Raptor-ous by mbrutus

Raptor-ous

That's how I feel whenever I manage to capture an clear image of a raptor of any sort. To all of my 365 friends who inquired as to my health. I can happily report that we have successfully evaded the clutches of the Covid-19 virus. But at a cost, which happens to be our mobility. And to a degree our spirit. Here in LA where the virus was never as fully beaten down as in other places in the world, it is recommended that seniors still stay home as much as possible. I had only been to the bird sanctuary once since March and found it crowded with people not wearing masks, so I left. I ventured back a few days ago and it was much safer, so I stayed to take some photos. Still, while shooting this regal Osprey, I had to ask a very nice fellow photographer without a face mask to keep is distance. He politely agreed but kept creeping forward with his camera and monopod. Not comfortable. But I was mostly facing away from him and we were outdoor. This was the first batch of pictures of any sort that I had taken in two months. I have missed sharing and interacting with all of you. And hopefully I can get back to photographing more frequently.

My best to you all and I hope you are keeping safe wherever you might be.
Great capture.

Stay safe my friend.
September 8th, 2020  
So glad to see this and so glad you went to the bird sanctuary! We are all learning how to stay Covid free, even at our young ages.
September 8th, 2020  
Nice action!
September 8th, 2020  
very glad to hear that you've escaped the virus and have everything crossed that it continues that way. it sounds like you're being very sensible. we're just finishing a fortnight's quarantine having been to france (it was introduced once we were already there), so have not left our house for 12 days. looking forward to our release, but will continue to be pretty cautious. lovely to see you back here and i hope you can continue to get out and about a bit. great raptor!
September 8th, 2020  
Welcome back with this wonderful capture. On Sunday we invited my sister and brother in law for lunch! It was the first time that we have seen them in 6 months. Hard to believe seeing that they live very close to us. Covid and many restrictions have grounded us all for a long time. Hope you can get out a bit more and stay safe.
September 8th, 2020  
Welcome back. I’ve really been worried by your long silence. Thank you for your nice comments to my recent photos. We are travelling quite a lot, as you see, using always the face mask, but not worrying too much if we are in the open and a reasonable distance (1.5 m) from other people. Stay safe but do not let Covid get to your spirits. I love the raptor!
September 8th, 2020  
Great capture
September 8th, 2020  
It's great to see you back again. We are very lucky that covid hasn't taken hold (yet) in Western Australia. We are able to travel freely in our own state but our borders are pretty well closed to the rest of Australia. Essential workers (and some people on compassionate grounds) are permitted to cross the border but there are strict controls in place regarding mandatory 14 day quarantine and / or health checks.
September 8th, 2020  
Great capture!! Such scary times we are living in!! Stay safe!!
September 8th, 2020  
Superb capture
September 8th, 2020  
Glad you got to get out and take some photos. It has been a tough year! Glad you are well.
September 8th, 2020  
so good to hear from you! what a world it has become. I'm so relieved you are safe in a place that has been in the thick of the horror. stay safe but hopefully you got a few photos to keep processing and interacting with us here.
September 8th, 2020  
Superb shot. Happy to hear you’re fine!
September 8th, 2020  
Awfully glad to see you post. I manage to get out - but only to woody areas with no people. Haven't been close enough to talk to anyone other than family in several months - come on folks, lets take this for real, play the rules, and get rid of it! Some just don't seem to have a clue. How are you doing with the fires and smoke?
September 9th, 2020  
Nice osprey capture. Glad to see photos from you and hear you are well. We get out to nature areas when we can and that helps with the “cabin fever”. Take care!
September 9th, 2020  
Great capture against the beautiful blue sky! Glad you're getting out to do photography again. As long as you choose your locations carefully, you can get outdoors safely.
September 9th, 2020  
Nice that you're back!
Great shot!
Take care.
September 9th, 2020  
Great action shot of this handsome chap.
September 15th, 2020  
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