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Taken 13-Mar-13
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Keywords:Birds, Cranes, Illinois, Sandhill Crane, Sugar Grove, profile
Photo Info

Dimensions2720 x 3400
Original file size4.47 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken13-Mar-13 15:19
Date modified13-Mar-13 22:54
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.4
Exposure1/1000 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

A pair of sandhill cranes visited my neighborhood in late winter and I saw them as I was on my way out to look for white pelicans. I stopped the car, grabbed my camera and the 100-400mm lens, and made my way down the opposite side of the road from where they were feeding. As long as I stood on the other side of the road, they were happy to look for food and amble down the sidewalk. Also, standing where I was helped prevent them from flying toward the busy road if they took flight. This picture shows one of them keeping a close eye on me while the other is rooting through the grass. After getting some good shots, I left them to continue looking for bugs in the grass.