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Featured Cranes on the Platte river in lousy light. (whooper included)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bmell, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. bmell

    bmell

    Feb 11, 2009
    Nebraska
    I know many were watching college hoops last night, but I was having a great time with friends along the river. Lousy light means you need to try different ways to make a photo. The whooping crane is always treat to see here in Nebraska as there are only about 400 in the North American central flyway. but hard to photograph as he (she) likes to hang out far away from the camera.

    The most recent count has 540,000 sandhill cranes on the Platte in central Nebraska.

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  2. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    That first image works for me!!!! Great - and creative - way to take advantage of the situation!
     
  3. I really like the first image - it really captured my attention and drew me in...
     
  4. fotodale

    fotodale

    16
    Dec 7, 2017
    The first shot is terrific bmell ! I'm a fan of animal images that show movement. A flock of birds in motion are favorites for me. Very nice work.

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  5. rick_reno

    rick_reno

    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    Really like that first shot.
     
  6. bmell

    bmell

    Feb 11, 2009
    Nebraska
    Thank you.

    It's a challenging way to make the best of really bad lighting.

    Thank you

    The whooper is really just a document that I saw the bird. Too far away for any detail.
     
  7. The first one is truly a work of art and love.
     
  8. bmell

    bmell

    Feb 11, 2009
    Nebraska
    Hey Nick, thank you for the nomination to the front along with the kind words. I do love being out ont he river this time of year!
     
  9. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    I love that first shot!
     
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