Osprey at Gulf Pond

The Ospreys are back and gettin' busy. With chicks on the way the happy couple stays close to the roost and we can set up about 130 yards away. Bring your tripod and super telephoto (300mm+) and teleconverters to wait out the most photogenic moments. One of my first official meetup events a couple of years ago- check out the album for the shots. Parking is adjacent to the viewing area and no city sticker should be needed for a Monday night in April.

This meetup is free to members and will be held weather permitting.

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  • dietrich n.

    too bad the weather wasn't on our side, otherwise it was a nice evening.

    April 25, 2012

  • Sandy L.

    This was a lot of fun. Maybe next time a little earlier to start
    Sandy

    April 24, 2012

  • Dr. C.

    This was my first meetup. I don't have anything to compare, but I had a good time.

    April 24, 2012

  • Donna L. S.

    Had a Great time talking with other meetup folks and got some decent shots in low light conditions.

    April 24, 2012

  • Sue S.

    I will give up my spot so someone else can go, I live not far from this site and can go later in the week.

    April 23, 2012

  • Alan

    Jesse,
    Since the weather is iffy and I work in Hartford which is like pea soup now @ 11:30, I will pass on the birds so I don't have to rush and fight the traffic this afternoon for a possible bust. Thanks for all your hard work.
    Alan Cooper

    April 23, 2012

  • Jesse T.

    While the weather looks dicey i'm not pulling the plug on this meetup. Come if you can or otherwise visit, shoot and post your shots to the event album as you take them at this location. Chicks should be out soon and everyone will have flown away within a few weeks. See you, Jess

    April 23, 2012

  • Jeff

    Jeff and Joan...........LOL

    April 21, 2012

  • Jeff

    Jesse, I'll give up my spot. I was there today and got some great shots with my[masked]mm. I wish I had a 'super zoom'. They put on a great show, be prepared. Have fun. Also met a fellow 'meetup' member Donna....thanks for the fun and conversation Donna and Jean. Jeff

    April 21, 2012

  • Jesse T.

    Too early to call this for the weather. Unless it's a real wet I'm tempted to run with it. However check in as late as Monday afternoon. Ed the birds are there for another month if you don't want to roll the rental dice this time.

    April 19, 2012

  • Alan

    Hi Jesse,
    If the weather is cold and rainy, it will probably be pretty dark by 6:45. Do you think it will still be on?
    I'll be at work so I'll watch for your email updates.
    AlanCooper

    April 19, 2012

  • Ed D.

    I had planned on renting a lens for this event, but the weather is looking problematic. Do you think this will still be on for this Monday?

    April 19, 2012

  • Darrell H.

    I noticed there was a long wait list and I can shoot here anytime as I work in area so I'm going to bow out give someone else the opportunity.

    April 19, 2012

  • Matt C.

    Awesome, this sounds great! Appreciate it!

    April 17, 2012

  • Jesse T.

    I don't have the Kenkos Matt. I'll bring a couple of PRO 2xs to play with. It's the same story: how much image quality you give away to keep your bucks. I anticipate bringing a 2x to shoot too.

    April 17, 2012

  • Matt C.

    Jesse,
    Do you have any TC's (Kenko 2x) that you could bring. I have been wrestling with the idea of getting one of these but have been reading that it might not be the best purchase to use with my Canon EF[masked] IS. I was interested in expanding my reach however if there is a great loss in image quality along with the loss of stops it might be a waste. Thoughts?

    April 17, 2012

  • Jesse T.

    There is an auto wait list for this event in case you are late to sign up.

    April 11, 2012

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