Crane closeup

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Rudi Venter, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Rudi Venter

    Rudi Venter New Member

    My Garden #1 - Crane closeup

    This guy visits my garden regularly! When I point the lens at him he always watches me with interest but never flies away.

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    Nikon D3X, Nikon 200-400VR, 400mm, f5.6 1/200sec

    Thanks for looking!
    Rudi
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011
  2. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Beautiful - the detail is just stunning

    Love the contrast of the blue and orange as well - that backdrop really makes him pop.

    Do you have a pond or somewhere for him to fish?
     
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    + 1 on Chris's comments!
    What a wonderful creature to have visit your garden!!
     
  4. Rudi Venter

    Rudi Venter New Member

    Thanks Hamish and Chris!

    Yes Hamish, I have a small pond, hidden amongst some trees that he frequents. I am actually fortunate to have a large number of bird species in my garden, many are so tame they have become friends!

    Yes, the detail is great, that 200-400 VR is a stunning lens!
     
  5. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member


    damn... so you wont be giving it to me then ;)
     
  6. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    That's one stunning looking bird.
    You may have noticed I like my bird photography, so keep you birds coming :)
     
  7. Rudi Venter

    Rudi Venter New Member

    Thanks Glen, will do :)
     

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