East African Crowned Crane

Discussion in 'Birds' started by zerocool, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. zerocool

    zerocool

    546
    Jan 21, 2008
    Tracy Calif
    click for larger image...

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  2. I think crowned cranes are exquisite birds. Where was this one taken?
     
  3. Roy, considering the lighting conditions I find this a very good shot. Sweet how you used the shadow of the pole to balance the lighting on the crane.
     
  4. zerocool

    zerocool

    546
    Jan 21, 2008
    Tracy Calif
    Oakland Zoo, a total of 4 birds, along with an Egyptian goose i couldn't get a good shot of because of where the sun was lol....also have a couple huge Griffon Vulture's that were sitting out in the sun that i cursed for being in the sun...
     
  5. Gotta hate those harsh lighting conditions. I'm familiar with them as well.
     
  6. zerocool

    zerocool

    546
    Jan 21, 2008
    Tracy Calif
    Here is another Shot ... i was able to save this one from the harsh lighting conditions...

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  7. Beautiful job with the lighting! Bit of an awkward crop though. Would like to see the rest of the bird and less sand in that upper right corner.
     
  8. zerocool

    zerocool

    546
    Jan 21, 2008
    Tracy Calif
    unfortunately , the bird is cropped in frame (not by photoshop)