Thats a nice shot, I have a question since I also just took some osprey shots, how do you know which is the Female and Male? My bird book says same for both and they both look the same to me, is there an obvious difference between them?
The male catches the fish to feed them and the female stays close to guard the nest. Unlike most other birds, it is hard to tell them apart by looking at them. You have to spend a little time watching their habits.
I am planning to go back on Friday, hope to get some more action shots.
Hi tom This question has been asked many times but would like to confirm again.Does the auto focus and the VR function work with the kenko TC? I hv a Vr lens and am thinking of getting a TC.Can I hand hold it with a TC.Appreciate if you can share your experience. Regards sriram
The VR function does work. The auto focus will work if you have lots of light, but it tends to hunt a lot with the 2X converter. I have used the 80-400 VR and 2X converter handheld with mixed results. Because of the distance involved and the lens being extended all the way out I used a tripod for this shot with VR and auto focus turned off.
You didn't mention which VR lens you had or which T/C you were thinking about getting. The Kenko Pro 300 1.4X will maintain VR and auto focus with no problem. I use this combination handheld with good results.
it is indeed the male who's responsible for feeding the family. And that's the easiest way for telling them apart.
But there is another way for telling apart a male from a female or young bird. Both females and young birds have a conspicuous black band over the breast. Males don't have it, or it is very pale, and not visible from a longer distance. This caracteristic can be very useful when you only see one single bird.