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Cranes in Silhouette : Week 7

Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico

This is a panoramic silhouette of two sand hill cranes against the early morning sunrise sky taken in the late Fall of 2003 at Bosque Del Apache (in New Mexico -- This is a popular winter destination for all types of birds from roadrunners, eagles, haws and cranes.

Shot with the 400mm f2.8L IS hand held, this is one of the few so-so shots that I got on a two day stop. There may have been as many people there as birds. I am not sure:-)

I like this image with its out of focus mountains in the background with the birds flying into the frame. The various swirls in the diffuse clouds helps set the image of powered flight by the birds.

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Guest 12-Oct-2007 18:37
Guest 22-Dec-2005 18:21
lovely work, nice use of the wider format, too
Don Guo15-Dec-2004 03:16
Steven Noyes16-Jul-2004 22:21
Thanks. This is one of the images that first couple times you totally overlook it and then, one day yo realise you are looking at it all wrong.

Piotr Siejka16-Jul-2004 19:25
Breathtaking image. Excellent crop!