Following up on yesterday’s post, where Sandhill Cranes were returning to the Platte River to roost (“Rowe Blind, Part 1”), today’s post features images captured just minutes later, when the sun was below the horizon and the sky filled not only with beautiful sunset colors, but thousands of cranes:
Through these images, the cranes were all landing just a little ways upriver from my blind. In tomorrow’s post, I’ll share some images of the cranes as they dipped right in front of the blind and landed even closer!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 220mm to 400mm
- Bogen 3221 tripod, with Giottos ballhead, captured from a blind on the river
- ISO 5000 (all photos)
- Aperture f/9 (all photos)
- Shutter 1/125 sec. to 1/160 sec.