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Mole Quest

Uploaded by: Denalidaze

Saturday December 1, 2012

St Augustine, FL

Caption: A sandhill crane investigates a mole. Yea! one less to wiggle in the ground. Might have to move this bird to my lawn!

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 60D

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Picasa

Artist: Patsy Jane Lewis

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Copyright: Patsy Lewis Denalidaze (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.

FNumber: f/13.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 8.00 EV (APEX: 16, 1/256 sec.)

Aperture: 7.38 EV (f/12.9)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 400.0 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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RelatedImageWidth: 5184

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6. catilac
9:11 PM GMT on December 05, 2012
Excellent shot, unusual capture!
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5. Denalidaze
4:26 PM GMT on December 05, 2012
ChrisAnthemum, pegspics, gatorgal, & MTDisk,
Thanks for all the great comments! I too thought that nothing would eat a mole, but I am not sure the crane ate the mole. He/she did investigate for a long time. As I was taking the shots, I was not sure what it was digging at, but suspected it was a mole. I am very sure the mole was dead after the pecking the crane applied to the varmint.
Again, many thanks for the great comments!
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4. MTDisk
5:03 AM GMT on December 05, 2012
EWWWW... and AWESOME capture!!! I too did not know cranes ate moles!! I think I need one in my yard!!!! GREAT capture!!!
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3. gatorgal
4:42 AM GMT on December 05, 2012
Great shot of one of my favorite birds.
Quite a moment you caught!
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2. pegpics
3:37 AM GMT on December 05, 2012
Beautiful shot!!!...I do learn the strangest things on WU...would never have guessed they eat rodents!
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1. ChrisAnthemum
3:14 AM GMT on December 05, 2012
Great shot! I didn't know cranes would eat moles. How about rats? I have lots of those in the garden too!
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About Denalidaze


I have loved photography since I was quite young. My mother had an old box camera and I was always excited to see the magical pictures when she had them developed. She mailed them off and I would check the mail each day to see if they had returned. As I grew, the cameras in my life also grew. My husband and I love to travel. During our 45 years of marriage, we have never bought each other Christmas, birthday, or anniversary presents. Travel each year was our gift to the other. Of course with travel comes pictures. I have been to 47 states and many foreign countries. On our first trip to Europe, we purchased a 35 mm Canon camera in Germany. I Took MANY picture and slides. I used a lot of my photographs in the classroom (30 years) and brought the wonders of the world to my students. My first digital camera was a Sony Mavica. Wow, digital discovery was like eating food with no calories. What a way to celebrate life! On our many visits to Alaska, it is not unusual for me to take 60 GB of pictures. Now, I seldom leave the house without my camera. Yes, I have loads of pictures, but I am always looking for more pictures to take, and ways to improve my skills. I do retain copyright on ALL my photos. Please ASK before using my pictures.Thanks in advance for asking my permission.Create your own visitor map free counter for your website

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