Peter Cheung  

Sandhill Crane by Peter Cheung

January 2020 - Sandhill Crane

About the Image(s)

This picture was taken in Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico last month. Every year there are thousands of snow geese and sandhill cranes migrated to New Mexico and spend the night in water of the Wildlife Refuge to protect themselves from predators. And every winter there are a lot of photographers and bird viewers visited this place to watch and take sandhill cranes and snow geese pictures. I took the photo right after sunrise when sandhill cranes started to take off. The camera settings for the photo are Nikon D850, Nikon 200-500mm, f/5.6, 500mm, 1/1600 sec, ISO-1800. In post-processing, I cropped the image so that the crane looks larger.

1 comment posted

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
What a beautiful bird picture - it's very sharp, and the colours and textures are terrific. The background is ideal for this type of image. My only suggestion is to leave just a titch more room in front of the crane to "fly in-to". Well done.   Posted: 01/15/2020 15:48:36


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