Fun Friday: The Sentries

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an image I captured during my recent wintering Whooping Crane photography trip to the Aransas NWR, located along the Texas Gulf Coast. As our boat slowly scoured the shoreline for bird activity, we came upon this pair of adult Whooping Cranes who seemed to saying, “You watch that way, and I’ll watch this way”. They were actually watching some nearby bird activity … a very large group of American White Pelicans were swirling around and landing nearby (I’ll feature the pelicans in another post).

Adult whooping crane pair acting as sentries

I’m planning on some more whooper images next week. But first, I need to format and install a couple of new external hard drives. While downloading images from this trip, I realized my two 4TB drives were nearly full! Yesterday, I ventured out and purchased two new 6TB drives. So my weekend is already scheduled for me! Stay tuned for some interesting behavior images :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC convertor (resulting in focal length of 700 mm)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Wimberly gimbal head
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/400 sec.

 

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  • arb_jack

    Impressive looking birds.

  • Thanks, Adam, yes very stately and standing 5-feet tall :o)