Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis - Viera Wetlands, Florida
On one of my rounds atop a berm at the Viera Wetlands I
came across this sandhill crane probing the ground for roots.The crane was standing on
a neatly mowed grasses area, and it was quite a domestic scene.So, instead of shooting a long shot, I slowly
made my way toward the crane and shot a close-up.The background was just perfect and it allowed me to isolate the bird
against a clean background.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 500 f4, 1/2000 sec. @ f4.5, Camera mounted on tripod