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.


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8 comments 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

Howard Frank   Howard Frank
Wonderful image Peter. The details and the color palate are great and the eye is nice and sharp, You did a great job to stop motion and keep that great background out of focus.   Posted: 01/20/2020 12:52:35

Subhash Sapru   Subhash Sapru
Nice flight shot, good background and eye is nicely visible. I agree with Gunter to leave a little more space in front of the bird as that will also make it easy for the viewer to enjoy the flight.   Posted: 01/24/2020 21:48:23

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Birds in flight are tough to capture and this very good. The blurt depicts the flight and the red around the eyes is a natural contrast. The detail with feathers is amazing!   Posted: 01/25/2020 07:57:45

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Birds in flight are tough to capture and this very good. The blurt depicts the flight and the red around the eyes is a natural contrast. The detail with feathers is amazing!   Posted: 01/25/2020 07:57:47

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Birds in flight are tough to capture and this very good. The blurt depicts the flight and the red around the eyes is a natural contrast. The detail with feathers is amazing!   Posted: 01/25/2020 07:57:48

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Wonderful capture artistically and technically.   Posted: 01/29/2020 13:03:59

 
Wide open on the lens has given the desired blurred background. The contrast of the dark edges of the bird enhances the sharpness. Cropping too tight I fell comes about through the colour toning and the desire to produce the sharpest image.   Posted: 01/30/2020 03:06:32