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Old May 29, 2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default Late afternoon Sandhill Crane

This shot was taken around 7pm earlier this month. I like the catch-light of the late afternoon sun reflected in the bird's eye.

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Beautiful directional light. I like those intense colors too.
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Thanks for looking and for your comments, Greg.
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That's a really good shot, Steven. Was it hand-held or did you use a tripod?

Although I'm a birdwatcher, I don't usually photograph them. If I do, it's usually a grab shot of something on the feeders in the yard. The results, as you might expect, are never near the quality of your shot.
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That's a really good shot, Steven. Was it hand-held or did you use a tripod?

Although I'm a birdwatcher, I don't usually photograph them. If I do, it's usually a grab shot of something on the feeders in the yard. The results, as you might expect, are never near the quality of your shot.
Thank you for looking and commenting, John.

No, it has been years since I've bothered with a tripod. The sunlight here is usually sufficient for handheld bird shots. I live in an area with wetlands and a lot of interesting large birds, so I get plenty of practice with Egrets, Herons, Cranes, etc. all located within a five minute walk from my home.
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VERY nice Sandhill Crane shots Steven the colors and evening lighting is Great in this shot .Nice job
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VERY nice Sandhill Crane shots Steven the colors and evening lighting is Great in this shot .Nice job
Hi Fred: thanks for those comments. I also liked the lighting on this one. Many of the areas around here are surrounded by tall trees, and in the late evening they cast a lot of long shadows. So whenever the birds walk out of the shadows is the best chance to take advantage of the evening sunlight. This bird had just walked out of the tree shadows when I was able to take the shot.
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Steve thats a very nice shot ...!
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Wow. How close were you?
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Steve thats a very nice shot ...!
Thank you, Harj.
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Hi Sammy. This guy was walking by about 20 -30 feet from me. I waited until it got out of the shadows for a shot in the sunlight.
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