This Japanese Red-Crowned Crane looks like he could be in one of those Budweiser commercials, saying "Wassup!!".
I don't like the fact that there are so many birds cluttering this shot up, but I find the pose of two birds in the foreground a little amusing.
I want to start uploading some other stuff, so I'll stop posting crane shots for now. There are some thirty or so shot's of these birds on my Web site if you are still interested in taking a look.
Reposting cropped version following some great advice. Thanks guys!
I didn't clone anything out, just cropped.
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ninadev (5377) 2004-03-26 22:00
Oh no! he's attacking..(lol) By croppping each side to remove the half birds it made the image bigger and we see the birds better, now the one on the left doesn't seem to be dancing but he's minded in attacking the photographer. The big birds are so close now that they look even sharper and I don't see the need anymore to clone out one in the back.
Tim (469) 2004-03-27 2:02
Martin, I love your photo here. What a fun shot. I have added this to my "AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY FuNnY" theme folder. Thanks and God's best to you, Tim
flip89 (3412) 2004-03-27 2:35
I like this one better, less distraction from the left or right. The background birds are blurred enough that they don't distract that much. Besides they are there as spectators while the two main birds are rapping. This is very funny.
By the way, this series of crane pictures is excellence personified (if that is a correct description). It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to take bird pictures ... especially that you are in cold Hokkaido (!) and the results really are amazing. Thanks for sharing your work!
zto (292) 2004-03-27 4:46
Looks like me out dancing ;). Without the other birds in the picture it woudl look like they were performing a dance for you, but this works great as well. Well captured Martin.
patrick_belaire (363) 2004-03-27 6:20
C'est par hasard ou tu m'as copié ???
Le oiseaux sont bien mis en valeur de part la profondeur de champ.
didcreole (962) 2004-03-27 6:51
You are right, the pose of these birds is interesting, it looks like they are dancing.
Good cropping :-)
Coyote (457) 2004-03-27 13:22
Yep, it works better. The birds were sharp anyway, but now they look even better. As far as the cloning, you were probably right to forget it, it works really well like this. Neat Birds (neater now)...........
roconnell (327) 2004-05-07 18:28
Great capture of these beautiful birds in motion, of sorts. The the exposure, timing and DOF are wonderful. The title is funny too.
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ø77, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Travelogue: Hokkaido - February '04
- Theme(s): AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY FuNnY :o), TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando” [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-26 21:04
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