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Sandhill Crane       ©2015 Edward
NIKON D810       14th place, 64 points
1/2500s, f6.3, ISO 640, 600mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped; brightened; sharpened; added vignette.       Extra Info: These tall, crimson-capped birds breed in open wetlands, fields, and prairies across North America. This one was photographed at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge in California. They group together in great numbers, filling the air with distinctive rolling cries. Sandhill Cranes have one of the longest fossil histories of any extant bird. The oldest unequivocal Sandhill Crane fossil is 2.5 million years old.
 
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Lo
Nov 9, 2015
    An amazing shot. I really admire anyone who can track a bird in the air and capture it as well as this. You've even caught the sun in its eye. Well done.

forkcandles
Nov 9, 2015
    i like the wing position you have captured. from the extra info I wonder how many greats does this bird have

Old Finn
Nov 9, 2015
    Im envious. Good sharpness and contrasts. In my TT.

Phil99
Nov 8, 2015
    Really like this - especially like the fact the viewer is at eye level with the bird. You must have jumped very high to take this picture!

Jade O.
Nov 7, 2015
    This can't be an easy shot. Love the eye and the capture. The vignette is overdone to my taste. Needs to be a little sharper I think, seems a little noisy.

aoc46
Nov 7, 2015
    Great capture, nicely presented. Composition-wise, I wish there were a couple more in the distance, but I can't get birds to cooperate either.

dk
Nov 7, 2015
    nicely done. dont mind the tight crop in this case. Love the facial

Edward
Nov 7, 2015
    Robert: I lost count after 100...

RobertLavker
Nov 6, 2015
    Great capture. Perfect focus, exposure and composition. How many shots to get this one???
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