Crane Impressions 1
Sandhill cranes flying over the San Luis Valley. Thousands of these majestic creatures migrate through this area from mid-February to mid-April. After spending the night in the lakes of the Mesa Verde National Wildlife Refuge, they take off en masse each morning to feed in the surrounding fields. A slow shutter speed while panning blurs the motion of the birds as well as the background scene, creating an impressionistic image.
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