More Whooping Cranes BIF of Quivira
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Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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Here are three images of Whooping Cranes that passed nearly directly over me at Quivira NWR on 8 November. Three cranes lifted off their roost around 10:30am and made a beeline right for us, so I scrambled to get into BIF mode to get these images. Thanks for looking!

Mike U

Image details:
Nikon D3 with 600mm f/4 lens + 1.4x teleconverter
1/8000s (#1 #2), 1/2000s (#3)
f/5.6 (#1 #2), f/8 (#3)
ISO 640
Tripod with Wimberley gimbal head

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#2


#3



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Nice set Mike. Neat overheads.



Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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KCollett wrote:
Nice set Mike. Neat overheads.


Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!



sdgnh
Registered: Nov 27, 2009
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Beautifully captured! My pic is the first duo. I love the lighting
Nancy



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Nice Mike ~ Ron



Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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Nancy and Ron:
Thanks for the feedback!



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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Nice set of Cranes not often seen on this forum Mike.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds.

Kirk



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Great job Mike, I'd love to see these guys.

Rob



Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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KirkB wrote:
Nice set of Cranes not often seen on this forum Mike.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds.

Kirk


Thanks a lot Kirk, we sure get a lot of Sandies on here (which I LOVE to photograph by the way, and I'll probably post soon from this same shoot). I really feel privileged to have been in their presence.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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i like them all Mike .. very nice



wmicmc
Registered: Nov 10, 2012
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More great whooping crane photos. How can we get permission to place them on our web page? whoopingcrane.com Please contact me at wmicmc@bellsouth.net

Chester



Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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Thanks kmunroe and Chester. Chester, I did send you an email, btw. Thanks, Mike



dhb820
Registered: Aug 11, 2012
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Beautiful! Love them all.