Our World Tuesday: Something in the Air


When I was heading out for a walk Saturday morning, papa osprey saw me and did the usual up and out of the nest and around and around to make sure all is right where his family is concerned.  (My camera caught the action, albeit with the strange dots I can't seem to find in the camera to eliminate.  Any thoughts on that one?  Please let me know.)

From May 5, 2012
From May 5, 2012

Farther down and around the corner, I saw the shrimp boats out again.  The birds were enjoying breakfast on the water too.  It was a beautiful morning.
From May 5, 2012

Comments

  1. I would say clean your lens but your other photos don't have that spot...great photos!

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  2. I love mornings, and mornings by the ocean are even more special. Enjoy.
    Thanks for the pictures. I don't know anything to help with the dots. Sorry.

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  3. lovely shot of the ocean in the morning. Cheers, ruby

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  4. Lovely start to the day -- any day! I do love the light on the water and always the osprey! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Sandy! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  5. I saw an Osprey Sunday. The first one I have seen in a few years. Beautiful birds. The fishing boat looks lonesome out there.

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  6. What beauty to see ---

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  7. Anonymous7:01 PM

    wonderful environment you own.

    please have a good tuesday.

    (last time there was a dot on me lens, it was from teargas and it did ruin it)

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  8. I love the shots of the osprey in flight and also of the shrimp boat. If that dot isn't in all your shots, then it's probably not the lens. My guess would be a fast moving flying insect. I've had that happen. I'll think it's a smudge but realize it's not in all the shots and then I'll realize I focused on the bird so that was clear but a bee or fly was moving and ended up looking like a blurry dot. I came to that conclusion after a time or too when I actually saw a bee fly by fast in the frame and I had the ahaha moment realizing that must have been the issue with other shots.

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  9. Anonymous11:53 PM

    Wow - what a magical place you live in.

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  10. Nice shot, It is hard to catch birds in flight, at least it is for me.

    I have a camera that has two "splotches" I call them. They drive me crazy.

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  11. Beautiful capture of him flying. I don't know what that black spot is??
    Mystery!
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  12. Ha! I read through every comment and will come back to see if anyone knows for sure about your spot. Because I have a blurry one that shows up only on blue sky. Carver's probably right about yours though, both because she's a photo genius and because it sounds logical for the kind of spot you have.

    Anyway....isn't the coast wonderful? I adore ospreys .... shrimp boats -- wait until you see some pelicans following one of those.. we saw that in Texas once and I was in heaven!

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  13. Fantastic shots, Sandy! I hope you're doing well.

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  14. Nice captures.

    I can see the spots. David McMahon would have some advise for this I am sure.

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  15. Sandy, nice osprey! I get those dots also. Probably dust on the mirror or lens deep inside. It seems to matter what angel the light is coming from and they are very difficult to remove. My camera has a way to lift the mirror up to get at the lens behind but you must be very careful. It may have to be sent off to be cleaned professionally but look in your camera's menu for a "lift the mirror" or "tilt the mirror" link. Best to read your manual or get some professional advice on this.

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  16. P.S. I know mine is on the lens because it is always in the same spot but it does seem to be made darker by the angle of the light. I have tried to remove mine by tilting the mirror and blowing compressed air in there with no success. I know I have to send my camera off but I hate to do without it! I will soon have to give in because it is driving me crazy!!!!!!

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  17. Lovely shots, Sandy. I captured something almost identical the other day.. right down to the nest and soaring bird. AND THE SPOTS!

    I know that my own spots are caused by dust/dirt on the sensor. It happens when you use your camera as much as we do.. outdoors, especially. I had it cleaned very well, last year. I'm due again.

    You can buy the items needed to clean it yourself but I've never had very good luck with that. If you want to try, there are a plethora of videos online explaining how to do it.

    Or just bring it into a quality camera shop where they will clean it while you wait (about 10 minutes). Call around in advance to find out who will do it. And make sure they're all really gone by snapping a shot of a white wall or ceiling before you leave the store.

    Those spots show up quite readily in sky images.. less so in busier shots.

    I hope that helps.

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