Some say life is a cabaret, but I see it more as a moving photo foray. Life through the lens fascinates me and on this cold fall day it led me to the Festival of the Cranes at Bosque Del Apache, a wildlife reserve in south central New Mexico.

Wildlife photography is new to me. And it is challenging! Cranes fly at 40 mph and you have to focus, frame the shot, pan (i.e., follow the bird!) and get the shot.

This is not easy.

But thanks to some excellent instruction, I came away with more photos than I’d anticipated. I’m trying desperately not to look at the photos of the professionals, because there is no comparison. But for now, for this photo newbie, I’m fairly happy with  my results. Next year, should I attend, they’ll hopefully be even better.

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Look out below! There’s a great pilot saying: “Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first!” Photo from Bosque del Apache. Visit the full Photo Gallery for more.



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