Explorer Christine Crosby Receives Award of Excellence for Dancing Crane Photo

Posted Apr. 11th, 2014 by Jill Mangum

Longtime friend and NE Explorer Christine Crosby’s photography impresses us again! Christine recently traveled with NE to Japan for the Winter Wildlife Photography Tour. Upon returning home, she submitted her lovely photo of a dancing Japanese Red-Crowned Crane to the I Shot It Bird Photo Competition. Japanese Red-crowned Cranes elegantly dance as a courtship display, and Christine’s photo conveys the beauty of this dance to a tee. The photo is so good that it earned Christine the Mark of Excellence award in this competition – chosen out of 375+ photos submitted! It should be noted that this is the first photo contest Christine has ever entered, so we’re very proud of her and looking forward to hearing more about her photographic accomplishments as time goes on. Great job Christine!

Japanese Red Capped Cranes - Dancing behavior

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  1. Sue WolfeOn Apr. 11th, 2014

    Way to go Christine!

  2. Jen GauerkeOn Apr. 11th, 2014

    I have followed Christine’s work since we met in Florence, Italy in 1990. No matter her medium – jewelry, photography, printmaking, pastels, quilting – Christine always captures the unexpected in both form and color. I love her dedication to the various art disciplines that she has taken on in her journey and seeing her art evolve and grow. Congratulations Christine!!

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    Christine CrosbyOn Apr. 11th, 2014

    Thanks so much Verna!! They truly are such beautiful creatures and it was such a joy to get to witness and capture their behavior!

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    Christine CrosbyOn Apr. 11th, 2014

    Thank you SO much Dan & Tanya for such wonderful trips, fabulous attention, and incredible photographic opportunities!! I learn SO much every time I am with you!! Thank you Jill for the sweet post!! Feeling very blessed!! ;o)

  5. Verna BrunetOn Apr. 11th, 2014

    This is one extremely great photo of an extremely beautiful creature. Award was well deserved.
    I hope the crane found enough to eat.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 11th, 2014

      Thanks for adding your voice Verna. Christine is one of our most talented Explorer’s. She hasn’t been shooting a long time but has improved with every trip. I really enjoy seeing our students make progress and start gaining recognition for their work in the world of photography.

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