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Gray Crowned Crane

Gray Crowned Crane
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR F4 200 - 400mm 1:4G ED, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-25 16:20
Viewed: 6184
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hopefully the 1st of several images from a day out to a wildlife reserve near Fakenham in North Norfolk called Pensthorpe based around a large acreage of reclaimed Gravel pit one part of which has become a wildlife park for water birds including some breeding programs for the reintroduction of rarities like the CornCrake and the European Crane of which the they have a free flying flock, so amazing to see these large birds in flight. http://www.pensthorpe.com/ worth a look at.
They have a breeding collection of 7 species of Crane and the Gray Crowned Crane Balearica Regulorum is one of the better know and probably least endangered of them. At home in the plains and swamps of southern Africa the food is the usual one of amphibians lizards, insects and some small mammals. The golden plumes on the back of the head make this an easy one to identify.
Hope you like as there could be plenty more as I shot 9Gb of Raw images on the day not inclueding the ones I deleted during the day. great day out light not brilliant but plenty of willing subjects not hidden behind nasty wire.

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Very pleasing image Robert, lovely colors.
Nice even exposure, overcast weather then?
Very well done.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-07-25 16:40]

Hello Rob,

What a great post of this striking crane. The colors are beautiful and the exposure is so perfect and even throughout frame. Excellent details. This profile view was perfect for this subject to really show off it's distinctive crown. What a perfect eye. The more I look the better I like it.


Hi Robb,
Lovely shot of this exotic African bird ... an avian punk I see.
Hope the floods haven't affected your area.
I've been watching the disaster unfold on BBC world.
I hope Paul and the Oxford lads are not faring too badly.
Have you heard from them ?

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-25 17:51]

Hi Robert
Very nice composition.The detaisl in the plumage are beautiful.Sharpness and POV are excellent.Colors and BG are excellent.
TFS Michel

Hello Robert,
An excellent portrait of gray crowned crane.superb pov and composition,beautiful colours.

Hello Robert,
Good sharp and well composed image.
I should add flash isn't really my cup of tea...

Rob, A pleasing portrait of the Crowned Crane. Well done. - Murali Santhanam

Great potrait. Soft and nice.

Hi Robert,
Excellent portrait of this very beautiful and elegans exotic crane. Great details, focus, composition and coloration. good notes. TFS
well done

Hello Robert, very nice pic of this " grue couronnée- in french" very nice detail and vry good colors, cheer and many tanks for shared,

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