26 Oct Strange Birds
Strange Birds Take Flight in Albuquerque
Most likely, you realize these strange birds are full of hot air.
That’s because these are hot air balloons. Note the basket holding the crew below.
I took these photos while attending the 2017 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
These strange birds offer some benefits.
First, since they’re large, it’s relatively easy to see them without using binoculars.
Second, it’s easy to take photos of them because:
1) They move slowly. In fact, they often just float in front of you.
2) They’re tolerant of people. So they don’t fly away when someone approaches them
3) They keep their eyes open, which is important for a good photo.
Even Pegleg Pete, who has an eye patch, keeps his good eye open, as you can see in the photo below.
Better yet, each of these birds is uniquely strange, so it’s easy to identify them. You don’t need to bring a field guide to tell one from another.
There are still challenges, however, similar to taking photos of real birds.
These strange birds ignore directions. They refuse to pose. And they may miss an appointment by staying on the ground.
Learn more about this Balloon Fiesta at: www.balloonfiesta.com
See more photos of hot air balloons at: Hot Air Balloons
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Please visit the web site for The Trust for Public Land to learn about what they’re doing.