Monday, January 12, 2009

In flight - Bird Photography Weekly # 20

There are so many beautiful sights and sightings in New Mexico. One of them is watching the snow geese in flight. This photo was taken this past November (2008) during the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Snow geese in flight can show off their colors of black and white against a beautiful blue sky and mountains in the background.
This is my contribution to this week's Bird Photography Weekly # 20
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19 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,such a lovely picture.The geese against the blue sky,just perfect.
Blessings,Ruth

Wren said...

Great photo, Mary. You caught them perfectly in flight.

Mary C said...

Ruth H and Wren - thank you!

Linda in Erie said...

Mary, that is the perfect background for those beautiful geese. Great photo!

Mary C said...

Hi Linda - thank you. I'm hoping you get the opportunity to witness this beauty when you visit the Bosque.

Natural Moments said...

We have a flock of snow geese close to us here in Washington State and they are always a pleasure to visit because of their immense energy that they have in their large groups. Quite the spirited species.

Leedra said...

Naturally I like this one better, since it is closer. Never seen these before, and I clicked to enlarge to get a better look. They are different, like their black tips.

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Tom said...

Nice catch Mary. Thanks for sharing.

jan m said...

Beautiful photo Mary!

Ruth said...

This picture is great and it is nice to see the horizon and ground colours. I would now recognize them in flight.

Mary C said...

Bernie, thanks for your comment. I never thought about it like that before, but they do exude lots of energy. They definitely are cool birds in flight, too.

Hi Leedra - I like their black tips - such a contrast from the rest of their white plumage, and it sure looks beautiful against a clear blue sky.

Tom, JanM - thank you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Ruth, thank you. I do believe you would be able to recognize them, especially in flight. And they usually stay together as large flocks both in flight and on the water.

mick said...

That's a great photo! and the birds are especially beautiful against the blue sky.

Mary C said...

Thanks, Mick!

Red said...

I ditto what Mick said. It seems just right.

Mary C said...

Thanks, Red.

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful birds. Nice photo of them in flight. :)))

Mary C said...

Animbirdtree - thank you! And thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Larry Jordan said...

Hi Mary, what a gorgeous shot of the Snow Geese in flight! I should be seeing lots of them this weekend at the Sacramento National Wildlife refuge.

I hope I can get as good a capture as you did here. Beautiful.

Mary C said...

Hi Larry - how did you do at the Sacramento NWR last weekend? Did you see plenty of snow geese? How about cranes? Did you get some great photos?

 

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