Sandhill crane flys over a farmer's field in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro, NM.
Must say that I had a wonderful time shooting the birds at Bosque. Except that every time I close my eyes I can hear them carrying on as they approach for a landing. Took some iPhone video to capture the sound and some action but haven't looked at it yet. Had an equipment malfunction just as the geese took off this morning - not sure what happened but my camera changed to RAW/normal and then to normal, and was giving an error code. Got some shots but I'm afraid to look at them because they aren't RAW. The liftoff was incredible. Standing there and suddenly thousands of geese came flying in and the last one had no sooner landed before they all rose at once and were gone. Less than 10 seconds. Well, I'll talk more about the Bosque later.
I want to thank my friend, Jeff Clow, for giving me a shootout on his stream, and thank all of my new friends who came over for a visit. Love Flickr. And thanks to my old friends for the great comments they left Jeff about "Deby's Pond." Go check out that great image and more: www.flickr.com/photos/jeffclow/6749109035/in/photostream/
I will be on the road for at lease one more week and will have to wait until then to do any catching up. Long days with a lot of sightseeing. Visited Albuquerque's Old Town today and then went to Pecos Historical Monument near Santa Fe. Can't tell you how nice it has been to sleep in a real bed, shower in a warm bathroom and eat great food. A great break from life in the trailer.
Lastly, check my comment section for a look at my new traveling companion. If you see me on the road during the coming year, Bosque will be with me. I've grown quite attached to the fellow.