A Sandhill Sunrise

On my last morning at Carlos Avery Wildlife Area (east-central Minnesota), I finally caught a break. I had been trying to capture birds (specifically, Sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter Swans) flying through either the fog, or through a colorful sunrise. On this morning, there was very little fog. But the skies were beginning to cloud over, […]

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Sandhill Juvies

Another bird I ran across at Carlos Avery, was the Sandhill Cranes … actually, a pair of juveniles cranes. They were busy grazing among some wildflowers on a small island in the wildlife area: Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm lens, at 390mm (handheld) ISO 400 Aperture f/5.6 (Av mode) Shutter speed 1/500 sec. […]

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Minnesota’s Trumpeter Swans (Re-post)

(This post originally published in August 2010) My last day shooting on my recent Minnesota trip turned out to be one of my best. I had been hoping for some Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator), but up until now had not seen any. I decided to try a local wildlife conservation area, the Carlos Avery Wildlife […]

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