I mentioned in another post that I like watching, following sandhill cranes. I first became aware of them in images of Bosque del Apache on photographic web sites about 10-15 years ago - rather sad really since they migrate through Indiana near my home but I never realized that since I was busy working indoors during my working life. I first went to Bosque in March of 2004 with my new Canon 10D, knowing next to nothing about photographing birds or sandhills. I did know I would need a long lens, so I took a Canon 400mm DO, and spent a couple days looking for birds, but most of the migrants had left by March, but there were a few tardy snow geese, and I got lucky one morning and captured this - it is still an image I like despite the primitive camera by todays standards. I have returned to Bosque numerous times now, and have coralled many images of sandhills cranes in New Mexico, but also in Indiana, Alaska, Florida, and most significantly in Nebraska.