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Old Apr 6, 2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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The Cranes are doing their mating dance but so far I have not been able to get as close as I want, so here is the best I have done so far.



A crop of the above image!


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Old Apr 6, 2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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Fascinating!You are fortunate to live in an areawhere this sort of wildlife is natural! Great image!
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Old Apr 6, 2009, 1:40 PM   #3
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I know what yo mean about not being able to get close enough Tom,
I managed to get a series of shots about a year ago of a pair doing there dance. the only lens I had at the time was the 18-55mm kit lens. I knew right then I was going to have to get a longer lens! :G
they sure are fun to watch.

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Old Apr 6, 2009, 3:18 PM   #4
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How fascinating - love the picture. The crop works out pretty well.
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Wow, I've never seen such a ritual first hand -- only on PBS and the Discovery Channel. Those shots are great.
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 12:32 AM   #6
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They are fun to watch, but hard to get close to when the dancing is going on.

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Old Apr 12, 2009, 6:07 AM   #7
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Those are really nice!

The cranes here are also very hard to come close, and this year there weren't as many as last year either. But they gave me an opportunity to try my F*300mm lens (slightly cropped):



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Old Apr 12, 2009, 6:10 AM   #8
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And a 100% crop of another picture, pp:ed with auto contrast and the smart sharpening tool. I wanted to see what I can squeeze out of this lens, and I'm not dissapointed.

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Old Apr 14, 2009, 3:38 PM   #9
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Nice shots from both. I like Tom's second one the best and Kjell good work with the PP.

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