I've always wanted a shot like this. I'm happy to have it, but I realize it could be improved upon in a lot of ways.
The "Crane Technique"
I spent 5 hours at Jasper-Pulaski FWA hoping to get some better light. It never really happened. It was better than sitting at home all day, though. There are thousands of cranes up there right now. This was probably my last trip up there for the year though.
I really could have use a little extra light for this guy. You hardly ever get a cooperative raptor.