Feathered Fan...

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 11/21/2005 5:53:38 AM

Just beautiful...love the twisted look! #347673

Brinn MacDougall 11/21/2005 8:03:00 AM

Beautiful capture and what a pose! #2101866

Dan J. Holm level-deluxe 11/21/2005 3:58:41 PM

Elegant and absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! EXCELLENT catch and capture! #2103694

Janine Russell level-deluxe 11/21/2005 6:54:17 PM

Excellent detail, pose and composition. #2104309

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 11/21/2005 7:35:05 PM

Beautiful work. Congradulations. #2104454

Dick & Sara throughthelens level-deluxe 11/22/2005 4:39:27 PM

Linda, Brinn, Dan, Janine, Kara -Thank you so much for your warm praise and for taking the time in all of our busy schedules to view and respond to our pictures!!! This picture holds a special place in our hearts since we watched these little "guys/gals" from birth to now,their juvenile stage. We captured these youn Stanley's at three weeks old on our website titled Feeding Lesson 101 and Just the Two of Us. My, how they grow, just like grandchildren, and we should know we have four. They are getting ready to ship them off to other zoos that have requested them and we will surely miss them... Thank you again!!! Dick & Sara
PS: Janine, is our garage room ready??? #2108243

Janine Russell level-deluxe 11/22/2005 11:41:38 PM

Dick and Sara, no room in the garage, but I do have a few guest rooms...Thanks so much for your words of encouragement regarding my photos. #2109073

Christian P. Nicolas level-deluxe 11/23/2005 3:16:11 AM

TTL I definitely envy you. What a shot! This gallery of yours is awesome.

Thanks for the visit. I took a trip to Loxahatchee after Wilma, it was so sad to see this entire habitat in such bad shape.
#2109467

Dick & Sara throughthelens level-deluxe 11/24/2005 6:52:48 PM

Christian, thank you so much for your praise... We have been hesitant to head that way for fear that we would find exactly what you experienced! I don't know if this year will be a good bird year here in South Florida - no place for them to hide or nest in....Thank you so much again for your generous praise! The Everglades should start dropping its water table early next month which normally brings the alligators and the wading birds to Shark Valley. Last year it was an awesome sight! If they do come down again this year and you are interested in joining us, send us an e-mai with contact information and we will be happy to join you there for a day of shooting and show you some of our hot spots... Dick & Sara (TTLG) #2117829

Nicole Kessel level-deluxe 12/14/2005 6:50:39 AM

Wonderful shot! Awesome clarity and comosition! #2184727

Jack Nevitt level-deluxe 12/20/2005 3:26:59 AM

good job. #2202473

Cindy Paquette 12/20/2005 7:52:19 AM

Dick and Sara,
This is soooo lovely! Congrats! #2203655

Cathy Barrows 12/20/2005 11:57:33 AM

Congrats on your finalist...fantastic #2205270

Deborah Sandidge level-deluxe 12/20/2005 1:41:00 PM

A beautiful capture, congratulations Dick and Sara!! #2205872

Dick & Sara throughthelens level-deluxe 12/20/2005 3:00:24 PM

Nicole, Jack, Cindy, Cathy and Deborah - Thank you for your comments! They are very appreciated! By the way Cathy and Deborah, we were at the west coast this past weekend and visited Venice Rookery at sunrise for the Blue Heron's courtships (but the sun never rose, it was raining and cold), and Ding Darling for the Roseatte Spoonbills and Woodstorks, and will be posting some of those pictures soon. So glad to see that the birds are finally coming back..... #2206258

Cindy Cone 12/21/2005 6:11:10 PM

Congrats on this beauty, Dick and Sara! Let me know when you're heading to this coast again, the rookery, etc. Looking forward to your new photos! #2211113

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/16/2006 8:35:11 AM

Love this shot Dick. Great pose and clarity #2649371

Amanda D. Austwick level-deluxe 4/23/2009 8:26:00 PM

What an incredible pose you captured! Great composition. CONGRATULATIONS!!! #7442442

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Description

This Juvenile Stanley Crane is the same one as in our picture Feeding Lesson 101 and Just the Two of Us. It is unbelievable the way those little downy creatures could grow up into these beautiful feathery cranes! Canon 300 w 1.4XT, fill flash with better beamer at -1.00 compensation, semi cloudy day. ISO 200, F8 at 1/320.

Uploaded on 11/21/2005 5:34:24 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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