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Old Oct 23, 2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Frosty Foggy Morning

Headed up north to a wildlife refuge called Crex Meadows in Grantsburg, WI, to get some pics of the thousands of Sandhill Cranes that are migrating through. The area was totally fogged in, with just ghost images of the cranes visible thru the dense mist. Out of desperation I shot a few frames of the frost covered grasses. After I saw how well they turned out, I wished I'd taken more, but I was too focused on hoping the fog would clear so I could get my bird pics. Another example of needing to stay open minded.



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Old Oct 23, 2012, 3:13 PM   #2
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 6:54 PM   #3
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love it. so smooth and soft
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 4:16 PM   #4
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nice .....peacful......calm.....
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It's a relaxing scene and has a nice depth of field and monochromatic color that suits it perfectly.

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P.S. I am waiting patiently to see the Sandhill Crane pictures.
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Love it! I've always enjoyed grass pictures, but so few of mine really work out well. This one is so pretty.
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Thanks for the comments everyone. Ok, I'll take a look at the crane pics again, but compared to what I've gotten other years, they're a disapointment. Before, my "long" lens was 300 mm. This year I've had 9 months practice with my 150 - 500 mm Sigma and was hoping for better shots of the dawn take offs of all the flocks in the refuge. Upcoming foot surgery made this a one shot trip, so like baseball fans, it's wait 'til nex year!
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Sure do hope and pray for your quick recovery from surgery!

PS - Lovely misty frosty image - such depth of mood...
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Sweet shot Bob and good luck with the foot op.
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