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Cranes Digging

Dear Friends, which do you like best, color or black and white, til Tomorrow MJhor-digging


Snow and Ice -What’s to Like

Dear Friends, these cranes get a little cranky when they step on the ice and it dumps them into the cold water.  they are slowly living the area, til Tomorrow MJconfrontation

Crane Explosion

Dear Friends, found the cranes on a cornfield and abruptly at 4pm, they all left in a huge explosion of wings and calling. The air was full (for a moment), then I was left all alone on the roadside.  Tomorrow when deer hunting opens,, they will probably leave the country for the south land. til Tomorrow MJexplosion

A Sunset Cruise


Dear Friends, these sandhill cranes are cruising into their evening roost site on Phantom Lake in Crex Meadows.  The sunset was glorious on Tuesday evening and I stopped for awhile to enjoy the view, til Tomorrow MJsunset-cruising

A Crane Hug


Dear Friends, sending you a crane hug this morning, I love the flying cranes against a clear blue sky, til Tomorrow MJ

My Supermoon shot


Dear Friends, my supermen would not be right if the cranes were not also shown, last night at about 5pm and the setting sun gave the moon an orange glow.  I was watching the cranes and just happened to get this, the cranes and the moon are very far away, til Tomorrow MJ

Black and White Cranes

Dear Friends, these sandhill cranes were only ten feet from our vehicle and were busy rooting in the mud for seafood to eat.  The mud is still clinging to their bills, now you see why they have long stout bills that don’t break when they hit a rock.  Do you like black and white treatment?  tilTomorrow MJ


Two Crane Flight

Dear Friends, I know I know, supposed to show odd number of subjects, but I love this and it could represent empty nesters enjoying life, til Tomorrow MJ1-two-crane-flight

Day Five Nature Challenge

cranes head crop adult and juvenile

Dear Friends, I initially thought that this image would show a comparison between the adult crane and a first-year juvenile, but it also illustrates the ruffed feathers versus the smooth appearance.  The ruffed look is usually seen after preening during the fall molt of feathers.  til Tomorrow MJ

Day Four Nature Challenge

01,WC185,DP,Sunset Cranes

Dear Friends, the Sandhill Cranes of Crex Meadows have always been one of my favorite subjects, every fall thousands of cranes gather here and fly into a roost site at sunset.  This iconic image is one of my all time favorites. til Tomorrow MJ

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