Bosque, Sandhill Cranes

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Ron Reznick, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Some shots from last December with Jeff Wear:

    Morning Theater, during a very cold dawn, 700mm @ f/5.6
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    1st Light that same morning, 200mm AFS/VR @ f/4
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    Morning Takeoff, 700mm @ f/8
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    700mm @ f/5.6 (comical)
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    Takeoff, 700mm @ f/8
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    Evening fly-in, 500mm @ f/4
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    A comical landing, 500mm @ f/4
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    Sunset landing, 500mm @ f/4
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    Getting that first drink, 700mm @ f/5.6
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    Same thing, just after sunset, scenic, 200mm @ f/2.8
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    Ron
     
  2. OOOHH brings back memories form January, I didnt have good weather though, excellent series!
     
  3. Ron, excellent series. I was there right after Thanksgiving of last year. You and I shot together on a couple of those days. Some of these shots look very familiar.

    Louie
     
  4. TimK

    TimK

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    Great captures, Ron. Magnificent color!
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow
    Beautiful light
    Super shots
     
  6. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hello Ron

    You truly make me long for this special place with these images pal....

    I will get there this year no matter what :)
     
  7. One of these years ...
     
  8. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Great shots Ron - I really like the colors. Comical landing is great!
     
  9. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Beautiful place and beautiful images! That is some sweet light!
     
  10. Cool a nice set.

    Phillip.
     
  11. Beautiful set, Ron!!
     
  12. Ron, what a great series. I love em all. You really picked the right time to go out and shoot and you were handsomely rewarded. Thanks for sharing. I have to say that I just love "Sunset Landing"
     
  13. Good "seeing" you again

    Lookin' good old dog!!! It was good talking to you and thanks again for the pictures!!! Just got back from the Dr., my leg is wrapped in a giant bandage, but modern pharmacology is keeping me VERY comfortable :smile: Come to think of it, it almost feels like it's 1969 again!! :wink:
     
  14. joecolson

    joecolson

    301
    Jan 28, 2005
    Cary, NC
    Ron,

    I well remember those first several shots from out trip. The "ice dancing" was as comical as I've seen.

    How's Jeff doing with the 500mm?

    Joe
     
  15. Thanks folks... glad you like them.

    Kevin, take care of yourself... but be cool with the Scotch and pain pills :^)

    Joe, I think you can safely say that Jeff really likes the 500mm. It's hard to find him shooting without it now... although he is thinking about a 200/2VR to go along with it. Poor guy is hooked [chuckle].

    Ron
     
  16. joecolson

    joecolson

    301
    Jan 28, 2005
    Cary, NC
    Ron,

    He should take a look at this one at Cameta. They haven't failed me yet (600mm f/4, 400mm f/2.8, etc.) and the 500mm f/4 that I sold to Jeff came from Cameta.

    Joe
     
  17. Hi Ron,

    The second, fifth and seventh are just outstanding! A little bit of a green tinge on the seventh, don't know if it's right as I wasn't there :smile:. Super stuff.

    Best,

    Jose
     
  18. The light there gets interesting around sunset... golden amber, with odd overtones, yielding to a purple post-sunset. Early morning reds and oranges are vivid. It makes up for the harsh mid-day light. Some angles just before sunset can yield a yellow-green-gold look sometimes.

    Gotta get there some day if you can, Jose.

    Joe, I let Jeff know (left a message -- hopefully he checks before noon).

    Ron
     
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