Spent several hours driving the dirt roads paralleling the Platt River in Nebraska where the Sandhill Cranes were feeding in the surrounding corn fields. With about 175,000 Sandhills in the area, there were plenty of photo op’s. This one had his full wingspan on display. Had some clouds which ended up being a blessing with the color in his feathers coming out. This nearly full framed shot is one of my favorites. Taken handheld out the car window. Some were too close and I should have taken off the teleconverter but didn’t want to take the time to do it.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III teleconverter, handheld
1/400 Sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation.