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Archive for December 14, 2009

A Chorus Line

These three Sandhill Cranes, two males on the left, and a female looked like they were performing in a chorus line; their movements seemed to be synchronized. They had just landed in a field north of Chupadera Pond, and were warily approaching a group which had already taken up residence in the water. Each step they took, they took together. The bird on the far left was doing all the talking. I guess he was the choreographer.

Equipment: Nikon D200, Nikkor 80–400 mm zoom lens, Bogen tripod.

Camera Settings: f11, 1/250th sec., ISO 400.

Processing: Contrast, clarity, vibrance, and saturation adjustments in Lightroom, curves adustment in Photoshop.