Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sandhill Cranes 3















Sandhill Cranes 3

Having a long neck is very convenient for preening feathers as you can see in the last images in my Sandhill Cranes Series.


As I mentioned earlier in this series, I was happy to photograph the sandhill cranes in Citrus Park but wish I had seen them with their little ones.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sandhill Cranes




















Sandhill Cranes


I followed the sandhill crane for well over a month and stopped to make photos a few times. I soon discovered that the bird is so tall, long shots don't really show much detail. Then when I zoom in closer, I seemed to be making the same close views each time. Even though the sandhill cranes were used to people they didn't stay still when I approached them.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sandhill Crane


















Sandhill Crane

This is the first year that I photographed sandhill cranes. Not long after I first saw a pair, one of them disappeared for the rest of the time I was in Citrus Park. Not long after I left for home, the pair of cranes showed up with two young ones. I was hoping to photograph the young birds, but it was not meant to be.


Today's photos show one of the large birds preening its feathers.

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