Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bosque del Apache, New Mexico

Well I escaped the country last week just before the airports closed due to snow! I’m in Bosque del Apache in New Mexico for a couple of weeks, photographing Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese. This huge refuge is a photographer’s paradise most days, but yesterday when a Golden Eagle took one of the thousands, a blizzard of Snow Geese swept over the road like a tsunami and I just stood in awe at the power and sound of the collective wings! Then I remembered to try and capture it all on camera. Until I get home and process the images, here are a few of today’s Sandhills....



7 comments:

Nicole MacP said...

Great images!! I love that last one, the contrast between adult and juv, the similar poses, the colors... Just love it!

Andrew said...

That first photo is "cracking"! Absolutely beautiful!

Spyros said...

Greetings from Greece
In your first pic, what diaphragm, ISO, speed you used?

Spyros said...

I mean the landscape pic during sun set

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks for the comments! The 'fire in the mist' shot was at sunrise, 1/250 sec, f8.0 at 500mm on a tripod.

neil said...

fabulous

Sue said...

Fantastic photos. The first one is sensational.