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Operation Migration (Whooping Cranes)
Posted By: dhodgeh, 01-27-2008, 02:46 PM

A few shots from the Operation Migration fly over this morning in Dunnellon, FL.

Operation Migration Photo Gallery by dhodgeh at

For those interested, Operation Migration is a non profit organization whose task is to assist whooping cranes that have been born in captivity learn the migration routes by training the birds to follow ultra-lite aircraft. The climax of the 1200 mile journey is the fly over at the Dunnellon airport, just before the birds reach their final destination.
Much more information can be found here:

Crane Migration - Operation Migration

All images were shot with a K10D. The in flight shots were taken using SMC A* 300/f4 + Tamron 1.4 teleconvertor. The on the ground shot were taken with a SMC FA* 43 Limited.
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