Elusive Osprey Shot

Osprey Spring Park - Toby GantSo, I have found myself searching for the perfect osprey shot this summer. As the summer closes out, I have not reached my goal. I have had precious little time to try to achieve my objective. I had hoped that luck my help me along. Well, luck and the shot have both evaded me for the season. I won’t quit. I know the stars will eventually align and the shot will be there. I hope so anyway. But, I will say it has been a very rewarding adventure all the same. I’ve had the opportunity to observe these incredible creatures. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been stalking this adolescent osprey. He is currently not the most adept fisherman. (Far from it.) But, I plan to keep my eyes on him. I plan to be there with my camera as soon as he refines his technique. Image was captured with my 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII and TC-20E III 2x teleconverter.

Black Point Wildlife Drive (again)

Black Point Wildlife Drive in B&WI am still working through my captures from my last visit to Black Point Wildlife Drive. The drive now has a gate that opens itself. ( I’m not certain what triggers it’s opening. It opened at a random time well after the sun had risen.) While I was not so patiently waiting for entry, I got out of the Suby to watch the sunrise. I was able to capture this image. Not a bad way to start the day. The image was captured with my 16-35mm f/4 and converted to black & white using Adobe Lightroom 3. Minor adjustments were made using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. More of my images from Black Point can be seen on my site http://www.tobygant.com/blackptwildlifedr.