I went back to where the Sandhill Cranes hang out on the way home tonight. There were about 14 there, so I shot some shots, keeping one eye in the sky for any incoming. Well, none came while I was there, but the ones in the pond started to either play, or do a courting ritual or fight for seniority, I am not sure what. They were jumping up and down, flapping wings, so here are some "landing" shots I guess you would say, taken with the D2H, 300 f4 and 1.4x, handheld. I really could use a 70-200 for times like this. These shots are not cropped unless noted: NIKON D2H    ---    420mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 400 NIKON D2H    ---    420mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 400 and this one is slightly cropped: NIKON D2H    ---    420mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 400 One portrait: NIKON D2H    ---    420mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 400 Wish I had brought my monopod, and had more time to work on the "flight" shots. They were jumping and whooping it up for a while.