A Big Year - birds

Challenge #32 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2017. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Sandhill Cranes at Pheasant Branch Conservancy (southern Wisconsin, USA)
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Submitted: Friday, 13th October, 2017 18:17 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 12th September, 2017
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Notes: Heavy crop from an iPhone 6. Converted to BW, raised contrast, sharpened birds as much as possible. Crop was barely 500 pixels wide.
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