This is a “digital art” version of a photo from last March. The two Sandhill Crane colts were just a few days old. The day was windy and cold, and Mom would occasionally sit down and create an “insta-nest” for her two tired colts. The babies would scurry behind her back and crawl into her warm feathers.
That’s the realistic story behind this photo. After staring at it on our calendar for this month of January, however, Rich had a better interpretation. Rich says it’s a game of Hide and Seek! The colt on the right is hiding his eyes and counting down. The colt on the left…well, we’re not sure if he’s hiding under Mom’s head, or asking for suggestions about where to go. Better hurry up and decide! 10…9…8…
I can’t wait to get out and photograph these beautiful birds again this spring!
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Such an adorable image Jess! Oh, I miss seeing the little colts, as I didn’t get any images last year. Please let me know for 2016 … remember, I have time now. :-) Look forward to shooting again with you soon. Miss you. :-)
Deb, I will definitely keep you posted about nesting cranes this year! I miss you too. There’s a light at the end of my crazy-work-hours tunnel. Now the weather just needs to start cooperating!! :)
I remember is day … mostly because I’m just now getting to these images. ? I like what you did with this.
Thanks! It was a good day, despite the cold and rain. You need to hurry up with your post-processing! ;-)
I like Rich’s interpretation.
Haven’t been able to get out for a couple of weeks so I can empathize! Cabin fever setting in……