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Photo of the Week 42

Photo of the Week 42
This posing crane is the subject of this week's featured "Photo of the Week."  It has a rather interesting story behind the capture which I'm happy to share.

While these birds are not native to Idaho, we may still view them at our local zoos.  This particular bird happens to call the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls its home.

On the day we attended, it was cold and most of the more sensitive animals had been removed for the duration of the cold weather.  Thanks to winter coming on, that was going to be several months.

Some of the birds were still out on display for the public.  Included in the masses of fowls and feathers were these cranes.

They were not camera-shy in the least.  They seemed to enjoy coming out and posing for the cameras.  The problem was their short attention spans.  They usually did not pose long enough for me to capture a decent photograph.  This made my photo session difficult and frustrating to deal with.

While doing the best that I could with the direct sunlight, harsh shadows, and relatively uncooperative fowl, I caught this bird standing still long enough to get more than one attempt at the pose.  That was a brief but welcome relief.

Animals are notoriously difficult to deal with in the photographic world.  They do not take commands, are easily distracted, and will not stay still for long.  The fact that I was able to attempt more than one shot at this pose was downright remarkable.

Profile portrait of a crane in a natural setting professionally photographed by Cramer Imaging at Tautphaus Park Zoo, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho