Michael Braunstein  

Red Crowned Cranes by Michael Braunstein

July 2024 - Red Crowned Cranes

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in Hokkaido, Japan.

Canon 1DX with a 500mm lens on a tripod. 1/2500th. F10 Iso1250.

Photoshop Camera raw was used for processing.

7 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Michael, love this image. It displays the peak of action. The background really makes the cranes pop. The snow in the air is a lucky touch. Wouldn't change a thing.   Posted: 07/02/2024 16:56:50

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
Wow! Those cranes are terrific. Assume that's snow that's being kicked up? You must have been there in winter. Wonderful shot. Goodness, 1/2500 shutter speed. Don't know if my cameras even go that fast.   Posted: 07/02/2024 20:34:41
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
it was winter and very cold and windy.   Posted: 07/02/2024 20:46:06

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Wonderful action shot, caught at the perfect moment. You even have flakes of snow falling from the top bird! Is it part of a courtship ritual? The birds show up so well against the background!   Posted: 07/11/2024 03:10:07

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
yes it is a courtship ritual   Posted: 07/11/2024 07:23:55

Ron Spencer   Ron Spencer
The camera settings made for perfectly frozen action on a freezingly cold day. Great shot   Posted: 07/15/2024 21:19:23

Don Poulton   Don Poulton
Great image, Michael. I cannot add anything more.   Posted: 07/17/2024 15:50:20


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