Sharing moments in time…

Sandhill Silhouette

One of the great photo opportunities at the Bosque Del Apache are the fantastic silhouette photos against the New Mexico sunrises and sunsets.  You can get shots of huge flocks of the geese or cranes against the sky but I think that some of the single bird shots are the most compelling.  This is an example of a single sandhill crane on final approach to its evening landing place.

Sandhill Silhouette

Sandhill Silhouette

16 responses

  1. A moment in time for sure – what a shot. The crane looks likes he’s doing his happy dance. Great silhouette.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:25 am

    • Lynne,
      He was going so slow he just seemed to hang there in that position….

      January 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  2. lisalday111711

    Your photos are just amazing. I love popping over to your site to just look at your gorgeous photographs. You my friend are very inspiring to this amateur photographer. Because of this I wanted to nominate you for the Beautiful Blogger award. I know many people do not participate in the blogging awards but I am offering it to you as a way to say how much I appreciate your gift and the fact that you share it with your readers is wonderful. If you so choose to accept this award please visit for the rules on acceptance

    January 9, 2013 at 6:41 am

    • Lisa – thank you so much for your kind words! I’m an amateur also but have been lucky to get some great photographic opportunities. As far as the award goes, I’m going to regretfully decline as I’ve done a few others and they get repetitive after a while. Besides, I’d rather be out looking for that next shot!! I really do appreciate the nomination but more than that I’m really happy that you are enjoying my photos. Take care,

      January 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  3. That’s an incredible shot. The silhouette against that beautiful sky is amazing.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:05 am

    • Thanks Dounia – another place to add to your list….. 🙂

      January 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      • I know! The list is already pretty long and it just keeps getting longer….Lots to look forward to, even if it will take quite a while to actually see them all! 🙂

        January 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

      • That is my quest….. 🙂

        January 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

  4. A clever silhouette, Scott, against a beautiful sky. It makes me wonder how some creatures are able to stay aloft let alone fly! Love it

    January 10, 2013 at 4:46 am

    • Thanks Cheryl, I have several shots of them in a streamlined position but this kind of gawky one was more appealing to me.

      January 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

  5. I LOVE capturing images of Sandhills and this is AWESOME!

    January 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

    • Thanks Suzanne! I thought it was a little different take on those great flyers.

      January 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

  6. CRAZY! Insane! Fantastic! Can you guess? I think this is great. As you noted, a refreshing change from the usual crane picture (I’d be satisfied myself just to get one of those).

    January 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    • Thanks Lynn! I really like all of your frosty images this week – but they made me cold…..

      January 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      • Yeah, frozen fingers!

        January 14, 2013 at 2:29 pm

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