A Major Scene

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A Major Scene

Lindley Johnson level-classic 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 blahh 1/26/2013 6:35:08 PM

Just beautiful! #10539095

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

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

Susan Williams level-classic 1/26/2013 9:37:13 PM

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

Michelle Alton level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 1/27/2013 11:07:20 AM

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

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 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 level-classic 1/27/2013 5:43:01 PM

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

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

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

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 1/28/2013 1:17:53 PM

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

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

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

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 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 level-classic 2/3/2013 7:21:18 AM

Thanks so much, Patricia! #10551689

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/25/2013 12:47:59 AM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10582561

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 2/25/2013 3:13:53 AM

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

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

Beautiful finalist, Congrats! #10583002

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 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 level-classic 2/25/2013 8:49:34 AM

Just beautiful, congratulations on your finalist! #10583677

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 Bertucci level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 2/28/2013 6:20:58 PM

Thanks, Phyllis! #10590324

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/28/2013 7:27:32 PM

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

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 3/1/2013 11:37:32 AM

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

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

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

Patti Coblentz level-classic 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 level-classic 3/5/2013 5:38:33 PM

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

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

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

Patti Coblentz level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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 level-classic 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

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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

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