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Michaelaw
06-26-2011, 09:58 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics6/sandhill.jpg

Iguanasan
06-27-2011, 12:03 AM
Awesome detail on this image, Michael. Nicely captured. I just love the splash of colour on his/her forehead. :thumbup:

Hillbillygirl
06-27-2011, 12:06 AM
Wow! Beautiful close-up Michael. (in the wild?)

Michaelaw
06-27-2011, 12:25 AM
Thanks Iggy and HBG

It was shot at the Riefel Migratory bird sanctuary so yes it was wild. The birds are free to come and go as they please. This Crane and its mate were raising a chick but I couldn't get any full shots because of the weeds. Mom here finally ended up in a spot and the wind parted the weeds and there you have it:)

JAS_Photo
06-27-2011, 01:11 AM
Lovely portrait of Mrs. Crane!

Marko
06-27-2011, 10:21 AM
dig the sharpness and close-upness here.

asnow
06-27-2011, 07:31 PM
dig the sharpness and close-upness here.

Ditto for me.

aubintbay
06-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Wow1 Nice close up...and sharp.

Michaelaw
06-28-2011, 01:40 AM
Sometimes a gust of wind isn't your enemy :laughing: Thanks all, I was just happy to get a decent shot of a bird I'd never encountered before. The splash of colour Iggy....You betcha it's cool, I feel like I captured something exotic :laughing:

edG
06-28-2011, 05:54 AM
excellent sharpness and DoF, well done Michael

Bambi
06-28-2011, 08:58 PM
it looks exotic to me!!