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Whooping Cranes

Made my first trip to the Rockport, TX area to see the Whooping Cranes a few weeks ago.  It’s been on my bucket list forever since I’ve lived in Texas but never made it there until now.  Thanks Scott for the invitation.

We took a boat tour with Kevin Sims and he got us very close to the cranes at the Aransas NWR.  He has a small flat-bottomed boat that he beaches on the shore to help keep it stable to shoot from with a tripod.  With the upper and lower decks, there are plenty of different perspectives to get.


We went out for two mornings in a row but it was cloudy most of the time.  I’ll definitely be going back again next year.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500MM F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley gimbal head

1/2500 sec @ F11, ISO 800, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1250 sec @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering

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