The Alewife run at Damariscotta Mills, Maine is an annual event that I look forward to every year. Like a child anticipating Christmas day, I get restless and giddy waiting for the peak inland run from the ocean to their fresh water spawning grounds in Damariscotta Lake. Peak run this year was delayed by cool rainy weather, but it’s in full force now. The area is the best location that I’ve found to photography Osprey catching Alewives.
Several visits to the fish ladder at Damariscotta Mills over the last two weeks were somewhat disappointing. I captured a few photos of Osprey, but now that the run is at it’s peak I expect to capture several hundred photos. I am heading to the mills tomorrow morning, hoping to arrive at sunrise. Stay tuned for what I hope is an awesome day!
Bird Photography: Osprey
The following photo was taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon 400mm f/4 L IS lens. Simply click the thumbnail below for a full-sized view. ©2011 John Briggs Photography
Manual Exposure, 1/1000, f4, ISO 320, Evaluative Metering