Grey Crowned Crane Couple

Grey Crowned Crane Couple

In our trip to Kenya last summer, we met those beautiful, impressive birds. Colorful, large, with the distinctive crown, they were mesmerizing to watch. This is a photo of a couple looking for food in the swampy land. Not a perfect photo by any means, but close enough to get good details and a good view of these magnificent creatures.

What do I like about this photo? Good details, and an interesting pose. A shallow depth of field (since I used the most open aperture I had at my disposal), makes the birds stand out even though the background is not very clean.

What would I want to improve? A shallower depth of field would have been nicer, making the bird stand out even more. A lower point of view might have made for a more dramatic photo, as well. Getting a bit closer to get more details would also have been preferable.

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