Sand Hill Cranes

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Jean Gregory Evans on December 31, 2008


joyfotos on December 31, 2008

This pair spent a summer with us. Unfortunately a hunter took one shot at some geese nearby and that was the last of their time on our property as it spoked them. They have a loud, very distinctive call that alerts you to their presence from a mile away. They are newly re-introduced to the wild in our area the last few years. Before I only saw them in Baraboo in the International Crane Center. They are huge birds.

picture fan on February 3, 2009

wow! well done!

I like it

Greetings from Germany, Mario

joyfotos on February 4, 2009

Thanks! Luckily this pair was used to us taking walks and as long as I kept moving while shooting them they did not spook.

((Ospr3y)) on October 19, 2009

Wow! Amazing shot! Beautiful birds! It shows what this camera can do!

joyfotos on October 19, 2009

Yes, I love this shot as these birds spent the summer with us several summers ago. But this was long before the SX10 IS. I can't remember for sure as it is scanned in but probably the Canon Rebel with film & a Tamron 80-205 lens. But under the same circumstances the SX10 might have been better.

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