Fun Friday: Foggy Double Vision

Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a pair of adult Whooping Cranes foraging in the early morning fog that fell over Aransas NWR, captured during my recent trip to photographic the endangered whoopers on their wintering grounds along the Texas Gulf Coast:

Whooping Cranes in fog

Coming up … more Whoopers and other, water-loving birds.

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 3200
  • Aperture f/14
  • Shutter 1/800 sec.



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  • arb_jack

    Interesting looking tracker, and band on the first guy. Did you get any closeups such that you could report the identity code?

  • Thanks for the note, Adam. Yes, I have the ID’s for at least 2 different whoopers. :o)