Through My Lens
A native North American species, Canada Geese migrate each spring to the Moreno Valley area of New Mexico to nest and rear their young. This family nested near Monte Verde Lake in Angel Fire. Their nests are typically situated on the ground, usually on a mound or other slightly elevated site, near water. I have encountered a nest situated in the nook of a roof, however. They prefer a spot from which they can have a fairly unobstructed view in many directions. The female selects the site and does much of nest construction. She adds down feathers and some body feathers beginning after the second egg is laid. She does all the incubation while her mate guards her and the nest.
Both parents diligently tend and raise their young, aggressively defending them, and they will quickly herd their little ones to the sanctuary of nearby water should danger [...]
“Well…. you just shoulda been there!”
How many times have you tried to describe a particularly funny or WOW! moment, only to have the listener stare at you with a “deer-in-the-headlights” look, because they simply cannot grasp and mentally imagine what you are describing with mere words? In exasperation, I ultimately give up and say, “Well…you just shoulda been there….it was really cool!” (friend shrugs shoulders and walks away questioning my sanity and convinced of my lie telling capabilities….)
Photography captures moments in time that otherwise might not be remembered or adequately described. How much easier is it to show someone a photo, and then tell the story that goes with it? (friend looks at photo, face lights up, and friend listens!)
Example 1….Take my little deer friend below. So I’m telling my friend about this adorable little mule deer whose photo I took from above, and that I didn’t realize until [...]