Bosque del Apache Instructional Photo Tour: Volume 4

If you don’t see my images on Facebook, then you missed the shots I’m posting today.  This was the best year for duck photography at that refuge I’ve ever had.  Here are some of my favorites from this year’s batch:

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Drake northern pintail landing near golden willows.
Drake Northern Pintail landing near golden willows.
Northern Pintail drake breaking for the landing.
Northern Pintail drake breaking for the landing.
Northern Pintail landing at sunset with a storm cloud for background.
Northern Pintail landing at sunset with a storm cloud for background.
Profile of Northern Pintail drake landing.
Profile of Northern Pintail drake landing.
Northern Pintail drake landing with other ducks.
Northern Pintail drake landing with other ducks.
Northern PIntail with wings and tail catching a lot of air.
Northern PIntail with wings and tail catching a lot of air.
Northern Pintail hen landing
Northern Pintail hen landing with a display of speculum.
Mallard pair landing.
Mallard pair landing.
Mallard drake take off.
Mallard drake take off.
Mallards aborting takeoff.
Mallards aborting takeoff.
Northern Pintail, drake landing.
Northern Pintail, drake landing.

That’s just a sample of many duck photos I captured on the evening before the workshop began.  The action was fast and furious for about an hour just before sunset.  I was shooting to the east with the birds coming into me facing the sunset and a stiff northwest wind.  With a colorful background, that’s about as good as it gets.

Larry

4 thoughts on “Bosque del Apache Instructional Photo Tour: Volume 4”

    1. Thanks, Gary. Are you still doing a lot of photography? It seems to me that one of the best ways to get started these days is to put up a really good website with lots of images. People need a variety of things and when they go searching, they will find your website. Happy New Year.

    1. That was a much fun as one can have doing nature photography. Surprisingly, none of the group wanted to do ducks??? I think it was a degree of difficulty thing…shooting flying ducks. But, they were landing right in front of me.

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