Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum).
I paid a favourite spot a visit yesterday and was rewarded in a different way. Phyllis or Lorna, not sure which one, was standing directly below the edge of the hide. I could not lean out she would have moved, so I merely pointed my camera over the side and used my tilting screen to focus and take the shots.
She was preening away happily and seemed to take little to no notice of the camera… But these are what you could call close encounters of the unexpected kind…. here’s a picture to show the set up….
and these were a few of the resultant captures….. I like them…
IF YOU WISH TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE CROWNED CRANE YOU CAN GO TO MY PREVIOUS POST BY CLICKING ON THIS SENTENCE.
I published a post of Lorna, my favourite Grey Crowned Crane and went back a tad to see what other unusual photographic perspectives I had of her… these appealed to me and as she is a bit of a poser I thought I’d share a few more… sure I’ve played a bit with the photos to enhance her beauty more and to make them more pleasing to me… What do you think of them… now I really must get back to the editing… although the Editor is so good I think I’ll credit her as the Author of the book as told to her by me….