A bunch from Bosque!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by merlin50, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. merlin50

    merlin50

    126
    Nov 5, 2005
    Chicagoland
    Well, I'm back from my first trip to Bosque. Wow! What a place, what opportunities! Rather than pepper you folks with multiple threads I decided to post a random sampling of what I got while there. All were taken with the D2X and 500 combo with the exception of the Pheasant which as I recall used the 70-200 =TC1.4. I've still got tons of images to wade through.

    Dave

    Oops! Forgot one!

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    Ferruginous Hawk

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    Pin Tail Drake

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    Sand Hill Cranes In Flight

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    Sand Hill Cranes coming in at Sunset to roost

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    Ring-Necked Pheasant displaying for me

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    Snow Goose Blast off

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    More Sand Hills at Sunset

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  2. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Man O Man

    How I miss this place.

    I may just have to take 4 days in December and get my butt down there.

    Thanks for making me JEALOUS!
     
  3. Great stuff. I would sure like to go there one day.
     
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    I've been hearing how I have to go to this place and your images show me why!!

    Really nice work.
     
  5. outstanding Dave! I can see I am going to have to go check this out for myself.
    Dave
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Geeeezzz whats to say but wow just beautiful !!!!!!!
     
  7. What beautiful shots! This looks like a great place to shoot at!!
     
  8. Great pics, I must get there some day.
     
  9. jaminphoto

    jaminphoto

    149
    Jul 7, 2005
    SF Bay area
    Nice set of images. The pheasant is excellent. When did you went to bosque? I was just back from there myself, was there from 22nd to 26th.

    --ricardo
     
  10. merlin50

    merlin50

    126
    Nov 5, 2005
    Chicagoland
    Ricardo,

    I was there from the 11th through the 16th and it looks like I'll be spending 3 days there in mid-December as well.

    I should correct my intial post to say that the Pheasant image was taken with the 500mm AFS hand-held - not something I even try very often. Circumstances dictated some quick action though!

    Here's a few more for your review!

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  11. NIce shots you got there.. Man one of these days I just have to get out there.. Humm, maybe over Christmas break here at work.. hummmm

    BTW The second shot of the hawk is most likely a Red Tail hawk.. The Ferruginous Hawk is more white and grey in color...
     
  12. merlin50

    merlin50

    126
    Nov 5, 2005
    Chicagoland
    Eric,

    You DEFINITELY should hit Bosque! It is quite a treat!!

    BTW - the hawk images are of the same hawk! :wink:

    Dave
     
  13. The Hawk images are of the same hawk?


     
  14. merlin50

    merlin50

    126
    Nov 5, 2005
    Chicagoland
    Eric,

    I don't know what's going on but I can only see one hawk image? I sure won't profess to be a an ID expert by any stretch of the imagination either!

    Dave
     
  15. RForshey

    RForshey Guest

    Beautiful shots, my favorite is the pheasant!
     
  16. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice set Dave. Probably the best variety of shots that I've seen from Bosque. :smile:
     
  17. merlin50

    merlin50

    126
    Nov 5, 2005
    Chicagoland
    Thank you Randy and Frank. Now, if we can only nail down what type of hawk it is I'll be happy!

    I'm going to try hard for Bobcat next week. I'll need more luck than I currently have I think!

    Dave
     
  18. Please pardon my ignorance, but are we talking about the Bosque Redondo south of Albuquerque, New Mexico?

    The word "Bosque", by itself, is Spanish for a "swampy place" if I recall correctly. There are many bosques throughout the old Spanish Southwest.

    So when you just say "Bosque" I'm confused.
     
  19. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Pa,

    I believe that this is Bosque del Apache.

     

  20. O.K. so you see my confusion. I wish people would be more precise. We are not all part of the "in-crowd"!:biggrin:
     
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