Friday, July 24, 2009

Crowned Crane



I told Joan that Maureen and I were going to Silver Springs and she asked for some good critter shots. Imagine our supprise when we found several African critters. This is the first of several post from our trip to the central Florida park. I hope you enjoy!



Thanks for stopping by,



Craig Glenn

13 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a magnificent bird.Your picture shows it's beauty well.
Blessings,Ruth

Shellmo said...

That is one colorful and beautiful bird!!

missbreezysbox said...

Thank you for sharing this. I love the fact that both parents care for the young. Have a great weekend. I look forward to seeing more critters from your trip.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh I love this Craig!! See, here we think we are world apart and yet Africa is just down the road.

Thanks for posting this lovely pic. At least now you can see for yourself I do not make them out of clay. LOL!!

I hope you and M are having a great time. :)

dAwN said...

That is one crazy cool bird..Nice shot Craig..

Gaelyn said...

OK, now I'm sure that you and Tom got together for a quick trip to Africa without telling anyone, especially Joan. There's no way these animals live in Florida or Ohio. ;-)) Either that, or you've both been taking claymanation classes.

It's a beautiful bird. Look forward to more pics from your SA adventure.

The Write Girl said...

Wonderful capture Craig. I've never seen an African Crane. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bird Girl said...

Wow...I've not seen one of these fancy birds and I think it is beautiful! From its eyes to its whispy crown of feathers - awesome!

Leeloo's mum said...

Those cranes are so beautiful, you're so lucky to have seen one :) Thanks for posting information about the bird too! I'm very curious about it now, I'm going to go read more about it.
I hope you had a nice weekend, thanks for sharing your photo!

HANNIBAL said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Sreddy Yen said...

Wow~! That's a lovely photo. I'm sure you photographed this crane here in South Africa :O)

Sreddy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craig: That is a real beauty. We have had more African critters on then she has lately.

Leedra said...

I saw the Crowned Crane for the first time in Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel. They are very pretty. I haven't been to Silver Springs since 1972.

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