Description: Sandhill cranes flying over the San Luis Valley. Thousands of these majestic creatures migrate through this area from early September to mid-November. After spending the night in the lakes of the Mesa Verde National Wildlife Refuge, they take off en masse each morning to feed in the surrounding fields. A slow shutter speed while panning blurs the motion of the birds as well as the background scene, creating an impressionistic image.
Gear: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100 - 400 f 4.5/5.6 L IS