Sandhill Cranes in Flight, New Mexico

© Brenda Tharp

Sandhill Cranes in Flight, New Mexico

Janet Detota 9/12/2004 11:29:42 AM

Fabulous capture! I feel like I'm flying with them! #168157

Brenda Tharp 9/13/2004 11:24:01 AM

Thanks Janet! That would be even more exciting, to fly with them, wouldn't it? The effect of being with them is due to my point of view. I was on an observation deck above the boggy area, about three feet off the ground, and they had just taken off, so they were still low as they flew by me. #773764

Karen Engelbreth 9/3/2005 8:29:48 AM

WOW - fantastic image, Brenda - love it! #1798895

Nikoloz Nasaraia 7/13/2006 5:27:52 AM

coollllllllllllllllll :) #3022962

Alexandra Hankova 11/25/2007 9:05:44 AM

This is beautiful! The colours and the dreaminess of the image, it's like an impressionistic painting. #5121196

Brenda Tharp 11/30/2007 11:22:29 AM

Thank you Karen, Nikoloz and Alexandra for your compliments on the photograph. I've been traveling a great deal the past four months and internet limitations kept me focused on critiques and QnA for my classes; but I do finally catch up.

This was a morning that was so unexciting in terms of the light for getting great images of the birds frozen in flight and with golden light on them. But when one picture opportunity goes away, sometimes another presents itself, and the low light levels allowed me to use a slow shutter and pan to get this dreamy effect. Glad you all like it!

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1/8 sec, aperture not recorded, 300mm lens.

Uploaded on 9/9/2004 9:42:13 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 1N 35mm SLR Camera

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