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Sandhill Silhouette



Sandhill Cranes at sunset Bosque del Apache New Mexico

Sandhill Cranes at sunset Bosque del Apache New Mexico
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People's Choice in Animal Silhouettes Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Birds in Silhouette Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in Bird Silhouettes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 400 Animal Silhouettes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wildlife Silhouettes Photo Contest
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Bird Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Amazing Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Art of the Silhouettes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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kathleenmekailek
 
kathleenmekailek December 29, 2014
Fantastic capture! I love how the foreground and background have a bokeh consistency to them, yet the middle has a sharp silhouette with the water rippling and grass poking up crystal clear. The reflections are magnificent too!
patrick9x9 PRO
 
patrick9x9 March 26, 2015
Gorgeous shot Ruth, congrats on being a finalist
Cheever2 PRO
 
Cheever2 April 24, 2015
A beautiful moment captured!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 19, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal March 12, 2016
Elegant. Congratulations on your award!
fusilierb PRO
 
fusilierb April 02, 2017
Fantastic!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe April 21, 2018
Gorgeous!
ElaineWestPhotography
 
ElaineWestPhotography May 31, 2018
Stunning photo! Please considering entering this into my sandhill crane photo contest at viewbug.com/challenge/sandhill-cranes-photo-challenge-by-elainewestphotography
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 28, 2019
Stunning in every respect. A beautiful image and capture. Congratulations.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal October 29, 2019
Hi Ruth, Congrats on your win with your golden image.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock October 29, 2019
WONDERFUL!
bronxie Platinum
 
bronxie April 24, 2020
Wonderful shot and great work producing it

Behind The Lens

Location
Bosque del Apache Wildlife refuge.Soccoro,New Mexico.
Time
Sunset just as the day was coming to a close and most of the Cranes had left the crane pools.
Lighting
I wanted to show off the unique beauty of this glorious Sandhill Cranes in a way that was unique.The Setting sun that night provided me with just the opportunity.
Equipment
Canon 7d 500 mm.
Inspiration
I love Bosque.I love birds.I love to show off birds in a way that others may not view them in.
Editing
I try to keep my post processing to a minimum.For this shot all that I did was crop and adj sharpness and saturation.
In my camera bag
Canon 50d,100-400 lens.For this trip my BF loaned me his 7d and 500mm lens.
Feedback
Look for the beauty in the simple things.Stick around awhile after the crowds have left.Notice silhouettes and the effects that shadows can have on animals.

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