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Archive for March 28, 2010

Plúmage à Deux

The more I photograph cranes, and get to know them, the more I am amazed by their synchronicity. It’s like they’re all wired to the same brain. I caught these two feeding in the farm fields at the north end of Bosque del Apache. They wandered like this side by side, and then they would both straighten up and look around–scouting the nearby terrain for predators I assume, then they would go back to their feeding.

Equipment: Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm lens, Bogen tripiod.

Camera Settings: f 11, 1/250th sec., ISO 400