December 2013 Newsletter - Happy Holidays!!
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Happy Holiday Season to you and your family. Wishing everyone a safe and productive 2014!!


I often get asked about what I pack when I travel. Each trip requires different equipment but I'm sharing what I normally pack when I go to Bosque del Apache.

Everything you see above it travels as a carry-on except the Induro tripod and gimbal head. I use a ThinkTank Airport Security V2.

Hope this helps!

Thanks!

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Festival of the Cranes Workshop Participants & Other Visitors, © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone Panorama in Manual mode.


Festival of the Cranes Workshop Participants, © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.


Festival of the Cranes Workshop Participants, © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.


Festival of the Cranes Workshop Participants, © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.


Festival of the Cranes Workshop Participants, © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.


Yours Truly - A Big Thank You to the Festival Organizer for Having Me, © All Rights Reserved
Canon 7D, 24-70mm in Manual mode, Thank you Kathryn for sharing the image.


Under Armour Cold Gear Liner, Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.


Cabelas Extreme II Gloves, Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.


Gloves Together, Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Camera Phone in Manual mode.

Yours truly With The New Canon 200-400mm 1.4x f/4 IS Lens, Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Thank you Kathryn for Sharing the Image, 7D, 24-70mm in Manual mode.

Living in Florida I learned how to be ready for the elements especially when traveling during winter time. We had a fun snow storm at Bosque del Apache during the Festival of the Cranes which allowed me to test my gear. You wouldn't believe me if I tell you that I was only wearing a T-shirt under my Columbia Omni-Heat Reflective jacket but that's exactly what I was wearing. The jacket kept me warm during those windy and in the low 20's days with ease!

Protecting your body core is extremely important but so are your hands. During the festival I often got asked about my gloves as a lot of folks weren't prepared for the storm. I often suggest folks to be ready for anything!

This is what I use.

I never once was cold which allowed me to concentrate on my photography instead of the weather!

Give them a try!

Thanks!


Sandhill Crane Landing & Habitat, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 640 in Manual mode.


Northern Pintail, Bosque del Apache, © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 320 in Manual mode.


Sandhill Crane on Fire!, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Afternoon Blast Off! , Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 200-400mm 1.4x f/4 @ f/8, 1/25 sec, ISO 160 in Manual mode, Car Window.


Snow Goose Fly-by, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Snow Goose Fly-by, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Snow Goose Landing, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/1500, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Red Winged-Blackbird Flock, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm L @ f/8, 1/640, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Snow Geese Blur, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 200-400mm 1.4x f/4 @ 300mm, f/8, 1/25 sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Snow Geese Blur, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 200-400mm 1.4x f/4 lens @ 300mm, f/8, 1/16sec, ISO 160 in Manual mode.


Mule Deer, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 200-400mm 1.4x f/4 lens @ 316mm, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 640 in Manual mode.


Northern Harrier, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm @ f/8, 1/800sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


Bosque del Apache Early Morning Colors, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 70-200mm L @ f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 640 in Manual mode.


Canada Geese Fly-by, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm @ f/8, 1/800sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.


64,000 Ducks Reported, I Believe it Now!!, Bosque del Apache © Maxis Gamez, All Rights Reserved
Canon 1D MKIV, Canon 800mm @ f/8, 1/800sec, ISO 1250 in Manual mode.

There is no doubt that it was an interesting year at Bosque. PLENTY of subjects to photograph even during "bad" weather as you can see from the images above.

Overall, I had a fantastic time at the Festival of the Cranes and I sure would like to come back in 2014!

Have a great Holiday Season folks and don't forget to join me in 2014!!

Thanks!

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