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Hope you all have a great Sunday.....A Blue Crane...South Africa's national bird......GrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55-200mm f/4-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Apr 2013 - 12:08 PM
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Balancing act
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:28 Apr 2013 - 7:02 AM
Tags:Nature / birds
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 7:08 AM

Such elegant birds, Collen, and great captures, love the hair-do Smile Carol

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 7:14 AM

Lovely capture.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 7:33 AM

I think this is the national Bird of South Africa, such an elegant species..John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Apr 2013 - 7:47 AM

The Blue Crane is the national bird of SA. This is a superb capture of this beauty Colleen !! Was it at the Botanical gardens I wonder Smile I prefer V2 as the winner here Smile Excellent stuff Smile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 8:11 AM

Such spindly legs it makes me wonder how they don't snap - perhaps that is why he is standing on one to build up the muscle! Great shots of this gorgeous bird Colleen.

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callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 - 8:12 AM

The Long John Silver crane, very rear I believe.
Nice shot and well timed Colleen.
Cal

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 8:19 AM

Looks like she's just been to the Hairdresser's.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2197 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 8:24 AM

Great set with lovely spikesSmile
NettaSmile

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Caziwinkles
28 Apr 2013 - 8:28 AM

Great images Colleen - hair done specially for your photos? Smile

Carol

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 8:54 AM

A one legged wonder Colleen Wink Great photo

Rod

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digital_boi
28 Apr 2013 - 9:40 AM

V1 for me Colleen fine capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
28 Apr 2013 - 9:50 AM

Two amazing captures, Colleen. I like both and the hair...SmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 10:47 AM

I love his hairdo! Smile Very beautiful birds, and two super captures here, Colleen Wink
Trev Smile

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 11:31 AM

Very graceful, especially V1
Rende

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 11:41 AM

2 great images V1 for me Colleen well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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User_Removed
28 Apr 2013 - 11:47 AM

Nice capture.
Alf.

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morpheus1955
28 Apr 2013 - 11:55 AM

Super image, wonderful colours and detail

Hugh

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 12:09 PM

Two great images, love the hair. - gary

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 12:43 PM

Beautiful capture, Colleen !
George

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:03 PM

Two delightful captures of this most beautiful and somewhat ornate species of Crane.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mauriceegan
28 Apr 2013 - 2:57 PM

Wonderful image of this great looking bird Colleen
Maurice

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 6:37 PM

Super shots; are they the same as Crowned Cranes which I saw in Kenya?
Ju

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capto
capto e2 Member 21228 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 7:53 PM

A favourite bird but only in a zoo here.Smile
ivor

The flowers in my v5 are Crown Imperial Fritillary.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 9:06 PM

Superbly captured images... How wonderful!Grin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 10:02 PM

A beautiful image,

Ali

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 12:27 PM

An amazing looking bird - hair looks like mine when I get up in the morning!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 May 2013 - 2:16 PM

A lovely capture of this exotic bird such a magnificent creature.
Well done. WesternRed.

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