Rocky Mountain High

© Pamela K

Rocky Mountain High

Uploaded: November 18, 2004


Sandhill cranes flying above the rolling New Mexico foothills; Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge; f4.0 1/400s @ 70.00mm with telephoto extender, handheld; Cropped and enhanced slightly in photoshop; Feedback greatly appreciated!


Janet Detota November 18, 2004

Outstanding! That would be an A++. :-)
Love the DOF and clarity of the birds! Fabulous job, Pam!! #189471

Pamela K November 18, 2004

Thank you, Janet!!!

Pam #923511

Sharon Day level-classic November 18, 2004

Fantastic shot, Pam!!! Do the sandhill cranes spend the whole winter down there? I've seen them in Nebraska when they were migrating. #923945

Pamela K November 18, 2004

Thanks, Sharon!

Yep, Bosque del Apache is one of their overwintering sites. The refuge has huge cornfields that the slowly knock down over the course of the winter. The cranes and geese feed on the corn once it's on the ground. I think they prefer the knocked down corn stalks because they can see farther and don't have to worry so much about coyotes (which feed on both the cranes and the snow geese all winter).

Pam #923982

Dan Holm level-classic November 18, 2004

Wow! Beautiful capture, Pam! #924140

Gloria B. Wood November 18, 2004

Wonderful composition...beautiful lighting and the delicte wing tips with reflected light!
So very well done! #924679

Pamela K November 18, 2004

Thank you, Dan and Gloria!!!

Pam #924732

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