Friday, March 29, 2013

Foggy Dawn Liftoff

Before sunrise this morning, I had just enough light to catch 
these sandhill cranes leaving their overnight roost on the Platte River 
to head out for a day's feeding in nearby cornfields.

19 comments:

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

Has the atmosphere of a beginning to a film.

LOLfromPasa said...

Such a lovely shot.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

We saw the Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin this last August while on vacation - they are amazing. Great take off shot - I was never able to get one.

Jeanne said...

How fascinating to be able to see these beautiful birds in flight over the moon. Gorgeous!

Navigating Northward said...

Oh, lovely. Makes me miss Nebraska.

Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful capture. I'm visiting from Weekly Top Shot.

RamblingRound said...

Super shot!

Amy Burzese said...

Great shot!

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

Thrillingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing such an evocative image.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Excellent photo, perfect timing!! Have a Happy Easter.

RedPat said...

Absolutely fabulous shot!

Antjas said...

Breathtaking!! They love to make a racket early in the morning!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent shot and so very creative ~ love it ~ for Weekly Top shot ~ ^_^

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Just gorgeous! It's like the photo version of this: www.nishimuraart.com/Nishimura_Art/Galleries/Pages/Cranes.html#2

Hilda said...

Well caught!

I notice that your moon is yellow too—it was almost orange here last night (my little camera couldn't handle it, though). Now I want to know why…

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones, Raf!

Small City Scenes said...

Great capture. You were in just the right spot at the right time. The moon is great too. MB

LisaS said...

Extraordinary shot!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Most excellent...My moonshot: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/moonball-caught-in-tree.html

Merisi said...

Lovely and powerful at the same time, wondrous!

Your picture reminds me of a wonderful book I ready, "The Echo Maker" by Richard Powers review here. Thank you for sharing this image with us,
Happy Sky Watch,
Merisi