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
Tom!

jo ann c. #10588730

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic February 27, 2013

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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!
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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!
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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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Description

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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