© Pamela K


Uploaded: November 19, 2004


Sandhill Crane coming in for a landing; Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico; f 5.0 1/800s @ 70.00mm with telephoto extender, handheld; Cropped and enhanced slightly in Photoshop; Feedback greatly appreciated!


Gloria B. Wood November 19, 2004

Pam this is absolutely wonderful! it is the best example of balanced placement I have seen. Excellent work on background, lighting and detail! I would choose this as a winner if it was up to me!!! #189763

Pamela K November 19, 2004

Thank you, Glo!!!

I'm still slightly partial to "Fall Flying" myself, but I like this shot a lot... You don't think it's too centered? (The birds head is smack dab in the middle of the picture, but I couldn't figure out a way to crop it that fixed that and still looked balanced.)

Thanks for the detailed comments! (I really hope the judges like cranes....)

Pam #925766

Karma Wilson November 19, 2004

I agree, this picture is all about balance. The division of clouds/sky, and the wings make the center placement of the bird perfect.

Karma #925783

Pamela K November 19, 2004

Thank you, Karma! It's good to have more opinions!

Pam #925877

Sharon Day level-classic November 19, 2004

Wonderful shot, Pam!!! Gloria and Karma said it all! The crane looks like it's getting ready to either bomb you or land on you :D I saw a peacock bomb someone once...not a pretty sight LOL. #926267

Dan Holm level-classic November 19, 2004

Excellent capture, Pam! Thos great clouds really make th shot! #926328

Pamela K November 19, 2004

Thank you, Sharon and Dan!!

Sharon, luckily he landed before getting to me.... Getting bombed wouldn't have been fun....

Pam #926486

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