr. Osprey buzzed the turkey vultures the other day, scattering a few of them off the tree I'm not so sure I'd like to be in that situation - unless it was enclosed; that way they wouldn't know anyone was there - so long as entry and exit was made in the dark.

BTW: This nest is ~65+ feet (~20+ meters) straight up a dead tree. If someone is wanting to get on their level and have a clean shot to the nest they will also have to be at least that high on a dead tree (hmmm ... ???).


Leon Plympton at 21:26 CEST on 04-Apr-2007 [Reply]

LOL ( naked ape...?)

Thanks for the info Leon,
Keep us posted on how the birds doing ...;-))


Fonzy - at 21:56 CEST on 04-Apr-2007 [Reply]

Osprey Nest

RE: Naked Ape:

It was the title of a book on anthropology written by Desmond Morris, published in the late '60s. Since then there have been several books that have (how you say?) borrowed the concept.


Leon Plympton at 01:05 CEST on 05-Apr-2007 [Reply]