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Whoop, whoop... (3 new images added)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by tomj, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    Whooping cranes from in and around the Aransas NWR.
    All taken with 500mm f/4 P

    Comments and critique always welcomed.

    ISO 100, f/4.5 1/1000s
    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.5    1/1000s    ISO 100

    ISO 100, f/4.5 1/1250s

    ISO 200, f/4.5 1/1250s
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 23, 2007
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Excellent shots Tom. Whooping Cranes are a rare and I believe endangered species in our part of the country. Is that also true there?
  3. WOW! WHooping cranes?! I haven't seen those except on TV! They say those are endangered too! I'm so glad I got to see your photos of them! They're beautiful and you captured them well!
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yes they are endangered
    They look very much like the sandhill cranes
    Thanks for the great pics
    Thats a first on here
  5. Very nice, love that last shot!
  6. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    Thank you Frank! Yes, quite endangered. From what I was told while down there, they estimate the flock size to be about 240 birds.

    Thank you Dianne. They are beautiful creatures to watch and very much endangered. I had a great time watching and shooting them.

    Thanks Gale. Hopefully one day I will be able to shoot some sandhills as well.

    Thank you very much Sandi. I really appreciate the kind comments.
  7. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    Three more shots of the Whooping Cranes.

    I really was hoping for a flight shot, but the oportunity never came.

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.5    1/1250s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.5    1/1250s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 200
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice additional images
    They are a pretty bird
    Very good shots
    Please keep posting more if you get them
    Very interested in this bird
  9. WOW! I just can't get over how beautiful that bird is! Keep on posting when you can!
  10. If I couldn't get a flight shot I would settle for any singleton of the ones you have. Wowzers! Great shooting and presentation
  11. Of course you want a flight shot. But think of the rest of us; we'd be so happy to see one of the rarest birds in the world, never mind take photos half as good as these. Thank you for sharing them.
    But . . . if you do get a flight shot, please post it here and make us even more jealous!

  12. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    Wow, what a find! It must be amazing to see these in person. Thanks so much for posting these, Tom.

    Although I enjoyed both sets, I especially enjoyed your second set of shots - excellent detail. Very nice job all around.
  13. Fantastic!!! Thanks, Tom.
  14. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Really nice bird art.
  15. Those are some nice shots of a difficult bird
  16. tomj


    Feb 5, 2006
    Thanks Gale. I may have a few more to post in the next day or two. I'm back home in Oklahoma now, so it will be next year before I get to shoot them again.

    Thanks Dianne. I do plan on returning to this spot next year.

    Thanks Nick!! I really appreciate the kind response.

    Thank you very much Alan. I do feel privileged to have had the opportunity to see and shoot these beautiful birds. Maybe next year I will get a flight shot.

    Thanks Miko for the kind words.:smile:

    Thank you Sandi

    Thanks Jeff.

    Thanks Gary. I appreciate your kind comments.
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