Snagged a whooping crane during a long lunch break this week...

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pixelsmithy Contributing Member • Posts: 540
Snagged a whooping crane during a long lunch break this week...

Kept my distance from this protected bird. Used a Sigma EX 50-500mm f4-6.3 APO DG on a 16MP Pentax K-01 (at 500mm) with a 1.7x teleconverter (850mm equiv.) ISO 1600. Plus this is somewhat cropped. Still it is the closest that one has ever come to me. (I've been lucky enough to see at least one Whooping Crane for 4 out of the last 7 years. Sadly, I left the "good camera" at home today (24MP Pentax K-3 II).

Taken March 27, 2017

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