i am putting up a couple of shots here, taken this morning, the very first outing with my new sony A1, delivered last tuesday, so new that i haven't even started setting up the custom buttons , due to my familiarity with the A9, i just decided to throw on the 200-600, the 1.4 tele hang it all on the wimberly gimbal head at my favorite osprey nest and take a few first shots. i kept 11 out of 532, first impressions, i better have plenty of cards at pixelmania, it would be really easy to hit card full. i have an nexto di 10 with a 1 tb ssd so will be deviating from my usual policy of a fresh card each day with a spare along, instead i will be downloading the card, or cards each night. given the cost right now of cfexpress type A cards, in the realm of xqd pricing, i intend to have a second card by then, but i need a few more manufacturers to get in the game and create some competition for sony before i get into card a day setup. this thing seems to focus instantaneously, i mean i would step up , halfway push the button and before i could blink i had focus, i didn't even have bird eye focus in play. the birds, wonderful news, again they have 3 chicks, apparently healthy, and within probably 2 weeks of first flights. this nest is so deep that unless all 3 get up on the inner edge you are not even aware there are 3. and i know they are soon to fly, one of the parents was out fishing most of my time there, and the overwatch parent actually left the nest for a couple of minutes to hop down onto the marsh and bring back a stick to add to the nest, they keep doing that and this thing will rival an eagles nest. eagle nests are up to 20 feet across and usually 5-6 feet deep. having seen them in alaska i can verify that. and osprey parents, like all raptor parents are very devoted, they do not ever leave a nest unattended until the chicks are almost fully grown. this pair has fledged 3 for several years in a row, they should be in the osprey hall of fame, adding yearly to the overall osprey population. other parent coming back with what i believe is a sand shark, notice the gutted fish, about 15 minutes before this photo a small local trawler came in, with crew working the deck and winding up the net. they also already had a bunch of shipping boxes assembled and stacked on deck, ready to go to market tonight. this fish as by catch, and i do not believe it has to be thrown back, so i wouldn't be surprised if one of the deck crew gutted it and threw to our osprey. that is a nice sized fish, and 2 adults and 3 healthy chicks require a few pounds of daily fish.