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Taken 4-Apr-13
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Keywords:Animals, Avian, Bird, Birds, Buffalo County, Canon, Color, Cranes, Critters, Great Plains, Horizontal, Midwest, Nebraska, Platte River, Sandhill Crane, Spring, Wild, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions3774 x 2516
Original file size6.42 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Apr-13 07:29
Date modified7-Apr-13 10:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length500 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/500 at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Morning Flight

Morning Flight

The oldest known fossil of a sandhill crane is from 9 million years ago. For longer than there have been sandhills in Nebraska this beautiful avian has taken to the skies and glided gracefully, migrating thousands of miles.This Sandhill Crane takes off from the Platte River. Each February through April hundreds of thousands of cranes migrate through the Platte River Valley in central Nebraska.