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Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa, Gruiformes (Turnalar, Crane-like), Gruiformes I (Turnalar, Crane-like) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 11:11
Viewed: 5883
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Balearica regulorum

The range of the Grey Crowned Crane in eastern and southern Africa stretches from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Kenya to southeastern South Africa. They are non-migratory, but undertake variable local and seasonal movements, and are most abundant in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The South African subspecies occurs in Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The East African subspecies occurs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, northern Zimbabwe, and northern Mozambique, and comprises the majority of the total population. The Grey Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda.

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This photo is taken in the Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda. Cropped format.

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Hello Ferran,
Good close up. Well composed. The depth of field is always very difficult due to their crown especially if the light conditions aren't the best.
Further on I do like that white part as it is very detailed and not blown. The eye is also very well done. Good background.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-01 12:00]

Hello Ferran,
Great close-up of a bird I've seen many times in Africa, but never so close. Only in a zoo. Very good details in clear colours. Beautiful contrasting BG and composition.

Hi Ferran,

Good close up image with detail in all parts. Nice background as well.


Hola Ferran,
Increíble retrato de esta ave.
Realmente supiste como hacer justicia a esta exótica especie, con todo ese color, patrones y plumas en la cabeza.
Bellísimo el contraste con el fondo difuso.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,


These Cranes are always a pleasure to photograph. I like the composition as it is tight. The colours are well displayed. The sharpness, clarity, POV, DOF and BG all make a great pic.

I posted a pic of a Crowned Crane a while back. Have a look and let me know what you think of that one.


Nice shot. Good sharpness and details.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-12 3:14]

Hi Ferran,
again your lovely shot of this beautiful bird with its pretty head-dress. Excellent clarity and sharpness. Well composed with lovely colours brilliantly depicted.
Outstanding shot.


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