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Grus grus
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-23 23:35
Viewed: 2522
Points: 50
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Crane - Grus grus

Autumn is here and thousands of Cranes have arrived here to rest on their way south from their breeding grounds up north. After over-wintering in the south of France and Spain they’ll return here at the end of April – early May.

They nest in isolated bog and marshy areas in mostly northern Scandinavia but some nest as far south as Scania. On their way they rest in flocks and can cause damage to crops, which is why grain and potatoes are set out at popular resting areas. This also attracts many enthusiastic spectators.

This was captured from a distance of about 12 metres. It has been cropped and sharpened.

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Hello Ulla, a beautiful shot of this cute crane with nice pov and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-24 0:08]

Hello Ulla.
Beautiful natural shot of this Crane very clear and colorful.Very good composition and great details. Best regards Siggi

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-09-24 0:36]

Hello Ulla,
I couldn't bring nearer that to take such photo. Perfectly visible colours and details plumage. Nice green BG. I think that you left too little room around the bird.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Ulla, what a lovely moment and pose you've captured with this beautiful crane! All everything great, an incredible capture MF!
TFS and have a nice day/WE!

Ps. A Cypriot surprise is waiting for you in my portfolio:))

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-24 1:33]

Hi Ulla,
Beaautiful capture of this crane.Natural colors,details on plumage and composition are wonderful.Have a nice day!
Thanks for posting..

Hi Ulla,
We are neighbors today. A nice capture of this beautiful Crane. Sharp details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Ulla,

this is amazing bird. We do have something similar in India called Saras Bird. This is a lovely bird and you have captured it neatly. Very well done!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-24 1:51]

Hi Ulla,impressive sharpness,it seem a 3D pic!And what a very interesting specie,i never seen before.You work very well and the result is a very professional pic.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Ciao Ulla, beautiful gru in nice walking pose, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla. Very good capture in excellent sharp and contras. Exciting bright colour for the BG.


You have some lovely birds there, Ulla!
I love the POV you've chosen, which brings out the details of the entire bird so well.
The grass, both in the FG and the BG frame the crame wonderfully!
Thanks and cheers!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-24 7:08]

Hello Ulla,
I almost missed it..on the thumbnail it looks quite discreet this crane. It must be spectacular to see thousands of these birds resting on the ground. We don't see them often here. They have an amazing little head compared to their body..and a funny little red cap. Well taken and presented shot with adequate vertical framing.
Thanks a lot.
Have a nice evening

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-24 8:14]

Hello Ulla
A fine capture with an elegant bird I never seen in wild.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-24 8:57]

Hello Ulla,
It looks very nice to photograph these beauties in the wild. And so close! Great sharpness, details, natural colours and DOF. Good composition.

hello Ulla
great moment te see this bird
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-26 1:18]

Hello Ulla,
never seen this specie before. Very special and unique crane for me.
well composed with green grass as the background. i like the red tip on the head.
Good top view for me to look and scrutinize the features of this bird.
Thanks for sharing something new here.


Hy Ulla

For me, the cranes are almost mythical creatures, as I heard them, are stories about them, but I have not seen any time. I really like your picture, which shows a bird standing with its characteristic shape.

Kind regards,

Nice that you were able to get so close in Ulla. Still the summer trekker in you finds these isolated spots eh?

Hello Ulla,
Impressive crane!... vwery well balanced Ligth, beatiful texture recorded in the feathers. Well done.

hello Ulla
what a nice capture of this beautiful crane. you are lucky to capture it from 12m. In last Sunday, I found more than 20 individuals in Erzurum, NE Anatolia. I cant get closer more than 100m. sharp details, coloration and exposure great. nicely composed. thanks for sharing this beauty. best regards.

Hi Ulla,

also another great image from this Crane.
good pov and dof, in the Netherlands they are breeding on one place but no people can come there.
Great details and fine colours.


Hello Ulla
i have seen this species of crane in the park in Sainte-Croix but can't not taken a so beautiful shot as this one, he stand so nicely in the green environment, the head is well focused and also his grey plumage is well seen
very fine and contrasting color tones
Have a good night

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-10-03 21:07]

What an elegant tall bird, Ulla.
A beautiful capture with great sharpness of details.
Can you see these cranes most anywhere,
or do you have to go to a special area to see them>
They are really striking birds. : )
TFS. : )

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-10-13 18:45]

Hello Ulla,
What a beautiful bird Ulla, the greys are wonderful. This image has been cropped to a fine composition and the sharp focus leaves us with excellent detail. Thank you Ulla.

Thanks for sharing this good looking crane that I have never seen before, Ulla. It is interesting that they landed for a while on our ground on their way to some other places and we have that too around my place. The capture is beautiful and you have perfected the focus and framing beautifully with this little gem and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards - Jusni

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