…morning light is magic…

Dancing Sandhill Cranes

To round out my Nebraska Sandhill Crane posts, the most fun was watching these birds do their mating dances.  They would bow down and then jump into the air for all to see.  Some would pick up corn stalks and throw them up into the air.  The fields were full of Sandhill’s jumping all around.  Good times.  Just wish that I would have had my new camera on this trip.  Can’t wait to go back next year.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II out the car window

1/500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/400 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/640 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering

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1/400 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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3 responses

  1. Great photos. It must have been fun to watch that action.

    May 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

  2. Thanks Lyle. It was lots of fun. Also not a bad gig just driving around and shooting out the car window.

    May 11, 2014 at 7:50 am

  3. I think I could watch them all day. Lucky you!

    May 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm

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