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Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-24 0:33
Viewed: 2802
Points: 26
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The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. This animal does not migrate.

There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps (Crested Crane) occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum (South African Crowned Crane), which breeds from Angola south to South Africa.

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Good morning Jurek
Great capture of these two fellows.Wonderful composition and great sharp details.A bit over exposed but very beautiful.
Have a nice day and thank You
Kind regards

Czesc Jurek,
Chyba gdzies juz widzialem te ptaki :),fajne ujecie w ladnych kolorach i z dobra ostroscia.

Hello Jurek,

Hope you are well. This is a fine photo of these elegant grey crowned cranes. Some might say it is a little overexposed but any cranes photo is acceptable in today's troubled world, for these are one hell of a beautiful birds God has bestowed upon us humans, a true gift of God.Thanks a lot for sharing these fellow (Jose has said) busy in sharing their secrets with each other.Simply splendid. The rings do show that it is a captive pair but they are very beautiful.Thanks for sharing....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Ciao Jurek, great capture of lovely couple in nice pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Czesc Jurek,
bardzo ladne zdjecie tych ptakow. Powiem jeszcze ze niesamowitych ptakow. Extra punkt widzenia. Ladne kolory.

Hello Georg

You shot this photo in a beautiful scenery
of these Grey Crowned Cranes, excellent focus
sharpness and details of their plumage, TFS


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-24 12:38]

Hello Jurek,
beautiful image of this couple in a splendid pose; excellent sharpness and detail; nice natural colurs. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Jurek,
Amazing capture with razor sharp details and outstanding clarity.
The composition is fantastic......I love this splendid image with the two superb birds.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-24 16:08]

Hi Jurek,nothing better to celebrate your 100th post on TN,a magnificent specie very rare to see in this gallery,very good colors and composition,just a little overexposed the white crown on the left.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Jurek,
A very good shot,good moment,good sharpness and details and colours.
Best regards

Hello Jurek.
Excellent capture of these pair of canes in fine close framing. The details are fabulous with well defined plumage exposure. Good shot and thanks for sharing.

Hi Jurek,

The birds are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Grey Crowned Cranes. There seem to be a light OE on the top part of the photo. The morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-01 1:23]

Hello Jurek,
a nice birds very lovely in its details and beauty. The feature of the feathers are very lively and pretty.
Nice capture.


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