Bosque? No, Lodi
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dalite
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
Total Posts: 3187
Country: United States

I drove to the Bass Pro store in Manteca to purchase a pair of Muck waterproof boots, and after that decided that I'd drive another 20 miles further north to check out the sandhill cranes at the Isenberg Crane Reserve near Lodi.
Problem was that the late afternoon sun was not in my favor as the birds were on the south side of Woodbridge Road. But, occasionally a bunch of cranes would fly in (heading west) from Cosumnes Preserve, so I took some distant shots. EXIF info: 7D + 400mm/f5.6L lens, mostly at ISO 640. Sunset shots with 7D + Tamron 28-75mm lens, ISO 1000. All photos, except sunset shots, greatly cropped.

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randysc
Registered: May 13, 2009
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I really like #4 Also being focal length challanged I feel your pain on the Sandy shots I went to Bosque with the FM crew last Dec. and my 400 worked pretty well, but we were very close and had thousands of subjects.

Randy



Lluis Barcelo
Registered: Nov 24, 2012
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Country: Mexico

#2 is amazing!



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A nice set Dennis. It's the last 2 for me ~ Ron



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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I really do like the end of the day feeling of the last two, I can almost feel the temperature dropping

Tim



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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#4 for me Dennis



dalite
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
Total Posts: 3187
Country: United States

Thanks Randy. Another plug for a trip to Monkeyland.

Thanks Luis.

Thanks Ron.

Thanks Tim. Yes, a nice sunset is always a fitting ending for a day's work.

Thanks Conrad. There were gazillions of birds up there. And the noise was deafening. Well . . . almost.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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Country: Canada

nicely done Dennis



dalite
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
Total Posts: 3187
Country: United States

Thanks Kenny.