The majority of the Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) are hatching in Scandinavia and parts of Russia, and the Scandinavian hatchers spend the winter in southern France and Spain. Smart birds…
Four of them were visiting a field near me the other day, and I was lucky to get a few shots of them! Mama, papa and two young birds, and the juveniles are already almost the same size as the parents. The Eurasian crane is a large bird - standing up to 130 cm, with a wingspan of 240 cm and weighing up to 6 kg.
They came by last year too, possibly the same adult birds but then they stayed for a few days. Unfortunately not so this time, as they left after a few minutes in the afternoon. But opposite to last year they brought the youngsters this time! The crane lays only two eggs so this year the hatching was 100% successful…
For your information, the juvenile is the all grey one!
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rmajum (1151) 2011-08-26 3:13
This snap is so perfectly executed by you. Excellent colours and just in time snap to take the folding legs. The colour difference of the birds adds to the attraction.
ikeharel (62989) 2011-08-26 3:14
Wonderful cranes in colorful pastor, Pablo, both standing on one foot.
Breat colors in compo. along with fine clearity.
Have a nice friday,
GREGG (7888) 2011-08-26 3:16
mauro61 (52733) 2011-08-26 3:19
tanta verde natura con il perfetto inserimento degli animali in questo contesto.
Bella la sensazione di dinamicità che si ricava dall'immagine,
besnard (55105) 2011-08-26 4:01
Une très belle prise de ces oiseaux qui sont sur le même tempo. Une belle image aux couleurs naturelles.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dip (23844) 2011-08-26 4:02
very nice capture of that couple,I always like to see photos of animals in their naturaly space and not from zoo,
beautiful image and informative note!
pierrefonds (60414) 2011-08-26 4:33
The trees are framing well the birds. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the cranes. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jhm (144304) 2011-08-26 4:40
Back after a good vacation!
You shows us a nice picture with these two Eurasian cranes as subject.
A very succesfully image, high quality picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (67502) 2011-08-26 5:52
Volatile assez impressionnant. Le mâles est beaucoup plus coloré que la femelle , mais il la laisse passer devant. Un beau cadrage qui laisse de l'espace devant.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-26 6:41
A lovely shot of these cranes standing in a dancing pose. The colors and view are fantastic.Nice text to go along.
sacimar (26205) 2011-08-26 8:38
I haven't seen this kind of bird before, I like how they change the colors with age, well captured with good details, well done,
Have a good weekend!
saxo042 (37692) 2011-08-26 8:57
Beautiful birds and a well directed picture, the way they hold their legs in the same position. Interesting note too.
Waylim (25368) 2011-08-26 10:21
Beautiful couple, almost like they are doing syncornize walking. Beautiful fresh green field and vegetation, the dark green background really bring out the birds nicely with good depth.
PaulVDV (24429) 2011-08-26 14:22
I thought that the difference in colour was related to their gender. But it's the difference between a young and an older bird.
Very good capture and I like how we see them walking through the high grass.
Best regards, Paul
paololg (31448) 2011-08-26 15:43
Ciao dear Pablo,
interesting image, I had never seen a picture of these young cranes captured with this perfect photo quality. A real pleasure for eyes and an excellent demonstration of how must be a good photograph. Bravissimo!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
mvdisco (17784) 2011-08-26 16:02
WoW! What a beautiful caught of view !
beautiful naturels colors and light,
A sharp and clear picture with full of details,,
Beautiful plumage too,
All my compliments
Michel , have a nice WE.
adores (41054) 2011-08-26 17:01
No squirrels this time:))!!!
It's a very good photo! I specially like their pose, seems they were waiting for the photo. Colours and focus are also very good!
emka (86535) 2011-08-26 23:59
Lovely couple. You were so luscky to see them so close. wonderful shot.
Have a beautiful weekend
Graal (100114) 2011-08-27 0:18
good hunter You're. Nice presentation of couple cranes. An interesting species. Fine DOF and colours. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-08-27 2:28
Lindo estes dois pássaros nunca tinha visto igual , penso que deve ser o macho tem umas belas cores na cabeça, bom contraste , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jmdias (58974) 2011-08-27 3:00
very nice image of these beautiful birds. I liked the choreography of their legs, creating a pattern. good light and details, Nice informative note.
Giorgio (11279) 2011-08-27 5:17
- Having just shot your Eurasian cranes at good instant Pablo, I see that the reflexes are still sharp, congratulations, you managed a beautiful image!
Have a very nice weekend.
mjdundee (4663) 2011-08-27 5:44
Long time no hear!X³^+~!
Great capture of these elegant and graceful big birds.
Although the gras looks a little very green it doesn't disturb the overall impression of your shot. Well seen and done. TFS
Nicou (130181) 2011-08-27 7:20
fantastique cpatage on dirait qu'il marchent au pas, ensembel, mangigique dans ce prés vert, suepr compo.
bravo et amitié
Kielia (24073) 2011-08-27 8:15
a wonderful wildlife shot and a great and very well composed impression of these fascinating birds. A pleasure for everybody who loves nature. My compliments, also for the nice note!
plimrn (21344) 2011-08-27 9:09
How exciting to have such magnificent birds visit near you, you captured good detail in the feathers and it is interesting to see the contrast between the adult and juvenile birds. Amazing that you were able to get out there with your camera with only a few minutes.
Uhu (8533) 2011-08-27 12:38
Seems like a very nice place for birds-watching you're got there!
Never seen these birds in my life; very nice ones!
Great sharp photo, and useful note, as always.
Silvio1953 (130430) 2011-08-27 13:49
Ciao Pablo, great capture of lovely waòking couple, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
danyy (0) 2011-08-27 23:53
j'aime beaucoup cette photo , meme si elle manque un peu de résolution et même si l'exposition des herbes les rendent un peu flashy.
C'est cocasse et inhabituel, un plongeon agréable dans la nature.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-28 0:34
a perfect dubble portrait! Congratulations for this excellent nad not easy photowork. The two birds arise very well in the green color of the Bg and its attitudes are very well collected. Desicive moment too with the two animals well located in the image.
Have a nice Sunday,
pajaran (55065) 2011-08-28 3:17
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Zdralu ...
Dobar snimak sa naglasenom ostrinom na zdralovima, lepe boje i fotografija.
Very interesting and good article about Crane ...
A good shot with a distinctive sharpness of the cranes, beautiful colors and images.
All the best.
TopGeo (38208) 2011-08-28 5:03
A Composition and presentation are pleasant for look at. You're with original point and wonderfull idea of cranes and in colorful. Nice presentation of couple cranes. An interesting species and colours. Good photo work.
UlfE (14641) 2011-08-28 11:49
An excellent bird photo, perhaps not technically perfect in all respects, but I know how difficult it is to take a photo like this. It is not easy to get close to wild animals and I think you have done a wonderful photo job with this shot. The two cranes both standing one leg is a fantastic capture and I love how the birds stand out against the green grass and the dark background. The sharpness and detail is very good taking into account that you most likely were not very close to these birds. TFS and have nice Sunday evening!
P.S. As usual I really enjoy when you post something unusual.
josepmarin (57947) 2011-08-28 12:04
these two elegant cranes, which you have caught skillfully in this capture, must be on the verge of their travel towards south, in search of a warmer environment.
The image is really sharp, and we can see all the details of these graceful birds, in the middle of a very green landscape, in a photo with a good field depth.
A great work, my friend.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-08-28 13:58
Excellent, excellent moment. For sure, a great shot.
Furthermore, the "greens" in the background are algo great.
Cricri (111461) 2011-08-28 23:33
Beaucoup d'élégance de ces hauts oiseaux, c'est une jolie prise dont vous êtes le spécialiste, bonne netteté et couleurs
maloutim (9639) 2011-08-29 5:56
Your captures of wild life are always such a delight. I have never seen an adult crane from so near as to be able to admire its varied palette of colours.
They look wonderfully bright and elegant against the green background.
One can read the eyes of the two birds : The young one on the alert, ready to obey its parent, whereas the adult is keeping a watchful eye on its offspring.
Thank you for sharing.
agulberk (3794) 2011-08-29 6:53
I was not gonna understand which one is a reflection of other one ,if their color difference was not .
Very nice composition and fantastic presentation. You captured very well...
clic (16074) 2011-08-29 7:10
Many thanks Pablo
What a lovely pair in ceremonial regalia "tiptowing" in perfect harmony for the quest of some sweets in thier natural environment!
You should anticipate new bird seeds expenses!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-08-29 9:39
Hello Pablo, the magnificent photo and the detailed note form an interesting contribution and of very good quality. The photo is remarkable, with both very visible birds, in a very adapted natural environment. The exposure is excellent. Beautiful natural colors and good neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
serp2000 (42096) 2011-08-29 22:41
Hmm, amasing capture. Very interesting story and splendid shot! Well seen. Unusual scene for a north country, I think.
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2011-08-30 1:10
wow, what a couple! what a couple! The most beautiful pair I saw in last few days. Great capture of this beautiful moment of nature. These cranes are looking so nice with the green surroundings. Portioning of them in the frame is superb and the depth is just great. Very well done. Tfs.
Best wishes and Namaste.
Have a nice WK Pablo.
paura (47184) 2011-08-30 16:14
Interessante a simetria das patas do animais, como se estivessem sabendo que estavam sendo fotografadas. Linda imagem.
danos (90395) 2011-08-31 9:24
Ohh what a view of these proud Eurasian cranes as crossing the grass,in front of your lens! I like the beautiful snapshot with the brilliant light and the vivid colours to are managed perfect.
zoomer (6) 2011-08-31 17:38
This is a beautiful couple well placed in the composition.Finely detailed plumage in natural colors.Very picturesque scene.Friendly greetings,Wolf.
Angshu (56592) 2011-09-01 3:46
Nice picture of the Eurasian cranes who migrate far distances even to our country during European winters. The green grass looks fresh & the colours are beautiful Well captured picture with appropriate DOF
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-01 12:49
Hi Dear Pablo,
a beautiful double portraits with superb composition, the details and colours are splendid, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Longroute (19396) 2011-09-02 0:50
Just the case to say: "Two birds with one shot"! (:-)
and you captured them very closely so that we can really appreciate their details. I like how they have the same pose and how they stand out well against the green background. A brilliant shot in all senses and well framed. Surely a great satisfaction for the capturer!
Have a nice day,
nikkitta (16802) 2011-09-03 15:31
Almost 100 points, congrats!!
Great capture and timing to catch both walking or standing on one foot
Interesting note and good frame
gildasjan (42504) 2011-09-04 1:23
Une très bonne mise en valeur de ces deux volatiles dans cet environnement au vert si claquant.
shevchenko (18892) 2011-09-05 0:02
Good capture to a pair of crane, just look like dancing while they are almost taking the same step and in similar posture, weeds in vivid color add fantastic effect to the scene, thanks for sharing an impressive nature view.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-09-05 8:52
Ces grues sont superbes. Tu as eu de la chance de te trouver sur leur chemin. J'aime les belles couleurs cendrées qui ressortent bien sur le vert de la nature ambiante.
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-09-06 9:45
Des Eurasian cranes marchant sur le meme tempo et qui ne semblent pas trop rassurée par la présence du photographe.Des lumières idéales qui amplifient idéalement les contrastes.
Charo (51210) 2011-09-09 16:55
Et godt bilde av disse flotte fuglene på en hyggelig grønne omgivelser.
Utmerket komposisjon og god dynamikk og detaljer.
jemaflor (89405) 2011-09-19 2:57
Well taken, good sharpness and very good result with these heads just with a dark bg, ideal presentation, tfs.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-09-21 5:17
Hi dear Pablo,
very lovely scene,an excellent from natural life.very impressive presentation with good timing.eye catcher composition with fresh green color tones..also interesting note..TFS
jaywalker (16101) 2011-09-27 12:42
Hi Pablo, This is a beautiful photo of these two Cranes, the surrounding green foliage helps the birds to standout wonderfully, also the strong light & great sharp quality enhance this superb picture, kind regards Wilson.
Didi (59078) 2011-09-28 3:32
Interesting catch with a nice selective setting.
Nice parallelism of the bird's legs
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53746)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): FEATHERS OR FOUR LEGS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-26 3:06