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Osprey Pair with Fish

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Osprey's main diet is raw fish. Osprey can dive three feet beneath a water surface. For this reason, Osprey hunt the shoreline of the Connecticut River. A typical Osprey lays two to four eggs which need a thirty-six-to-forty-two-day incubation period. A baby Osprey is dependent on being feed by its parents for up to fifty days after hatching. During this period of "child raising" the Osprey parents must hunt for raw fish multiple times a day making it possible, from a small boat, to capture action photographs of Ospreys hunting up to twelve miles from their nest. Our action shot was taken, hand held, around lunchtime with a Canon 1DX Mark 3 camera, mounting an EF 28 to 300mm lens at f/5.6 at 1/1000th of a second.