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There are a lot of photographers and "bird" people here at the Cafe, but for those not familiar with sandhill cranes, a mated pair of sandhill cranes will call out in unison. Their loud rattling bugle calls, each lasting a couple of seconds, are often strung together. They can be heard up to several miles away.

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I really like this "group" shot. Too often close, portrait shots don't convery the environment and interaction of the flock.
 
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This viewing blind required an overnight stay on an island in the Platte river. I've done this many times, but not in the last several years. The blind has a window at almost water level. Being at below the level of the cranes was pretty cool. It was cold, but with proper gear and a Buddy heater I made it through.
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Hey, Brad - I absolutely loved your sunset sandhill crane photo that is now featured. I doubt that you remember, but we met once way back in the day, when I was headed out of KS going up to, or coming back from, Yellowstone NP. Or perhaps it was on one of my visits up to Kearney . . . Are you still based in Grand Island? Whatever - it's great to see you and your talents back here at the Café.

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Eric
 
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Hey, Brad - I absolutely loved your sunset sandhill crane photo that is now featured. I doubt that you remember, but we met once way back in the day, when I was headed out of KS going up to, or coming back from, Yellowstone NP. Or perhaps it was on one of my visits up to Kearney . . . Are you still based in Grand Island? Whatever - it's great to see you and your talents back here at the Café.

Your pal,

Eric
Hi Eric,

While I don't specifically remember meeting you, I'm glad you reminded me of our meeting. Thank you for commenting on the sunset image. I appreciate the kind words. Yes, I live in Grand Island and while back in the day I was on the river daily, my current job only allows for small windows of time to get out. Hopefully, our paths will cross again sometime soon.

Brad
 

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