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

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

Comments and critique always welcomed.

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Excellent shots Tom. Whooping Cranes are a rare and I believe endangered species in our part of the country. Is that also true there?
 
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Nice
Yes they are endangered
They look very much like the sandhill cranes
Thanks for the great pics
Thats a first on here
 
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Excellent shots Tom. Whooping Cranes are a rare and I believe endangered species in our part of the country. Is that also true there?
Thank you Frank! Yes, quite endangered. From what I was told while down there, they estimate the flock size to be about 240 birds.

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

Nice
Yes they are endangered
They look very much like the sandhill cranes
Thanks for the great pics
Thats a first on here
Thanks Gale. Hopefully one day I will be able to shoot some sandhills as well.

Very nice, love that last shot!
Thank you very much Sandi. I really appreciate the kind comments.
 
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Three more shots of the Whooping Cranes.

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

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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
 
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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!

Alan
 
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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.
 
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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
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.

WOW! I just can't get over how beautiful that bird is! Keep on posting when you can!
Thanks Dianne. I do plan on returning to this spot next year.

If I couldn't get a flight shot I would settle for any singleton of the ones you have. Wowzers! Great shooting and presentation
Thanks Nick!! I really appreciate the kind response.

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!

Alan
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.

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.
Thanks Miko for the kind words.:smile:

Fantastic!!! Thanks, Tom.
Thank you Sandi

Really nice bird art.
Thanks Jeff.

Those are some nice shots of a difficult bird
Thanks Gary. I appreciate your kind comments.
 

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