A Major Scene

© Thomas E. Hinds

A Major Scene

Lindley Johnson Student 1/26/2013 5:30:12 PM

A terrific image of a variety of birds! Love the color, light, and composition - well done, Thomas! #1511341

Liz Bullock 1/26/2013 6:35:08 PM

Just beautiful! #10539095

Tammy M. Anderson 1/26/2013 6:54:48 PM

Sounds like a wonderful place to photograph. Beautiful colors, timing and capture, Tom. #10539126

Susan Williams 1/26/2013 9:37:13 PM

Incredible capture and a compelling story in scene and words. Very nice work, Thomas. #10539248

Michelle Alton 1/27/2013 5:10:20 AM

You must have been gasping for air to have all this drama in one shot. It is a winner (in my eyes) on several levels. #10539497

Daniel Ruf 1/27/2013 5:36:32 AM

Beautiful capture. I've read where cranes are pretty aggressive fighters as they go for the eye's with that nice "sword" they have as a bill. #10539549

John Connolly 1/27/2013 11:07:20 AM

What an amazing wildlife scene Thomas! A delightful feel good capture! #10540058

Thomas E. Hinds 1/27/2013 5:35:37 PM

Thanks very much, Lindley, Liz, Tammy, Susan, Michelle, Daniel, and John! Your comments are very appreciated! #10540427

Barbara Mason 1/27/2013 5:43:01 PM

So very beautiful and informative Tom - colours and composition magnificent Wow !!! #10540451

Nancy L. Green 1/28/2013 9:55:07 AM

This is one AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL sight Thomas, VERY well done!! <>< #10542282

Marijana Fajgl 1/28/2013 1:17:53 PM

What a scene! This is so impressive, Thomas! Amazing capture. #10542702

Thomas E. Hinds 1/28/2013 5:36:39 PM

Thank you much, Barbara, Nancy, and Marijana! #10543049

PATRICIA A. CASEY 1/30/2013 5:11:26 AM

WOW, WOW, WOW.....Wonderful capture, Thomas....talk about right place right time....perfect....I bet the raven got away unscathed LOL...he can fly faster than the eagle....Have a great day Thomas! #10545616

Thomas E. Hinds 2/3/2013 7:21:18 AM

Thanks so much, Patricia! #10551689

Stefania Barbier 2/25/2013 12:47:59 AM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10582561

Ujjwal Mukherjee 2/25/2013 3:13:53 AM

What an amazing scene and capture,Thomas! Congratulations!! #10582816

Tammy M. Anderson 2/25/2013 4:49:03 AM

Beautiful finalist, Congrats! #10583002

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/25/2013 4:59:47 AM

Beautiful storytelling image, Tom!

Congrats on your finalist and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10583019

Carol Eade 2/25/2013 8:49:34 AM

Just beautiful, congratulations on your finalist! #10583677

Marilyn Cornwell 2/25/2013 9:33:52 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! I hope it continues on - this is a gorgeous image! #10583860

Marijana Fajgl 2/25/2013 11:24:05 AM

I am so happy to see this one again, Thomas! huge congratulations! #10584210

Debra R. Harder 2/25/2013 2:19:52 PM

WOW...this is magical, Tom! The light, colors and timing are superb. Huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10584486

Val Feldman 2/25/2013 6:53:46 PM

Magical IS the word - I agree with Deb...the colors and the remarkable layers of the different varieties of birds - what a shot - dramatic would be an understatement. Oh, hoping to see Gold attached to this one, Tom...superb work - congratulations! #10585168

Joannie M. Bertucci 2/26/2013 2:47:26 PM

One of natures finest captures Tom! Amazing visual! Congrats on your very well deserved finalist! #10586991

Thomas E. Hinds 2/26/2013 5:13:44 PM

Thanks very much, Stefania, Ujjwal, Tammy, Debby, Carol, Marilyn, Marijana, Deb, Val, and Joannie, for your kind words! #10587237

Irene Colling 2/27/2013 12:08:08 PM

An energetic image with lots of activity. I can hear the honks from a mile away.

Great shot Thomas. Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo. #10588460

Mary Beth Aiello 2/27/2013 2:07:18 PM

Stunningly spectacular, Tom. This deserves a top Gold. Huge congrats. #10588629

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/27/2013 3:00:45 PM

What a great finalist! Congratulations

jo ann c. #10588730

Linda L. Ruiz 2/27/2013 4:15:23 PM


Thomas E. Hinds 2/27/2013 5:11:19 PM

Thanks so much for all the gracious words, Irene, Mary Beth, Jo Ann, and Linda! #10588871

Phyllis A. Houghton 2/28/2013 4:31:13 PM

WOW!! Mind boggling excitement! I am happy for you that you got to experience this! #10590216

Thomas E. Hinds 2/28/2013 6:20:58 PM

Thanks, Phyllis! #10590324

Terry Cervi 2/28/2013 7:27:32 PM

Stunning doesn't even describe this properly, Tom!! Congrats on your finalist. A Fave!

PATRICIA A. CASEY 3/1/2013 11:37:32 AM

Congratulations on this Finalist too, Thomas! Cheers.... #10591946

Thomas E. Hinds 3/1/2013 6:17:18 PM

Thank you very much, Terry, and Patricia! I appreciate your kind comments! #10592441

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/5/2013 11:11:59 AM

What a spectacular sight of nature to behold...you have captured it beautifully, Tom! Congratulations on a stunning finalist! #10597515

Thomas E. Hinds 3/5/2013 5:38:33 PM

Thank you, Patsy! Great to hear from you! #10597988

Thomas E. Hinds 3/5/2013 5:39:47 PM

Of course, I meant, Patti, not Patsy! LOL! #10597989

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/5/2013 6:11:23 PM

No problem, Thumb :))) #10598012

Merna L. Nobile 3/22/2013 1:01:49 PM

What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editorís Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!

Thomas E. Hinds 5/26/2013 9:25:49 AM

Thanks, Merna! #10707112

Phyllis A. Houghton 6/1/2013 9:31:27 AM

Any time I go to your album I take another look at this magnificient scene! #10717955

Thomas E. Hinds 6/1/2013 8:18:24 PM

Thanks, Phyllis! I was indeed fortunate to watch all of this unfold. I feel similar each time I go to the Bosque. One never knows the magic they might see! #10718558

Phyllis A. Houghton 2/1/2014 2:43:34 PM

This is my favorite! I leave to go look this up and add to bucket list!! Then back to super bowl cooking. #10962870

Thomas E. Hinds 2/1/2014 3:01:25 PM

Thanks very much, Phyllis! I was just back at the Bosque this week. Love each time there. #10962930

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


Several thousand (most not pictured) Snow Geese take flight suddenly when a Bald Eagle flaps his wings at a Raven (who seems unconcerned) to keep him away from finishing the last of a meal. The Sand Hill Cranes on the ground must somehow know an eagle won't too often mess with them -- after all they may be outweighed by an eagle but are taller and have a longer wingspan. Just might make an eagle leary. Taken in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on 1/26/2013 5:21:24 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Thomas E. Hinds. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.