Loud noisy beggars....

10 years 2 months ago #142014 by chasrich
I hear them almost every morning. Sometimes right after dawn and sometimes later in the morning. The Sandhill Crane has a distinctive call something between a gobble and a honk. You can hear them from quite a distance. This morning I heard them right outside my front window. They were across the street caterwauling at my neighbors front windows. I went out front and sat down armed with my camera and a few hot dog buns. The pair came right up to me and were very curious about what I might have for breakfast. I sat for awhile shooting head shots mostly as they were very close. Here are a few of the better ones. Enjoy!
















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10 years 2 months ago #142018 by butterflygirl921
They look so cool though u are brave to let them by your car i know personally i would freak out:judge:


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10 years 2 months ago #142020 by MLKstudios
Did you use MF on the eyes?

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10 years 2 months ago #142024 by chasrich

MLKstudios wrote: Did you use MF on the eyes?


I was using auto focus but... I had only one point active and yes I concentrated on the eye shot.

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10 years 2 months ago #142093 by effron
Those are amazing. Chas, do these taste anything like turkey?

Why so serious?
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10 years 2 months ago #142162 by photobod
Love the one looking at his own reflection in the car, they are proper posers arent they, great captures Chas. :judge: :judge: :judge: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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10 years 2 months ago #142181 by Dori
Great series! I love the one looking at his reflection! :judge:

Don't pi$$ me off, I am running out of room to store the bodies...

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #142183 by MLKstudios

Dori wrote: I love the one looking at his reflection!

I thought he was trying to siphon the gas?

gas = petrol, David.

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10 years 2 months ago #142295 by chasrich

MLKstudios wrote:

Dori wrote: I love the one looking at his reflection!

I thought he was trying to siphon the gas?

gas = petrol, David.


I had four shots of this bird "Attacking" her reflection in the car. Just a few aggressive taps mind you not a full out demolition derby (That really would have made a series - LOL). I took a lot of time choosing this one mostly because of the reflection which I enhanced a bit and the red glow on the creast of the bird. Here are a few of the others... These are not edited except for resize.







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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #142297 by MLKstudios
I was right! He was trying to get the gas. Maybe he had a Seadoo that was sitting still?

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10 years 2 months ago #142299 by Dori
:rofl:

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10 years 2 months ago #142305 by chasrich
That was my thought exactly Mathew. The other possibility is I hid some food in there for her... Training her for future gas expeditions. :rofl:

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10 years 2 months ago #142310 by MLKstudios
That's the reason you need a locking gas cap in FL. Those tall birds are speed demons, and don't like to work.

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10 years 2 months ago #142312 by relzis
They are not shy, but they are still 'endangered'. It's probably in large part because of the prior characteristic. Anyway, here's a picture of one that wanted a piece of my hamburger![img]http://


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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #142319 by MLKstudios
So.. you squirted him with ketchup!

They ARE endangered. :nunu:

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