I have thought that the desire and practice of photographing birds to be a gift from the Creator, an urge to look closely at the wonder of things. Photographing birds lasted about four years to me, until I got too old, and the gear remained too heavy. I am grateful, though, that I got this short interlude.
I first visited the Bosque del Apache in the fall 2014 and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in order to be close to that Paradise. Many of the photographs on this page were made there.
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