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Sat Apr 23, 2022, 07:31 AM Apr 2022

I really like playing around..........

Early morning, I watched while this Osprey preened it's feathers for 15 minutes on the lamp on the right, while listening to the the babies cry for breakfast in the nest on the left, assuming it would return to the nest very soon. The wait paid off. This is 17 photos shot at "Continues High" which the manual states is "up to" 6.5 frames per/sec. The distance between poles might be a little compressed, and I think Osprey actually dipped a little lower during the flight than depicted here, but when I combined them with the dip, it just didn't look good. This photo comes in at just shy of 14K pixels wide.

Here I have downsized it to 2000 pixels but here is the link to the whole enchilada: https://jamesdevore.smugmug.com/60-YEAR-JOURNEY-IN-PHOTOGRAPHY/A-LITTLE-BIT-OF-EVERYTHING/PANORAMA/i-zTbxhMJ

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I really like playing around.......... (Original Post) HAB911 Apr 2022 OP
Great shot and excellent use combining panoramic & continuous / sequential shooting MichaelSoE Apr 2022 #1
Outstanding. Clink the link DUers. The others are just as good. twodogsbarking Apr 2022 #2
Thanks. I much enjoyed this and other photos on your site. 70sEraVet Apr 2022 #3
thank you HAB911 Apr 2022 #5
Yes, it is literal. I was a boiler operator in the Navy 70sEraVet Apr 2022 #7
As soon as I saw the photo, I knew it was yours. TNNurse Apr 2022 #4
LOL! Crazy huh? HAB911 Apr 2022 #6
That flying thing they do is a lot more complex than can be perceived in real time. jaxexpat Apr 2022 #8
Pretty interesting montage, thanks! burrowowl Apr 2022 #9
Brings the Smiles Both Joyful and Spectacular (n/t) Ahna KneeMoose Apr 2022 #10
Cool! Grumpy Old Guy Apr 2022 #11
I thought about next time........... HAB911 Apr 2022 #12
Remarkable HAB911! George McGovern Apr 2022 #13
A couple of recent very big panorama updates to share HAB911 Jul 2022 #14
That is very cool! Grumpy Old Guy Jul 2022 #15
thanks Grumpy! HAB911 Jul 2022 #16
Excellent and very creative. Callalily Jul 2022 #17
thanks so much HAB911 Jul 2022 #18


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5. thank you
Sat Apr 23, 2022, 08:13 AM
Apr 2022

If your user name is literal, you might enjoy another set I'm working on from my year on the Korean DMZ in 1970. Slow and tedious as it is! Teaser..............


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7. Yes, it is literal. I was a boiler operator in the Navy
Sat Apr 23, 2022, 08:20 AM
Apr 2022

Your Korean collection wouldn't bring back any memories for me, but I still look forward to that work.


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8. That flying thing they do is a lot more complex than can be perceived in real time.
Sat Apr 23, 2022, 08:55 AM
Apr 2022

I watch ospreys fly quite a lot around here. There's even a kite couple who live nearby. (Nice people, stick to themselves mostly, probably apolitical) The photo you've crafted shows many nuances of their flight technique which I'd never noticed. Wing leading edge sensitivity appears to play a larger role than is obvious from live flight observation. The switching of winged suspension to foot/talon support is an engineering masterpiece.

Good show!


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12. I thought about next time...........
Sun Apr 24, 2022, 08:26 AM
Apr 2022

I might switch to movie mode but I don't have .avi editing software and no time right now to do it! filed in the back of my mind.


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16. thanks Grumpy!
Fri Jul 22, 2022, 01:58 PM
Jul 2022

I have photographed airplanes passing by before, but if they are traveling in a straight line the perspective changes so drastically it looks whacked out like this:

this c17 however looped around to the north of me and slowly banked to the left before straightening out again so the perspective remained the same!

The shots from the top of an under construction office building in Tampa would really have been great if I had access to the other sides of the building, might have gotten a 360!

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