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    Hooded Crane (C)



    A Hooded Crane taken in Edinburgh Zoo at the weekend. I've stuck "(C)" in the title as I wasn't sure of the rules for this particular forum and one of the nature photography forums I'm on requires you to differentiate between captive and wild animals.
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    nice shot but it looks like a African Crowned Crane to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostprophet View Post
    nice shot but it looks like a African Crowned Crane to me
    Ah thanks, I knew it was something like "hooded" or "capped".
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    Yep, LP knows his birds...that's an African Crowned Crane alright.

    I like how you chose to compose it. Nicely done.



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    Great idea about the (c) and (w). I think that should be the standard.

    Oh yeah, fantastic shot too.
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    Great shot.

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    I love the color contrast on the neck. The red/white/black is superb. My only complaint in the entire photograph is that the feathers coming out the back of the head match that of the left background. I commented this on your polar bear photograph as well, that I would love to see more contrast in color be foreground and background.

    Nevertheless, the colors exemplified in the foreground subject is great, and I appreciate the angle and depth of the shot.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention the texture on the neck of the crane is great as well. Quite unique.
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    A wee update: I got this picture published on the BBC News website

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3631797.stm
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    Well now, how exciting is that?! (Very!) Congrats.



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    Very nice.

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