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Sandhill Crane on Nest

Image # 1D2_07127

Viera Wetlands, near Melbourne, FL


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 250, f/4, 1/1600 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We left the Everglades area one day early, to give us an opportunity to do some shooting at the Viera Wetlands.  We had heard good things about this location, but scheduling didn't allow a stop on the way down.  We were not disappointed.  During our first drive around the loop, we came across the Sandhill Crane sitting on its nest, a fairly short distance from the road.  It was in a very nice setting as well, with a few purple flowers behind it.  It would be great to live around this area, and come back as the eggs hatched, the chicks grew up and fledged, etc.