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Ospreys Galore and so much more

OSPREY FISHERMAN (Pandion haliaetus, Balbuzard pêcheur, OSPR) Lake Blue Cypress, Florida. Image Copyright ©Christopher Dodds. Canon EOS 1DMKIV,  500mm F4 IS. ISO 800, f/5.6 @ 1/2500s Manual. PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.

Ospreys Galore and so much more Workshop


April 1-3, 2012 & April 4-6, 2012  - 5 Participants with Christopher Dodds and fully licensed USCG Captain

It's not too late to join-in on the fun photographing Ospreys on the Beautiful Lake Blue Cypress in Florida. Join me at one of THE most beautiful places in Florida for three action packed days of Osprey photography. Lake Blue Cypress in southern Osceola County (just 20 minutes from Vero Beach) is known for it's high Osprey density; More than 240 pairs of nesting Ospreys build their nests in the Cypress trees along it's shores and many of them are at eye level and accustomed to human activity and close approach.

Large, stable 24 foot pontoon boat to ensure freedom of movement and excellent photography opportunities without being bothered by any space restrictions during our daily 4 hour morning light photography cruise. New this year is a US Coast Guard licensed sea captain to ensure our safety, and get us into the very best possible positions to photograph the many Ospreys.

Land-based afternoon photography sessions at some of the best hot-spots in Florida with exceptional access, diverse species and action packed, card filling photo fun!

Huge telephoto lenses are not required for this one; in 2011, I made many of my favourite images with Canon's 70-300mm zoom lens.

The Crown Jewel of Florida, Lake Blue Cypress is the perfect habitat for the hundreds of Osprey nests that cover the ancient Cypress Trees which pierce the pristine water and surround the lake. We will have tons of opportunities to photograph Ospreys on their nests at (or below) eye level, diving for fish or gathering nesting materiel. Our trip is timed perfectly to see the parents bring fish to their babies. We will photograph other species of Florida birds and will have constant urges to capture the true beauty, spectacular sunrises and all it illuminates in landscape images of the unspoiled, wild and spectacular setting of Lake Blue Cypress.


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Reader Comments (10)

That's an incredible Osprey photo Chris! :)

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirk Norbury

Thanks, Kirk! It was an incredible trip.

Very best,


January 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterChristopher Dodds

Excellent photo!!! You caught a perfect view for that. I'm so impressed.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJannica Findlay

lovely lovely shot! details, clarity, lighting...awesome!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbateleur girl

Thank you, Jannica & Bateleur Girl.

January 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterChristopher Dodds

Wow Chris what a shot...just terrific. I got to photograph my first Ospreys back in September and they are really wonderful birds. I loved watching them hover above the water, before taking the plunge. This image is truly marvelous. Take care~

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary Howell Cromer

Hey Mary,

Thanks for stopping-by and taking the time to write your kind words. They most certainly are awesome birds to watch and photograph.

Very best,


January 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterChristopher Dodds

Great pictures, Sounds a terrific place for photos. Thanks for dropping by. Don

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDon

Wow... Looks great! Great timing, very sharp. All-around awesome!

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Boyle

Holy-Molly.......this photo is genuinely extraordinary! It's perfect.

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSavannah

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