Red-crowned Crane / Chinese Kraanvogel by Jacqueline van Zetten

Red-crowned Crane / Chinese Kraanvogel by 

The Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis), also called the Japanese Crane or Manchurian Crane is a large east Asian crane and among the rarest cranes in the world. In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity and fidelity.*

*from Wikipedia

Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp, The Netherlands

Nikon D5100
VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
ISO 200



Since July 2011 I picked up photography for fun after I bought my camera. I started with a kit lens, followed soon by a better objective. Now whenever I can I’m going out there taking photographs of things that interest me, like animals, landscapes, architecture and lots more.
Recently I picked up selective colouring and b/w, just for fun!

I’ll try to learn from your much appreciated comments and remarks!

All photos (flora and fauna) were taken in Holland (well till now :))!

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 2 years ago

    Splendid capture of this beauty Jackie, regards, Mark.

  • Thank you so very much Mark for your lovely comment, appreciate it very much! And thanks for the fav! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.over 2 years ago

    mooie closeup!

  • Dank je wel Nicole! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 2 years ago

    good close up would like to have seen more neck ????
    my taste only

  • Thank you very much John! I’ll try to consider that next time when I capture this crane! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyjover 2 years ago

    Brilliant shot well done

  • Thank you so much Cliff! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you very much Larry! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • stevealder
    stevealderover 2 years ago

    Very nice composition and exposure Jackie. The small highlight in the eye nicely catches the viewers attention and interest. – :) Steve

  • Thank you so much Steve for your always greatly appreciated comment! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Reallly beautiful work Jackie xx !

  • Thanks so much John! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • MaartenMR
    MaartenMRover 2 years ago

    Hele mooie close up.

  • Dank je wel Maarten, Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

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