Sunday, October 27, 2013

Autumn Wings

When it comes to cranes, it's always hard to pick a "favorite" shot.  That being said, I think this is my favorite image from this year's trip to see the cranes at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Wisconsin.  This is also one of the last photos I took before we left the wildlife area.  I love the flight pose of the bird in the foreground and I love the shallow depth of field making everything in the background softly out of focus.  The two cranes taking flight (one sharp in the foreground and one soft in the background) tie the the two areas of focus together nicely.  Such magnificent birds!  I have been photographing them for close to 10 years and I never tire of seeing them. 

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