|Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64)
|Date Taken: 2009-08-08|
|Camera: Nikon D300|
|Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-08-13 12:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I saw these two Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC in Canada. I thought that this photo was kind of cute, with them stepping out together. More information about the sanctuary can be found at: http://www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com/. |
I wondered about the colouring of these cranes when I saw their orange plumage. Most of the photos I had seen showed them with grey feathers. Although, I did see some pictures with orange also. Information I found on the Web at http://www.savingcranes.org/sandhillcrane.html, has resolved this question. I've pasted below an excerpt from that site:
In many areas, wild Sandhills preen iron-rich mud into their feathers creating a deep rusty brown hue which lasts during spring and summer. As fall advances, these rusty feathers molt and the birds return to their grayish appearance. In some regions, however, iron-rich mud is absent and the birds appear grey all year.
Thanks to Greg (greghume) for the idea, I have renamed my photo "Synchronized Cranes".
greghume, lovenature, Noisette, Evelynn has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Looks like synchronized hunting. I was also struck by the identical poses. Nice capture and interesting note.
Well done. I kind of like the colors as well as the symmetry within your bitmap.
Excellent capture of these two Sandhill Cranes walking in unison. The name of your photo is catchy. I don't know if I've ever seen a Sandhill this close before. I never knew they had a red spot on their head. Well done.
great shot of this two Sandhills Cranes walking side by side,
I like the composition and the sharp details but also the beautiful colors and the pose of the birds
Have a great WE
This is a nice capture of 2 sandhills... so close to town. Isn't that sanctuary in town?? Most of the cranes I've seen are pretty skittish and take off at the slightest provocation. You weren't so far at 100mm. I sometimes think that they knowingly walk in unison. I have several similar shots. Probably just a lucky coincidence. It is a nicely detailed image.
Evelynn : )