Snow Goose Landing

We got to Socorro in time yesterday for one loop of the Wildlife Drive at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. There looked to be a few thousand Snow Geese in and maybe a thousand Sandhill Cranes. Hopefully the big mass of birds are still on their way. Last year they arrived mid-week. I am learning to use my new Sony Rx10iv, which recently replaced my Rx10iii. One of the reasons for upgrading was the improved focus modes on the iv, including a effective follow focus. I have a whole sequence of this bird, from a ways out, as it came in for a landing. It is pretty impressive that the camera can track focus on a single bird against the confusing background of the geese on the water. I am going to have a lot of fun with the camera and the birds over the next week. šŸ™‚ Sony Rx10iv in my special Birds in Flight mode. (Flexible Spot Lock on Focus, Continuous focus, 10 fps, -.3 EV, Center metering.)

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