Staring me down

Posted by 1943mike on Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 pm

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Olympus E-M1 Mk III, 40-150 f/2.8 @ 150mm, 1/1250 sec., f/4.5, ISO: 200.

I visited the nest again yesterday between showers. For some reason the bird (didn't see its mate) was reacting differently to my being there. It flew around the nest several times and seemed to be looking at me intently. In my previous visits the birds would fly around a little when I arrived but quickly got used to my presence and settled in to their normal routine. Perhaps there are eggs in the nest and they're instinctively reacting in a protective manner?

In any case I'll give them a few days before I return.


P.S. Here's the larger file:


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by Karl Egressy on Fri May 22, 2020 1:20 pm
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Superb pose captured very nicely.

by Ron Day on Fri May 22, 2020 3:03 pm
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Karl Egressy wrote:
Superb pose captured very nicely.

I agree, superb incoming pose, Mike. And a great series!

by Charles Gangas on Fri May 22, 2020 3:05 pm
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Neat shot Mike, love the wing spread and direct eye contact.
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by david fletcher on Sat May 23, 2020 2:58 am
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Wonderful series developing here Mike.
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