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08-JAN-2008 Sandi Whitteker

Sandhill Crane Family

Bosque del Apache

Wasn't it nice of these cranes to pose for a family portrait? Cranes do travel together as family units,
often in pairs or threes, with their kid in tow. Sometimes two or three families will fly together.

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Michael Weinberg25-Jan-2009 20:55
Beautifully composed. Very much like the way the red eyes and foreheads contrast and pop against the blue waters in the background. Michael.
Elaine (etfitz)23-Jun-2008 02:43
Incredible lighting! Wonderful capture!
Chad Ramsey18-Jun-2008 03:19
Wonderful composition! Excellent shot Sandi~V
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte15-Jun-2008 20:34
What a shot !!!! Awesome !

Simon Chandler15-Jun-2008 05:36
Excellent capture, very unique. Very rich tone. v
Bryan Murahashi14-Jun-2008 16:54
Beautiful family portrait. V
mathilda williams12-Jun-2008 22:02
this is so lovely, the light was perfect, and your capture is
equally perfect.
peterjay4512-Jun-2008 03:52
Beautiful shot, Sandi.
Guest 01-Jun-2008 01:35
Excellent shot! V
Chris Spracklen29-May-2008 06:14
I love the way you caught the three heads all together, Sandi.
Wonderful wildlife capture! (V)
Kind regards, Chris
Bryan Murahashi25-May-2008 05:06
Beautiful light for this family portrait. V
Joanne Kamo24-May-2008 17:48
Gorgeous image at Bosque, golden light, and wonderful sharp image of all three. V
coaster23-May-2008 23:15
Nice composition; beautiful birds.
Aivar Mikko23-May-2008 15:51
Vewry nice shot and light.
Naret Visesvongsa23-May-2008 12:29
Nice shot Sandi. Vote.
Carol Rollins23-May-2008 12:21
Beautiful capture with wonderful light Sandi. V
QUERIDO23-May-2008 12:15
very nice shot,V
Guest 23-May-2008 08:35
Fine shot, Sandi. ~V~ The Australian Brolga (crane) also has strong red marking around the head, though not in the pattern shown here.
Bill Robinson23-May-2008 04:29
Lovely family portrait Sandi ! :o)
Yves Marquis23-May-2008 03:56
2 body and 3 head's and a lot of leg's
Jean D23-May-2008 02:48
This capture is stunning and a great shooting location, Sandi! ~V~
Jess. ( Lady.D.)23-May-2008 01:30
Super shot Sandi. It is the Whooping Crane that is endangered, and the Polar Bear is still hunted if you have enough money, such is our species pea brains....I would put the hunters out there on the polar ice and give the bears rifles.
Tom Munson23-May-2008 01:25
Nice shot Sandi. And all sharp. Well done. v
Lise Trempe23-May-2008 01:18
These are beautiful birds with their red head that I never saw, and the light is superb. Very good composition with the herbs at their feet.
Guest 23-May-2008 01:11
Beautifully composed, Sandi! And the light is gorgeous!
Guest 23-May-2008 01:01
I love the warm lighting, beautiful capture of this lovely family, made me think of Florida...nice one Sandi!! :)
monil22-May-2008 22:57
Very nice composition.
Super this shot.
Marco Valk22-May-2008 20:17
great capture; very nice composition. v
marie-jose wolff22-May-2008 19:49
beautiful birds, very nice capture! V
Peter Sussex22-May-2008 18:21
If you capture two cranes, you get a bonus head :) Lovely image and the lighting is fantastic.
Gerard Koehl22-May-2008 16:22
Superbe prise... V
Guest 22-May-2008 16:06
Very beautiful work
Sandi Whitteker22-May-2008 16:05
In answer to Steve's question, I don't believe the sandhill cranes are considered an endangered species, but then, aren't we all an endangered species these days? Like our poor polar bears friends, that I just read may not survive another generation.
Guest 22-May-2008 15:39
Nice composition Sandi. Are they an endangered species like the Black Neck Cranes of Bhutan/Tibet?
Cindi Smith22-May-2008 15:29
They are beautiful birds...gorgeous lighting in this capture too!
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