Ya, we got Sandhill Cranes in Indiana!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Like some dummy, I forgot my heavy Gitzo 1340? tripod with the full wimberley on it, and only brought up the little Gitzo 1228 with only a Markins M-10 ballhead. Now, if you've ever tried to shoot @700mm sitting only on a ballhead, I'm here to tell you it ain't easy!
    Also, needed to stop down more to get their head in better focus. These are a couple of my better efforts. It was windy and they were about 400 ft away.
    original.
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 700 mm
    Exposure Time 1/1250 sec
    Aperture f/6.3
    ISO Equivalent 800
    Exposure Bias +1
    White Balance
    Metering Mode center weighted (2)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority

    original.
    Focal Length 700 mm
    Exposure Time 1/1250 sec
    Aperture f/8
    ISO Equivalent 800
    Exposure Bias +1/3
    White Balance
    Metering Mode center weighted (2)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Well captured Steve, especially the first. Did you really get those in Indiana??
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Yep, in Syracuse Indiana, believe it or not

    They're just not nearly as abundant around here vs Fla. You really gotta look for them.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Uh, Steve, Syracuse is in NY.... :lol:

    Wonder why they are in FL and IN, but not here in between??
     
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Search me Flew, maybe they don't care for Alabama grubs!

    :? My cottage is in the lakes region of NW Indiana, and I hear they're fairly plentiful in some of the other places not far from me here.

    Here's a couple more decent shots. Like I said I had to shoot with a 700mm lens mounted only on a Markins M-10 ballhead. Needed to stop down more too. Not the easiest thing to do. Plus, these were about 50% crops. Didn't get that close.
    original.
    original.
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 700 mm
    Exposure Time 1/1000 sec
    Aperture f/8
    ISO Equivalent 800
    Exposure Bias +1/3
    White Balance
    Metering Mode center weighted (2)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Two more pretty good shots Steve. Guess I'll have to buy some Indiana grubs to attract them here. 8)
     
  7. Re: Yep, in Syracuse Indiana, believe it or not

    yeah, and you need monster lenses to get a close up :)

    Need to come down here where they ignore you and feed feet away so you can get some tighter shots....

    this one is essentially uncropped:
    original.

    Those are good shots, we just need to get you a bit closer, thats all.. 8)
     
  8. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Hey, how you doing Harris!?

    Looks like I missed your call again. Sorry bout that. You're so right! 400 ft away, is nuts!
     
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