Returning home from photographing a sunrise I spotted these two Sandhill Cranes in a hay field. Backlit by the low sun I had to stop and take some photos of the birds.
This is my contribution for day seven of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.
Two backlit Sandhill Cranes in a hay field soon after sunrise.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Two of Anything.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Atmospheric.
Two distant Sandhill Cranes and some trees in mist shortly after sunrise. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario when returning from photographing a sunrise.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Seeing Double.
Three doubles from Ontario, Canada.
Two Sandhill Cranes.
Three doubles from Cheshire, England.
Two Pond Skaters making more Pond Skaters.
Two Fly Agaric.
Two Great Crested Grebes.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small.
I decided to go with two photos, one of a big subject and one of a small subject.
I thought about some of the bird species that have headed south for the winter and that we won’t be seeing again until next spring. Two of those species are Sandhill Cranes and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. You can’t get a much bigger difference in size.
Two Sandhill Cranes feeding in a local hay field. Taken on my way home after going down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise.
An hour or so later on the same day I was set up in the yard photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that arrive for the summer. As this bird lacks the patch of iridescent ruby red feathers on the throat it’s either a female or an immature bird.
For day 12 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge here are several lines of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset.
Taken at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the autumn. Sandhill Crane flocks can number in the hundreds of birds as they congregate in the area on their way south for the winter.
As a double lines contribution there’s also so interesting streaked cloud.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Just An Illusion.
It’s a composite of two images, a large setting sun and Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset. I spent quite a lot of time each autumn that I lived in Saskatchewan, Canada trying to get a shot like this on a single frame of film.