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Calling all Cranes!
06-MAY-2009 Sayer

Calling all Cranes!

Kensington Metro Park, Michigan

As we quietly and carefully moved closer to the cranes...
They suddenly raised up and called out to their friends that flew overhead.
We were more than startled by the sudden outburst (more like scared out of our boots!)
It was an amazing sight and we felt so fortunate to experience it so close and personally.

Taken with the 1.4x tele-converter, zooming out allowed them both to fit in the frame.


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Yuri Peress26-Aug-2009 08:00
Excellent capture! :)
Guest 18-Jul-2009 15:54
Truly!Truly!Truly!...the moment its click...your foto just like watching HD.
Matthew Mannell27-May-2009 19:18
Wow, just incredilbe. You've done a magnificent job capturing the moment. V
Dave Hawkins26-May-2009 03:36
Wonderful detail and interesting behavior
Ali Majdfar23-May-2009 07:04
Superb! ~V
Petros Labrakos23-May-2009 06:01
stunning capture!
(V)
Sandi Whitteker23-May-2009 02:18
Fabulous capture! Perfect depth of field including a wonderful close look and excellent background.
Yves Rubin22-May-2009 03:24
This is so special and wonderful! The essence of beauty! BV
Alina20-May-2009 22:45
Wow, fantastic capture, v
Jay Levin20-May-2009 20:16
Wonderful details, pose, and colors, Sayer, in this amazing shot. Vote
Wenche Aune19-May-2009 18:22
Fantastic! V
Laura Pipkin19-May-2009 01:23
Another great capture! Love the soft background! v.
Jean Chiasson18-May-2009 21:36
Wow great capture Sayer big vote
Nikhil Bahl18-May-2009 16:59
Cool shot. v
Sofia Solomennikova18-May-2009 10:09
Just fabulous!!! V
Monique LaguŽ17-May-2009 12:32
Superb and good details. v
Randy Adams17-May-2009 12:22
Fantastic Sayer! Timing, focus, framing...excellent! V
edwina beaumont17-May-2009 06:26
superb, I can hear them calling
Valentina17-May-2009 03:46
wow!!! awesome!! :)
Susanne v. Schroeder17-May-2009 01:47
Amazing shot! Thanks for sharing your experience.
estralita17-May-2009 01:21
I can hear their calls, the shot is so perfect! vote
Christopher Schlaf16-May-2009 23:58
Great story great shot.V
Dan's Dad 16-May-2009 23:38
I can only imagine the wonderful experience of being up close. And I agree, we can "see" the sound in your lovely image.
Rodrigo Mendoza16-May-2009 19:09
Outstanding image in every way; it really captures the moment well.
Degsy16-May-2009 18:58
Fantastic!
Enrique&Tony 16-May-2009 18:35
OMG Sayer you are killing me with this shot wonderful....
Jess. ( Lady.D.)16-May-2009 18:05
Good capture Sayer, excellent detail and colour....
Israel Fichman R.I.P16-May-2009 17:01
Wow, This is really beautiful. V
Marco Valk16-May-2009 16:39
great capture; terrfic detail. voted
Tricia16-May-2009 16:02
Great capture, I can almost hear them! Hope you are going to post some images of the babies too......
Carol Breton16-May-2009 14:18
Wow, Sayer, this is one fantastic shot! I agree with Tom....I have never seen such wonderfully,
clear, sharp, detail on a Crane before. Marvelous work! ~
Jeff Waldorff16-May-2009 12:52
Great pose and details, Sayer! The blurred one in the background gives this an excellent composition!
Char16-May-2009 12:04
Hi Sayer,
And these do make an awful sound! I had some in my backyard one day and they scared me silly. It was the first time I had even seen one and their cry preceeded their appearance. This is a terrific capture! \/
Janet Forjan-Freedman16-May-2009 11:43
What a wonderful moment you captured!
oak16-May-2009 09:34
It's not often that you can actually hear a photograph. In this photograph of yours, you can.
AlexP16-May-2009 09:13
Wonderful shot! Excellent detail and compo, V!
Heidi Jonker16-May-2009 08:38
Fantastic colours and details!
Art Parnell16-May-2009 03:48
Fantastic pose and perfect timing, Sayer. Nicely composed with the 2nd out of focus crane.
Jerry Krause Sr16-May-2009 03:04
Fantastic Sayer... I agree with Bob..everything about it is wonderful..v
Marc Vermeulen16-May-2009 02:28
Fantastic, nice colors! V
Bob Gilley16-May-2009 02:20
Spectacular photo Sayer. I love everything about it. *v*
Tom Torbert16-May-2009 02:08
Incredible image.. This is the most stunning photo of a sandhill crane that I have seen.. I also use the Sigma 300-800 (w/1.4TC occassionaly).. Love the lens. Great image.. VVV
Aida Villaronga16-May-2009 01:00
Superb colors! V
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