Beddy-Bye Time

On my 2-day stopover in Quivira NWR in November, I was hoping to catch some migrating Whooping Cranes. Instead, all I got was several thousand Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) :o) Here are a few images I captured of groups of the cranes as they returned to the refuge in the evening, to roost:

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

This gave me a small preview of what I’m expecting to see when I photograph along the Platte River in Nebraska, this upcoming spring when the cranes are returning northward. :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (700 mm)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Wemberly gimbal head
  • ISO 250
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec.

 

 

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