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Sandhill Cranes: Kiting
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Sandhill Cranes: Kiting
Sandhill Cranes: Kiting
1/400s @ f/10, ISO 1600, 300mm lens @ 600 mm using 2X TC. (C-A)
The Sandhill Crane is one of the two Crane species that regularly occurs in the US.The other is the Whooping Crane. Several races of Sandhill Crane are recognized. Some races are migratory, others are sedentary. The Greater Sandhill Crane, shown here, stands about 3.5 feet tall with a wingspan of 6 to 7 feet, and is the largest race of Sandhill Cranes.
During the fall migration, some 12,000 to 16,000 Cranes make Indiana their home. The highest population estimate of 32,000 individuals occurred in the 1991 migratory season.

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Laura E. Swan
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    Amazing to read about these beautiful birds. Almost Jurassic Park seeming in size! WOW!

Great job, Rona!!!

-Laura

11/21/2010 9:37:58 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Ah! They both fly and face in different directions! :) The detail in this image is really nicely done, Rona.
Hey, what happened to the precision counting? I guess they round out above 11,954, huh. :)
Steve

11/21/2010 10:05:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, what an incredible wildlife capture Rona!

11/21/2010 10:31:15 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Terrific capture!

11/21/2010 11:51:45 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Absolutely fantastic light and composition, Rona!! Looks awesome!!!

11/22/2010 2:48:54 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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A phenomenal capture with so many in the air in various positions--all in focus. The light must've been difficult, but you nailed it!

11/22/2010 3:08:57 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Rona, I see some of the cranes are late for that committee meeting! :-) Outstanding stop action of these cranes approaching the group and your nature guiding is much appreciated!

11/22/2010 4:30:16 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing capture and light, Rona. Must be awesome to see these cranes up close.

11/22/2010 4:31:16 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Wow this is very unique and well executed. Excellent action and clarity Rona. WTG.
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11/22/2010 4:32:29 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Terrific light on their backs, Rona, and I love the composition with that narrow strip of light, busy foreground backed by the interest of the darker panel. Very well done.

11/22/2010 4:48:25 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Wow Rona this is a beautiful shot with wonderful light. Were in Indiana does this happen? I never knew they were any where around that area.

11/22/2010 5:36:28 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Terrific action capture, Rona!

11/22/2010 7:31:13 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Wow, what an amazing sight, Rona! How exciting to have captured it so beautifully.

11/22/2010 9:10:48 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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OMG, What a spectacular image you captured, Rona! The light, BG and stop action are superb!! Well done!

11/22/2010 5:41:57 PM

 
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Thanks everyone for the visit and such great comments. The Sandhill Crane migration occurs each fall and spring (fall is bigger) in Indiana at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. I will be posting many more images in the days and weeks to come since I certainly took a lot of them!

11/22/2010 6:05:23 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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It is a fantastic series, Rona...I like what Steve pointed out about the flying in different directions :)
Great detail, lighting, and feel of the scene!

11/22/2010 8:41:25 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great comp, lighting and wildlife capture Rona!! Jeff

11/23/2010 3:02:58 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOW, spectacular tones, colors, lighting, clarity, stop action & beauty on this masterful work, Rona! Winner in my book, indeed! WTG!

11/23/2010 2:57:27 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Interesting information, Rona, and a great capture too!

11/23/2010 3:52:47 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Thanks Patti, Jeff, Paddy, and Terry for stopping by. Really appreciate it!

11/23/2010 5:47:44 PM

 
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Fabulous capture Rona, I didn't realize that many Sandhills migrated thru Indiana...I've been to Bosque and knew they were in Nebraska too.

11/23/2010 6:54:06 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Oh wow!This is out of this world,Rona!Precious!Incredible lighting and color and awesome timing!Perfect!

11/23/2010 8:10:23 PM

 
Garth D. Beatty
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Nice Capture!

I went to Nebraska one year in the early
spring to see the Cranes where they rested near the Platte River on their way north. I did not know they also passed through Indiana.

11/28/2010 2:36:24 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Big congrats to you Rona on your finalist!

12/13/2010 12:54:02 PM

 
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Rona

CONGRATULATIONS on this great finalist

Ysa...

12/13/2010 2:35:38 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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So lovely, Rona...congratulations on your finalist!!

12/13/2010 2:42:00 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Awesome, Rona! Congratulations on this fabulous capture!

12/13/2010 3:17:48 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Awesome, Rona! Congratulations on this fabulous capture!

12/13/2010 3:17:52 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Good Grief, Rona - I missed this beauty first time around - Happy to give you a BIG congrats on this spectacular image and wish you all the best in the upcoming round! (Aren't they just the most remarkably wonderful birds???)

12/13/2010 3:41:34 PM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Beautiful finalist, Rona! We get Sandhill cranes migrating near us in the Central Ca valley usually around this time of year, Dec and January. We don't have the beautiful tall trees behind them though! A huge congratulations to you!

12/13/2010 4:38:23 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Rona, o0n this awesome finalist!

Debby

12/13/2010 4:46:58 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Big congrats Rona. Awesome.
JP

12/13/2010 5:11:44 PM

 
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Huge congrats, Rona. I am sure we will see this wonderful capture again.

12/13/2010 5:46:47 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist, Rona! It's a beauty!

12/13/2010 5:46:51 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this FANTASTIC finalist, Rona! It's fabulous! :-) k

12/13/2010 5:50:45 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Big congratulations on your very well deserved finalist Rona, good luck next round!

12/13/2010 6:06:14 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Rona!!

12/13/2010 6:25:05 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Terrific capture for sure, Rona. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

12/13/2010 6:55:53 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Rona, on your EXCELLENT finalist!! Deb

12/13/2010 8:08:36 PM

 
Peggy Kahan
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Amazing capture, Rona. Love the lighting, composition, colors, clarity. Just beautiful.

12/13/2010 9:25:26 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

12/13/2010 9:35:36 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Thank you all so very much for such generous comments and congratulations - they are very inspiring to me and I really appreciate them!

12/13/2010 10:23:32 PM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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What a special shot, Rona. Neat thing to see - and to photograph. Congratulations on this finalist. TED

12/14/2010 3:19:17 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations Rona on this wonderful Finalist. It is so amazing...I hope to see it with Gold.

12/14/2010 4:36:52 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your amazing finalist, Rona.

12/14/2010 4:47:49 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Rona!

12/14/2010 6:11:14 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist image, Rona!

12/14/2010 7:07:00 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Love the action you captured here in this awesome image Rona! Hope to see it again! Congratulations on this terrific finalist.

12/14/2010 12:20:10 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Rona!

12/14/2010 1:36:40 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Big Congrats !

12/14/2010 1:51:04 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Congratulations on your incredible finalist,Rona!!!I knew it!:-)

12/14/2010 4:43:52 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Heyyyyy Rona. Knew it! Big CONGRATULATIONS! Very busy.

12/14/2010 7:25:35 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Rona.

12/14/2010 9:25:00 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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CONGRATULATIONS on all your finalists, Rona!

12/14/2010 9:39:12 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist, congrats!!!

12/15/2010 2:13:28 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Thank you all very much again - really appreciate the support and encouragement!

12/15/2010 10:21:40 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Rona!!

12/16/2010 7:28:01 AM

 
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Awesome capture! Your have an amazing gallery!

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