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Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane
Photo Information
Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, 17-70mm nikon
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: African Lions Safari
Date Submitted: 2006-10-24 15:23
Viewed: 4031
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The range of the Grey Crowned Crane in eastern and southern Africa stretches from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Kenya to southeastern South Africa. They are non-migratory, but undertake variable local and seasonal movements, and are most abundant in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
The Grey Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda.

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Hello Sky,
A very nice portrait of this Crowned Crane.
I lke the composition, the natural colours and framing.
In general, the registration of black and white spots (or feathers) by birds are always very difficult. In your picture you were able to give the right balnce between the 2 colours. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ruud

Hi Sky,
Perfect macro.Very good details.Colours,sharp and framing are wonderfull.Very well composed.Best regards.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-10-24 21:24]

Hola Sky.- Bella foto, exelentes detalles, nunca habia visto una ave como esta. Muy nitida,
Saludos Luis52.

Hello Sky,
A beauty with all decoration. Very nice picture and perfect settings. Vivid colors to appreciate this Grey Crowned Crane.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-24 23:01]

Hello Sky

WOW! Wonderful portrait of this crane.The crop and composition is well done.Excellent DOF and POV.The details and colours are first rate.An excellent presentation.TFS


Hi Sky,
Great close up picture of this crowned crane. Nice DoF. Sharp on main object and neat BG.

Ben Lakitan

Hi Sky,
What a beautiful photo. I like the frame filling composition and the beautiful rich colors. Really stunning details and sharpness. The light really worked well here lighting up the back perfectly.

Fantastic close-up head shot of this dainty bird of Africa, Sky.
Reminds me of the ornate headgears some tribal people in India wear while dancing on special occasions. The top of the head looks like a black skull cap worn at a rakish angle. Superb combination of so many brilliant colors.
Thanks for sharing this lovely picture and take care.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-25 5:17]

Hi Sky
What a splendid portrait of this very beautiful bird!
The colors and contrast here are simply amazing.
The thorny feathers stand out very nicely, then the red and white cheeks, but i think the eye is really penetrating!
Sueprb work, very well framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Sky,
This is a very nice close-up of this stunning bird. You must have been quite close to catch this great detailled picture. I love this composition and contrast. Well done Sky with interesting notes and well balanced colored. Thanks,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-25 6:58]

Hi Sky
Good portrait shot. Good colours, light, sharpnes and POV.
Well done mf


hi Sky
C'est un magnifique portrait que tu as pris avec ce bel oiseau les details sont impressionants ,la netteté est impeccable et les couleurs somptueuses.
magnifique présentation
Bravo et merci pour le partage...JP.
Les sourires demain

oh my goodness! what a funny bird! You've captured him so nicely! Love the Closeup of his "hat"..:o)

Hallo Sky,
tolles Portrait vom Kronen-Kranich! Bei mir wollte er nicht ruhig halten..ggg... Sehr gute Schärfe, schöner Bildaufbau und Farben. Eine sehr gut gelungene Komposition. Danke Dir.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-26 1:39]

hi sky
here is beautiful nature portrait photo. point of view, blured background, vivid colours, focus, sharpness, details and frame are great

Hello Sky,
This guy must be very proud of himself!
With a headgear like this he surely stands out among other birds...
Good portrait with fine details, nicely framed subject and all presnted in this nice composition!
Pablo -

bonjour sky
magnifique je n'avais jamais vu que ces grues avaient les yeux bleu.
les couleurs sur tres belles.
netteté et details impeccables.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 292 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-26 15:06]

Hello Sky,
usually, I do not comment on pictures of animals and flowers not taken in their natural environment and homeland. But this one looks very impressive. Colours and details of this portrait are excellent.
... ach so (wie immer schreibe ich hier automatisch in englischer Sprache), schöne Grüße also, Peter

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-10-28 18:48]

was für ein wunderschönes portrait, sky! :-)
einmalig und bildfüllend abgelichtet mit tollen farben
und schönen details wie der "krone" und dem blauen auge.
terrific job & viele grüße, thorsten.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-03 16:21]

I saw my first photo of these on TN, and I always have to stop and look at these birds! Sky, he's a beauty, isn't he? Very well captured by you, and his colours and details are great. TFS

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-11-06 2:23]

Hi, Sky.
Very nice close up, excellent details,colors,contrast, light and sharpness,great portrait grey crowned crane.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-11-08 18:05]

Hello Sky,
Very nice portrait. I like the way it's framed. Very nice composition and POV.
TFS and best greetings,

Hello Sky,
A very nice portrait of this Crowned Crane.
I lke the composition, the natural colours and framing.


Quelle belle tête,les couleurs sont magnifiques et le regard est beau, va t ' il chez le même coiffeur que vous, parce que sa coiffure est superbe,son regard perçant et bleu. Amicalement Thomas

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-20 19:10]

Hola Skyfa, preciosa toma, los colores son bellísimos, espectacular plumaje,enhorabuena. Saludos Sira

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