Cranes On Wing

Monday, April 25, 2011
Every year I try to get one definitive image of the local Sandhill cranes as they pass through in the spring. FInding that shot this year has been particularly difficult. The continued snow and cloudy weather has made getting close problematic. Yesterday, I finally got lucky with a dream shot of two cranes taking off. I was able to watch this pair for quite awhile, so I got quite a few pictures of them interacting, but this is the money shot:
I also put the take off sequence into an animated gif, just for fun, which you can see after the jump:

It just go to show that perseverance pays off. You can see all my bird pictures by clicking here.


  1. Anonymous1:13 PM

    These are such prehistoric looking birds. What a moment you got there. Thanks for the amazing views! nancyo


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