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Tom Conelly | profile | all galleries >> Western U.S / Hawaii. - 10+ galleries >> Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Hawaii 2013 | San Francisco 2012 | White Sands National Monument, New Mexico | Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico | Death Valley, Jan. 2008 | Greek Orthodox Monastery in Arizona Desert | Arizona January 2006 | Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 2005) | Texas 2004 | Southern New Mexico and Arizona | Badlands National Park, South Dakota | Arizona: Flagstaff, Oak Creek Canyon, Jerome | Oregon 2003

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

These photos are from a January 2004 visit to the refuge when populations of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes were very high. Most of the pictures were taken with a new Canon EF 300L F4 IS lens that I am just learning to use, many of these with the Canon 1.4x extender at 420 mm. I found learning to track flying birds very difficult and my failure rate (out of focus pictures) was very high. The 300 mm lens also does not really have adequate reach for birds under these circumstances, so many of the photos are significantly cropped. I saw many more experienced photographers with huge (and very expensive) 500 and 600 mm lenses.
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Bosque del Apache Sandhill Crane and Snow Geese Snow Geese Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane take-off Sandhill Crane take-off
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Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane Sandhill Crane Bosque del Apache