Nice Reward

As you know, yesterday we had hoped to train one more time to allow #4-14 (aka Peanut) another opportunity to fly with the aircraft – this time by himself. Unfortunately, once the fog began to clear the wind had picked up, preventing a training flight.

Those of us waiting at the public flyover location were treated to an exceptional sunrise made even more spectacular when sub-adult Whooping cranes 4-12 and 5-12 flew into view.

Whooping cranes at sunrise. Credit: H. Ray

Whooping cranes at sunrise. Credit: H. Ray

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  1. Dorothy October 2, 2014 5:38 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! A scene like that doesn’t happen that often and you were there at exactly the right time!

  2. anne ruh October 2, 2014 12:05 pm

    That is a stunning photo. How would one go about making this a desktop image as long as Heather does not mind.

    • Heather Ray October 3, 2014 3:12 am

      just right click and ‘save image as.’ From there, personalize desktop on your computer and select the image from the file location where you saved it.

  3. Judith Rollins (norfolkmom0 October 1, 2014 9:59 am

    So beautiful. Wonderful to see the success from last year flying high.

  4. Teri (igmom02) September 30, 2014 7:18 pm

    I borrowed as my desktop background also. Thank You.

  5. Doug Pellerin September 30, 2014 7:05 pm

    What a fantastic photo, Heather. That’s a WINNER

  6. dominique elliott September 30, 2014 6:56 pm

    Gorgeous Heather!

  7. Lanny Reed September 30, 2014 3:59 pm

    May I use this photo on my desktop?

    • Heather Ray October 2, 2014 10:20 am

      Of course Lanny!

  8. Nancy Freeman September 30, 2014 12:51 pm

    BEAUTIFUL PHOTO HEATHER !! I too am ‘borrowing’ it for my desktop and when co-workers stop to comment, i can tell them all about OM ! 🙂

  9. Patti (feathered3) September 30, 2014 12:45 pm

    It doesn’t get any more beautiful, than this. Thank you for capturing it, what a shot and to have the 2 sub adults in there as well.. Just amazingly beautiful !

  10. Dave Sapko September 30, 2014 11:06 am

    Great photo Heather! 🙂

  11. Karen September 30, 2014 9:39 am

    Stunning photo, Heather! It could be a painting!

  12. Margie Tomlinson September 30, 2014 8:00 am

    Gorgeous photo, Heather! One of these days they will fill the sky at sunrise!

  13. Shepherd September 30, 2014 7:18 am

    SPECTACULAR photo!
    (did I spel that right?)

  14. Janet Westlake (CanadaJanEH) September 30, 2014 7:00 am

    Breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!

  15. Lori (loriearn) September 30, 2014 6:44 am

    Heather, I am “borrowing” your Beautiful photo for my desktop background – thank you!!! <3
    It's spectacular!

  16. knapdale September 30, 2014 6:36 am

    Fantastic photo, Heather. Thank you