Thursday, April 30, 2009


Hello All,
Here is another image from my trip to Arkansas. This one of a turtle that was crossing a dirt road. I snapped some pictures of him, and then carried him the rest of the way across the road.
As with most turtles, he was shy ( or scared or whatever ) and only peeked his head out a little, so this was the best I could do.
Hope you like it!

Specs: 1/400th. - f/8 - ISO 160

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bald Eagle

Hello Everyone,
I am back from a great time fishing with my dad and brothers in Calico Rock, Arkansas.
The weather was perfect and we all had a blast! I saw lots of birds and wildlife, but was unable to photograph much. The most exciting bird I saw was a Bald Eagle! He flew right next to our cabin's porch which sits pretty high up on a ledge overlooking the White River, unfortunately when I got my camera he never came that close again, as it always is! But here is one from a distance that I thought was decent. I wish I could have done better, but at least I got something. Hope you like it.

Specs: 1/320th - f/8 - ISO 200

Monday, April 20, 2009

Greater Yellowlegs

Hello Everyone,
Sorry for the recent lack of posts. I have not been out to photograph anything this past week due to rain and being just plain busy! But, early Sunday morning my 2nd niece was born to my brother and sister in-law! Her name is Elianna. Another bit of exciting news is that this weekend, Thursday thru Sunday, my Dad is taking my brothers and I to Arkansas for a fishing trip! It will be lots of fun and I hope that I will find lot's to photograph! My Dad says he remembers seeing many water birds and birds of prey including a Bald Eagle! I also hope to find wildlife and some good landscapes around the river. So I can't wait and will be spending the next two days packing and getting stuff together to leave early on Thursday morning. If I have time, I will try to blog an update or two. So for now, here is one from two weeks ago of a Greater Yellowlegs that I have waited to get a decent image of for a long time now, and was happy with this one. Hope you like it!

Specs: 1/500th - f/8 - ISO 200

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I got this image on Monday while out with my brother, sister in-law, and niece to get pictures of them in the Bluebonnets. This was a pretty good patch in Fort Worth that sat on a hill. I had to use the telephoto lens so as to isolate some light poles and a road. Hope you enjoy it!

Specs: 1/15th. - f/8 - ISO 200

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Western Sandpiper

Hello Everyone,
Sorry for no new posts recently. I have been very busy lately. I did manage to get out yesterday evening to the local reservoir to try shooting wading birds for the hundredth time ( well seems like that many anyway! ). The weather was beautiful, and the light was great. So, I crawled to the edge of the water in almost knee high grass and waited. They did appear - finally! - and pretty close too, so I fired off some shots, but I needed them to come closer, about 1 yard, to get a more frame filling image. But they got spooked and this was the best I could do. I had to crop pretty heavily. Among the species I saw were Greater Yellowleg, Western Sandpiper, and Killdeer. Not a great variety but good enough for me! The Greater Yellowlegs are one of my favorite waders, I will post a image of him later. I have been trying to photograph these guys for about 6 months now! I cannot wait to return now that I have found a good strategy for getting close, took me long enough at that! Hope you enjoy.

Specs: 1/800 sec. - f/8 - ISO 200