Albuquerque, New Mexico's Bio Park gardens are relaxing and photogenic. These Sandhill Crane statues are serving as shelter and shade for Canada Geese. October is a fine month to explore the Bio Park for autumn colors.
The Rio Grande Botanic Garden covers 52 acres, including a 10,000 square foot glass conservatory. There is a Butterfly Pavilion, but unfortunately it closed at the end of September. Popular with photographers is the Sasebo Japanese Garden section, designed by Toru Tanaka, including traditional Japanese art works.
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eldancer1 (20750) 2013-11-02 9:34
Got some pictures of sandhill cranes in Merced, they weren't as big. Didn't realize that Albuquerque have this beautiful park. Nice capture of those geese with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (105427) 2013-11-02 11:57
Ciao Ray, fascinating natural ambientation, fantastic reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (43953) 2013-11-03 1:55
Marvelous view of the birds and their reflected figures on the calm water, Ray.
A family with six chicks.
Variable light condition handled well, with far side bank has good depth onto the thicket arae. Fine taken.
Have a nice Sunday.
Noel_Byrne (13284) 2013-11-03 3:15
I seem to be questioning reality an awful lot today :) Are those larger birds on the left real or statues? They look the color of statues, but are very life like, so I am not sure. Very nice composition on the scene too, taking in the nice contrast of light and dark.
delpeoples (48582) 2013-11-03 6:44
Jeez I had to look a few times to work out whether they were real or statues! But your note set me straight. Again lovely Autumnal colours,, superb crisp reflections and vivid textures. You guys are so lucky to have an actual Autumn and all those deciduous trees. Makes for a marvellous photo, as it has here.
Have a happy Sunday
Kielia (21521) 2013-11-04 5:18
your photo proves very nicely that autumn is the most rewarding season to photograph. You managed the difficult light very well. The composition is excellent! Congratulation!
SimoAle (170) 2013-11-04 6:54
affascinante scenario naturale, presenti molti elementi che tutti assieme formano una composizione veramente bella! Gli uccelli in primo piano, il bosco in sottofondo e trovo fortissimo vedere il cielo ai piedi anziché in alto, questo grazie al gioco di specchio riflesso nell'acqua!