Wings on Wednesday

This would normally be a Wordless Wednesday post. However, several weeks ago Roberta Beyer, owner of The Fat Finch, asked me to lead a photo workshop as an event for her wonderful birding store. I happily agreed, and I wondered if anyone would attend. The event proved popular far beyond our expectations. I recruited favorite birding friend Bosque Bill to assist me, and Roberta recruited two more photographers. Our little group met at The Fat Finch early this past Saturday morning. After a basic “How to operate your camera” talk by Bosque Bill we set off to photograph birds. Everyone had a wonderful time, and most participants learned how to move their cameras off of the automatic settings.

Here are some photos of birds that I took during the workshop:

Sandhill Crane portrait, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Crane portrait

Sandhill Crane portrait, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Crane portrait, another view.

Sandhill Cranes, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Cranes fly into the Rio Grande Nature Center.

Sandhill Crane, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Crane, Rio Grande Nature Center

Sandhill Crane coming in for a landing.

Spotted Towhee, Rio Grande Nature Center

Spotted Towhee

Canada Goose portrait, Rio Grande Nature Center

Canada Goose portrait

Canada Goose enjoying the sun, Rio Grande Nature Center

Canada Goose enjoying the sun

It was a fine workshop put on by New Mexico’s best birding store. Be sure to visit The Fat Finch when you’re in the Albuquerque area!

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16 responses to “Wings on Wednesday

  1. Cindy

    The second Sandhill Crane portrait ( that orange eye!) & the Spotted Towhee are my favorites! Not at all surprised you are teaching others! That fluffed goose is also excellent. Grwat job Linda!

  2. Beautiful photographs Linda. I particularly like the ‘in flight’ shots :-)

  3. Wonderful post Linda, sounds like great fun! I adore the Sandhill images.

  4. How wonderful that you are sharing your knowledge with others. Participating in the workshop must have been so much fun. Outstanding images, Linda! I just love Sandhill Cranes.

  5. Wonderful post and images Linda

  6. Great photos Rocky! You are going to have give me a few photography lessons when we see each other in May! Hey~is that Towhee breathing fire? :)

    • Lovely Dawn your photography has gotten so good that I will ask for lessons from you! Those towhees always look like they’re angry about something. :-)

  7. Beautiful photos Linda, the towhee photo is great!

  8. Wonderful Post! We produced and posted a short video on our site last week after witnessing the crane migration at monte vista, co. Check it out if you please, at localtouristcolorado.com

  9. How wonderful! Looks like it was a wonderful workshop! I love the Sandhill Crane .. but that Towhee is awesome!

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