Photo of the Week

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Grus canadensis, Gruidae
George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 17, 2013

I took this week’s photo during last month’s trip to George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Is it really March already?). Unlike most sanctuaries, the birds here are fed by the visitors and in fact this crane was feeding from Sara’s hand right before I took this shot. The birds at the sanctuary are habituated to humans and because you can approach the birds without startling them you can actually attempt portraiture, like my attempt above, as opposed to the more typical whole bird photography.

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