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Sandhill Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2018 by lilybug1960

Sandhill Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.
This past weekend I had the honor of teaching a few classes at the Festival of the Cranes in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge located in Decatur, Alabama. There were a lot of Sandhill Cranes, and even a few Whooping Cranes! I didn’t get to go photograph very much, but Sunday morning I decided to go out early and photograph them in an area where they roost overnight on some mudflats. As they would take off and fly to their feeding grounds they fly by the area I was positioned. This particular image caught my eye with one bird looking over at another bird almost like it was asking a question or giving it directions. We are already making plans for next year’s festival and adding more photography events so keep an eye out for some announcements later this year. It is a great place to go visit, learn and photograph!
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #FestivaloftheCranes, #WheelerNationalWildlifeRefuge, #DecaturAL