Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cranes and Ducks

I do dearly love looking at the birds here at the Bosque.

We went out today and all of us took photos. I didn't do as well as I'd hoped, but then I rarely do.

I'm feeling the itch for a DSLR, but money is tight right now, so I'll just have to make do. That said, if any of you hear of any used, fairly new Canon or Nike DSLRs for sale (at a good price, with at least one lens included), please let me know.

Now on to today's photos.

I'm still at the place where I get excited when I get a shot of one of these birds that's sharp and in focus.

I realize the composition
leaves a bit to be desired,
but when you enlarge it,
I love the detail.

I like the composition
in this one a bit better.
At least there's a background
that serves the main subject.

My favorite crane shot of the day.
I'm not sure why,
I just like it a lot.
Maybe it's his little
heart shaped cap.

Finally, here's the only duck shot
I got that's even half way usable.
Out of thousands of ducks
I can only share pictures
of these two.
How sad.

I'll try to do better next time.


photowannabe said...

Love the duck picture. It looks like tapestry.

Catherine said...

Kate, Your photos are spectacular!!!The Bosque is a holy place with all the beautiful birds that you capture so well. If you give photography lessons, count me in. Thank you for your excellent blog.