Toe To Toe

Equipment Info
NIKON D300
State/Province/Region
New Mexico
Nearest Area
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Town
Socorro, NM
Brief Directions

From the north (Socorro, NM), drive south on I-25 to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center (on right).

Notes

F 6.3, 1/1000 sec, ISO 1000, 400 mm

Description

I have photographed birds at Bosque del Apache several times. My main early morning strategy is to scout the fields and find out where the Sandhill Cranes are roosting for the night. I position myself upwind from the birds, and wait for the action to happen. It can be quite cold in the pre-dawn hours, waiting for the birds to take off. The cold wait can result in some very rewarding images, especially when they are caught in aggressive behavior.

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Date Added
November 29, 2020