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Just thought you should be aware of some of the controversies and ruling around photograpyh of nests on iSpot, particularly in relation to birds such as Osprey. I would imagine these lovely photos were taken from a viewing station/hide but you should maybe check out this forum;
All the best
Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
Thank you, Mac. I'm new to Ispot and wasn't aware of that.
Yes the photos were taken from a hide at approx 300/400 yards on maximum zoom. I would never consider getting close to, or disturbing, nesting birds. I thought that as the photos were taken from quite a fair distance they would be OK.
I will refrain from posting any photos of nests in future.
Great photos, great collection, and great clarity, Mac. The photos I posted above were taken at max zoom without a tripod (forgot to lift it) so lack the clarity you have managed on your flickr site.
I'll be going back in a week or two. Hopefully manage better shots then.
We needn't worry too much about showing this nest site as this is the world famous Lady and partner at Dunkeld. Everyone, including egg collectors, knows where this nest is.
I did inform the warden I had my camera with me and wanted to take photos from the hide. She had no objections to me doing so.
There was also a warden manning the telescopes in the hide while the photos were being taken. No objections were were raised then either.
First off Bill hope I didn't sound 'overly protective' I', just aware that it is a big issue for a lot of people (I guess quite rightly) but in circumstances like this I certainly see nobody objecting, nor should they! Feel like I might have been a bit overzealous myself here.
Thanks for the kind comments about my photos. Have you tried digiscoping? Something I've not mastered yet. I rarely use a tripod and I know I should. Where approprite a bean bag in a hide is usually great, other wise I'm mostly handholding - a terrible habit!
Not at all. What you said was perfectly correct and I agree that photos of nest sites should not be published. That is except for this one.
Never tried digiscoping, Mac.
Keep meaning to pick up a beanbag, haven't ever got round to it yet. I find there are occasions when the tripod can be more of a nuisance, depending on terrain or hide size (number of people using). I mostly hand-hold or, as for the above photos, nest the camera into a folded field smock.
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