Osprey nest at Iroquois Island

On July 11th and 20th I traveled an hour south of Ottawa to Iroquois & Harkness Islands with my Pentax K-3 mk.II and my Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM to view and photograph an Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest with chicks. All photos are hand-held using OS mode 2.

Adult arriving at nest …

Both adults at nest …

Adult on departure …

Mother with yellow eyes, chicks have red eyes…

Siblings in nest..

Siblings in nest..Siblings in nest..

Siblings demanding dinner …

Adult in flight …

Adults in flight …

mmmm, sushi a chubby brown bullhead catfish for dinner…

brown bullhead catfish for dinner…

brown bullhead catfish for dinner…

Over all I have yet to be disappointed in my Sigma super-zoom lens. It has performed flawlessly since I bought it last Autumn..

Darrell Larose
Ottawa, Canada

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I am a self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With over 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 35 years within the professional arena I have always produced the highest quality product. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have been an Internet addict since early 1992. The digital imaging field I feel has opened up more flexibility in the final work, as art, photography and graphic design can all meet. I have worked within various Government photo units, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail. In 2007, the Camera Club of Ottawa honoured me by granting me Life Membership within the club. This was to honour all that I have done and still do for the Camera Club of Ottawa. I feel it has been my second home since 1970. Enjoy my website, and my images.

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