Tim Boyer Photography

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Snow Geese

Bosque del Apache - Outdoor Photographer

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An interview and four of my Bosque photos appear on the Outdoor Photographer Magazine website in a feature called Animal Stories.

Sandhill Cranes leaving the corn fields they feed in during the day for the ponds they roost in during the night. Pan blur and slow shutter speed.

Sandhill Cranes leaving the corn fields they feed in during the day for the ponds they roost in during the night. Pan blur and slow shutter speed.

Feather texture and an urge to get a differnt shot lead me to lay down onthe road and shoot eye level with the Snow Geese in the roosting ponds.

Feather texture and an urge to get a differnt shot lead me to lay down onthe road and shoot eye level with the Snow Geese in the roosting ponds.

Sandhill Cranes leaving the roosting ponds headed for the corn fields where they will feed all day. Spectacular light is just one of many reasons to visit Bosque.

Sandhill Cranes leaving the roosting ponds headed for the corn fields where they will feed all day. Spectacular light is just one of many reasons to visit Bosque.

Snow Geese take flight at sunrise blasting off sometimes in huge flocks.making a lot

Snow Geese take flight at sunrise blasting off sometimes in huge flocks.making a lot

I've been to Bosque many times and  I know where to be during the right light and winds. As in all of my workshops, you get lots of personal attention and I teach and review images with you during the morning and afternoon/evening shooting sessions.  There's a break in the middle of the day (when the  light is harsh), for  lunch, images review, post processing instruction (I have a quick and efficient workflow using LightRoom) and to answer any questions you have.

Enjoy!   Thanks   Tim

Bosque Sunrise & Snow Geese

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Wow, another day, another incredible sunrise.
Wow, another day, another incredible sunrise.

While some Snow Geese blasted off to the south, (you can see them above the trees on the left side of the image), a few came into the main pond.  I used the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF  17-40mm f/4L USM @ 32 mm for this image.

Bosque Reflections at Dawn-8291
Bosque Reflections at Dawn-8291

Textures, colors, light and a little creativity.   Canon EOS 7D, EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens @ 100mm, ISO 400.

Snow Goose Dreams-9051
Snow Goose Dreams-9051

I was really trying to get a little of the character of the Snow Goose and the texture in the feathers to come out.   This image was taken in the middle of the day with side lighting.

The geese were close to the shore, but staying back about 20 feet or so.  I guess that's their comfort zone for a bunch of photographers with big lenses pointed at them.   To get a close, tight shot, I opted to use the Canon EOS 7D with the EF 600mm f/4L IS USM lens with the  1.4X Extender II.  The effective focal lenght was 1,344mm, @ ISO 200, 1/320 sec. @ f/6.3.