Friday, March 5, 2010

More Bosque-Part Three-the Hawk

The final part of today's entry deals with the Hawk. Or maybe it's the Falcon. We've looked in our numerous bird books, at iBird Pro on my iPhone, and on the internet. And we still aren't sure.

Whatever this beautiful bird is, both Terry and I are fascinated.

He seems to hang out in the same are of the Bosque and we've established a pattern of going and looking for him most every day.

He's so photogenic, it's hard to resist.

I'm working on trying to understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed and ISO. I know what they all mean, but figuring out how they relate to each other and which ones to use is my problem.

Today I had my first success, and I wish I could tell you I knew how I did it. But I think I finally got some long shots that are pretty much in focus, with a minimum of noise (grain).

This is my favorite shot of the day.
(click to enlarge)

like always,
he flew away.

Once again,
the color of the landscape
seems to set everything off

to perfection.

On our way home,
we found this fellow sitting in a tree
right by the side of the road.

As we watched, he buried his head.
It makes him look so shy and demure.

Then he looked up again,
what a beauty.

And just then,
we looked up and saw this.

It's really a wonderful time of year
here at Bosque del Apache.


Art said...

Hi Kate,

The first hawk looks like it might be a Ted-Tailed Hawk. The second one might be a Sharp-Shinned Hawk.

photowannabe said...

Loved all 3 series. Its amazing to see so much wildlife in the natural. Beautiful bird and landscapes.