Bosque del Apache, New Mexico is one of the best places in the world to photograph birds – especially at sunrise during the "Blast Off" that occurs late in the year.
Sure, there are no "Great Blast Off" guarantees, because the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is not a zoo - but when the light and birds come together (as they have for me for three years), it's an amazing experience – and a fantastic photo opportunity.
I'm running a small-group photo workshop to Bosque in 2015: November 18-22. We'll shoot and process and have a ton of fun from dawn to dusk. Shoot me an email for info.
All my 2015 photo workshops are listed here.
If you can't make the workshop, or want some pre-workshop info, check out my app, The Beauty of Bosque on my iPhone and iPad Apps page.
Quick lens tip: Have your wide-angle and telephoto zoom lenses handy. You always want to be ready to capture the telephoto and wide-angle shots.
Quick photo tip: Always have your highlight alert activated. You do not want any part of the bird overexposed and washed out – which is easy to do when it comes to white feathers.
Quick travel tip: Pack hand- and toe-warmers. It can get cold in the morning. However, it warms up quickly - sometimes to t-shirt weather.
I hope to see you in Bosque, one way or another.
Explore the light,