First Flight

Osprey
Emerald Coast, Florida, USA
Open Edition
THE STORY

Living on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, I’m fortunate to be able to observe ospreys and their nests quite often each spring. This particular pair has been my favorite for several years.

This is from 2022. During the spring of that year, I watched the adult ospreys engage in courtship, build this nest, and everything that led up to this emotional moment.

This young osprey is flying for the first time. After a few days of wing fluttering and gazing longingly towards the nearby Gulf of Mexico, it finally fledged and took flight.

Raising an osprey chick is no easy feat, as there are many bald eagles and other predators in the area. Fortunately for these chicks, however, mom is a devoted protector.

My favorite part of this capture, though, is mom down below glancing up at her young offspring. You truly can see and feel the pride in her expression.

DISPLAY DETAILS

Artboxes (when offered) are a unique and attractive matte-finish print with a 1/8" wooden frame. The frame is constructed as a box with a depth of 1.3", which allows the artbox to stand independently anywhere. It can also be hung, offering great flexibility.

Museum Mount (Wooden Edge) will feature a slim .2” wooden frame with a depth of 1.37".

Passe-Partout will feature a 1.6” wooden frame, and a 3.5” acid-free museum card on all sides of the capture.

Please add these measurements (frame, card) to your selected capture size to determine the complete dimensions of your piece.

SIZE
DISPLAY
FINISH
From $295.00
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Details of Craftsmanship

The Print

Your capture will feature the highest possible level of quality and detail. Please understand that it is not possible to portray this quality on your device's monitor. If you would like to arrange a viewing of samples, please contact us.

Our recommendation is to select matte finishes as opposed to gloss. Matte finishes help to diffuse light and reduce or eliminate reflections, ensuring that your capture's beauty isn't lost or difficult to appreciate.

Artistic Mounts

Wrapped canvas is a popular option thanks to its simplicity and "wrap around" appearance on all sides. Your canvas will be meticulously printed and hand-stretched over a custom-made wooden frame.

For a more modern appearance, consider the "Museum Mount" option. Your capture will be printed and then mounted to a thin block of solid aluminum (strength for mounting, but lightweight and easy to handle) before being laminated with either a matte (recommended) or gloss finish.

For the best of both worlds, upgrade your Museum Mount selection to the Wooden Edge enhancement. This offers a .2" wide thin wood frame with a depth of 1.37"

Framing

Your capture's frame will be crafted to order using sustainably sourced solid wood.

The Passe-Partout selection is ideal for the most discerning collectors. Enjoy a museum-quality glass (not acrylic) with anti-reflective properties that ensures accurate and vivid presentation of your capture's details and colors. This glass also blocks ultraviolet rays, protecting the integrity of the print for a lifetime and beyond.