Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Return from Florida

I just got in from spending Christmas in Florida.  After logging 2300 miles of driving, lots of eating, and enjoying getting together with family that we hadn't seen in nearly two years my behind is dragging.

I was able to shoehorn in a few hours of wildlife photography and as always Florida came through with some good encounters.  It will take some time to cull the images and then lots more to process the keepers so I just took a quick peek at a few this evening to find an image to share. 

Elaine over at Artic View loves the Sandhill Cranes that visit her area around Fairbanks Alaska so Elaine; this shot's for you!

7 comments:

forgetmenot said...

I scrolled through some of your wildlife pictures---great shots. I'm new to blogging and just checking some sites out--come visit me at forgetmenotmmm.blogspot.com---Love your photos.

Ruth said...

Great image.I am looking forward to all the others you will be sharing here.
Blessings,Ruth

Arija said...

I too love cranes and am sure Elaine will be tickled pink when she sees these.

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful - you captured them perfectly! Nicely done.

Elaine said...

Thank you, Coy! Lovely shot! I think these are probably Greater Sandhill Cranes, which are even bigger than the Lesser that migrates to Alaska. If we manage to travel to Florida I hope I will be able to see some of the Greaters. In the meantime it'll be another four months before any Cranes wing their way north. Happy New Year to you and Brenda.

eileeninmd said...

Now, that is a lot of driving. Love the Sandhill Cranes, great shot. I wish you and your family a very healthy and happy New Year.

Dina said...

Beautiful picture of the crane family. Can't wait to see the rest of your Florida pictures. You must have been somewhere in central Florida?