A Major Scene

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A Major Scene

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 26, 2013

A terrific image of a variety of birds! Love the color, light, and composition - well done, Thomas! #1511341

Liz blahh January 26, 2013

Just beautiful! #10539095

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 26, 2013

Sounds like a wonderful place to photograph. Beautiful colors, timing and capture, Tom. #10539126

Susan Williams level-classic January 26, 2013

Incredible capture and a compelling story in scene and words. Very nice work, Thomas. #10539248

Michelle Alton January 27, 2013

You must have been gasping for air to have all this drama in one shot. It is a winner (in my eyes) on several levels. #10539497

Daniel Ruf January 27, 2013

Beautiful capture. I've read where cranes are pretty aggressive fighters as they go for the eye's with that nice "sword" they have as a bill. #10539549

John Connolly January 27, 2013

What an amazing wildlife scene Thomas! A delightful feel good capture! #10540058

Thomas E. Hinds January 27, 2013

Thanks very much, Lindley, Liz, Tammy, Susan, Michelle, Daniel, and John! Your comments are very appreciated! #10540427

Barbara Mason level-classic January 27, 2013

So very beautiful and informative Tom - colours and composition magnificent Wow !!! #10540451

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 28, 2013

This is one AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL sight Thomas, VERY well done!! <>< #10542282

Marijana Fajgl level-classic January 28, 2013

What a scene! This is so impressive, Thomas! Amazing capture. #10542702

Thomas E. Hinds January 28, 2013

Thank you much, Barbara, Nancy, and Marijana! #10543049

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe January 30, 2013

WOW, WOW, WOW.....Wonderful capture, Thomas....talk about right place right time....perfect....I bet the raven got away unscathed LOL...he can fly faster than the eagle....Have a great day Thomas! #10545616

Thomas E. Hinds February 03, 2013

Thanks so much, Patricia! #10551689

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 25, 2013

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #10582561

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic February 25, 2013

What an amazing scene and capture,Thomas! Congratulations!! #10582816

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 25, 2013

Beautiful finalist, Congrats! #10583002

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 25, 2013

Beautiful storytelling image, Tom!

Congrats on your finalist and best wishes for the next round!
Debby #10583019

Carol Eade level-addict February 25, 2013

Just beautiful, congratulations on your finalist! #10583677

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe February 25, 2013

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! I hope it continues on - this is a gorgeous image! #10583860

Marijana Fajgl level-classic February 25, 2013

I am so happy to see this one again, Thomas! huge congratulations! #10584210

Debra R. Harder February 25, 2013

WOW...this is magical, Tom! The light, colors and timing are superb. Huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10584486

Val Feldman level-deluxe February 25, 2013

Magical IS the word - I agree with Deb...the colors and the remarkable layers of the different varieties of birds - what a shot - dramatic would be an understatement. Oh, hoping to see Gold attached to this one, Tom...superb work - congratulations! #10585168

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 26, 2013

One of natures finest captures Tom! Amazing visual! Congrats on your very well deserved finalist! #10586991

Thomas E. Hinds February 26, 2013

Thanks very much, Stefania, Ujjwal, Tammy, Debby, Carol, Marilyn, Marijana, Deb, Val, and Joannie, for your kind words! #10587237

Irene Colling level-deluxe February 27, 2013

An energetic image with lots of activity. I can hear the honks from a mile away.

Great shot Thomas. Congratulations on your fine Finalist photo. #10588460

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic February 27, 2013

Stunningly spectacular, Tom. This deserves a top Gold. Huge congrats. #10588629

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 27, 2013

What a great finalist! Congratulations

jo ann c. #10588730

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic February 27, 2013


Thomas E. Hinds February 27, 2013

Thanks so much for all the gracious words, Irene, Mary Beth, Jo Ann, and Linda! #10588871

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe February 28, 2013

WOW!! Mind boggling excitement! I am happy for you that you got to experience this! #10590216

Thomas E. Hinds February 28, 2013

Thanks, Phyllis! #10590324

Terry Cervi level-classic February 28, 2013

Stunning doesn't even describe this properly, Tom!! Congrats on your finalist. A Fave!

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe March 01, 2013

Congratulations on this Finalist too, Thomas! Cheers.... #10591946

Thomas E. Hinds March 01, 2013

Thank you very much, Terry, and Patricia! I appreciate your kind comments! #10592441

Patti Coblentz March 05, 2013

What a spectacular sight of nature to behold...you have captured it beautifully, Tom! Congratulations on a stunning finalist! #10597515

Thomas E. Hinds March 05, 2013

Thank you, Patsy! Great to hear from you! #10597988

Thomas E. Hinds March 05, 2013

Of course, I meant, Patti, not Patsy! LOL! #10597989

Patti Coblentz March 05, 2013

No problem, Thumb :))) #10598012

Merna L. Nobile March 22, 2013

What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editor’s Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!

Thomas E. Hinds May 26, 2013

Thanks, Merna! #10707112

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe June 01, 2013

Any time I go to your album I take another look at this magnificient scene! #10717955

Thomas E. Hinds June 01, 2013

Thanks, Phyllis! I was indeed fortunate to watch all of this unfold. I feel similar each time I go to the Bosque. One never knows the magic they might see! #10718558

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe February 01, 2014

This is my favorite! I leave to go look this up and add to bucket list!! Then back to super bowl cooking. #10962870

Thomas E. Hinds February 01, 2014

Thanks very much, Phyllis! I was just back at the Bosque this week. Love each time there. #10962930

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Several thousand (most not pictured) Snow Geese take flight suddenly when a Bald Eagle flaps his wings at a Raven (who seems unconcerned) to keep him away from finishing the last of a meal. The Sand Hill Cranes on the ground must somehow know an eagle won't too often mess with them -- after all they may be outweighed by an eagle but are taller and have a longer wingspan. Just might make an eagle leary. Taken in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90

Uploaded on January 26, 2013

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