Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sunrise on the Platte






Sandhill cranes departing their overnight roost on sandbars in the Platte River, near Grand Island, Nebraska. They will spend their entire day feeding on stubble in nearby farmland fields before returning to the river at sunset.

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19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a breathtaking capture, Raf!! The colors of the sky, the birds! Wow! What a way to begin a day -- any day!! Thanks for sharing such beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, gotta be one of my favs from this week. Beautiful shot!!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Very wonderful composition. Love it.

ladyfi said...

How very gorgeous!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Raf, you always take my breath away with your great images. This is glorious.
MB

Light and Voices said...

Leaves me in awe!
JM Illinois

Gemma Wiseman said...

Stunning light behind these birds on the wing. Beautiful scene.

Sirpa said...

Colors, composition, feeling of this photo.. just perfect!

Joe said...

Really awesome photograph. Congrats.

DrillerAA09 said...

Great image. Anyone looking at this photo wants to be there. Well done.

Laura said...

such a lovely and serene composition.

Mary said...

A wonderful shot! Gorgeous!

Stewart M said...

A great picture - I always think that a sky is improved by the addition of birds!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

What an atmosphere!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous shot! I love the colours.

Anni said...

Extraordinary image! Very, very pretty!! [don't you just love listening to them? I do.]

Pradeepa said...

Lovely image!

HansHB said...

A beautiful composition!
Well done!

Karen said...

A classic beauty! Gorgeous colours!