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Sandhill Cranes Silhouette Landing.jpg

Sandhill Cranes Silhouette Landing.jpg

Bosque Del Apache NWR, New Mexico

I know this looks like a Japanese print of the sacred cranes native to Japan. But this is simply a small group of Sandhill Cranes dropping in formation to roost while photographed against the glow of the orange New Mexico sunset. This image seems to display all of the stages of the landing process.

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/3200s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

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Mario Solka03-Dec-2009 17:41
Another stunning image**V**
edwina beaumont10-Jan-2007 09:24
fantastic to catch so many different poses against this great sky
JB08-Jan-2007 20:27
A classic.
photoperry03-Mar-2006 18:30
What a great shot. Nice silhouettes with all the birds in a different pose against a "clean" background. Voted.