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Sandhill Crane Fly-in (1 of 2)

Posted by Bill Brown (California, United States) on 29 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Each year, thousands of sandhill cranes return to the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta in California’s centeral valley. Many of them land in the Cosumnes River Preserve. The Cosumnes River Preserve, located on the bird migration route, the Pacific Flyway, is home to about 100,000 birds.

During the day the sandhill cranes feed and play in the fields of the Preserve and at night they fly-in to bed down in the wetlands.

Canon EOS 7D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 105 mm

sandhill | cranes | sunset | galt | ca

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Very beautiful shot!

29 Jan 2013 5:22am

@Akbar&Armaghan: Thank You!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous! I love this capture. The birds are so beautiful!

29 Jan 2013 5:49am

@Bettina: Thanks Bettina!

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Just beautiful

29 Jan 2013 6:14am

@Loukas: Thank you!

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est joliment composé

29 Jan 2013 6:43am

@rem_la: Merci !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely fantastic.

29 Jan 2013 8:11am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic exposed photo.

29 Jan 2013 9:29am

@Willem: Thanks Willem!

jean pierre from paris, France

très belle image!!! amitié

29 Jan 2013 12:26pm

@jean pierre: Merci !

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

fantastic....harmony of colors are splendid.

29 Jan 2013 4:07pm

@Hossein Saharnaz: Thank you!

lena from United States

Beautiful scene, lovely capture, excellent photo.

29 Jan 2013 4:12pm

@lena: Thanks Lena!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Bill this is a truly phenomenal image here..I love this angle of view and the colours.,....I need to get to that preserve one day...Just beautiful, Bill!!

29 Jan 2013 7:03pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny! This weekend I plan to make an early morning return trip to the Preserve to try to catch the sandhill crane fly-off.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful silhouettes in this well composed shot! Well done Bill! ;-)

29 Jan 2013 7:04pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ooh, nice time of day, too.

29 Jan 2013 7:33pm

@LauraS: Thanks for your comments Laura.

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! 5*****

29 Jan 2013 10:31pm

@destani: Thank you!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning light, very well taken

29 Jan 2013 10:43pm

@Alun: Thanks Alun!

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A stunning capture !!

29 Jan 2013 10:53pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks Anthony!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful!

30 Jan 2013 1:42am

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & so beautiful!
Amazing!

30 Jan 2013 9:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful light in this lovely frame.

30 Jan 2013 11:54pm

CarineB from Paris, France

This one is very impressive!

31 Jan 2013 4:28pm