Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Dandelion Macro

I went out to the ponds by the Ballpark in Arlington... but couldn't find any decent wildlife to shoot... so, I settled on using the new macro lens to get up close and personal with a dandelion.



Found this guy sitting on a park bench at the business park tonight... enjoy!

Ring-Necked Duck

Went to the business park tonight and found a Ring-Necked Duck swimming with the Mallards. Enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentines 2012

Ok, yes... this is a photograph of the flowers I bought my wife for Valentines Day. Nice eh? Well, good - now that we have that out of the way, let's explain WHY I'm taking this picture ;-)

It has come to my attention that my daughter is going off on a trip to Oregon in March - and she is without a camera. What's a father to do? I mean, what kind of dad would I be to let my child - whom I love - go all the way into some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer - without a camera??? That would rank right up there as child abuse if you ask me.

So, I went out tonight and bought a camera (click here) that I will *loan* to her as she goes on her exciting adventures in the wilds of the Northwest. Not bad for a point and shoot - but let's not be less than forthcoming: This image has been post-processed through Photoshop Elements :-) Still not bad!

I hope she enjoys my new toy... oh, did I say that out loud? I meant to say *HER* new toy ;-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wood Duck 2

Another Wood Duck taken at the Trinity Park Duck Pond... and just as in the previous photo, I did NOT enhance these colors... it's just a very colorful duck! Enjoy!

Wood Duck 1

Took this picture at the Trinity Park Duck Pond in Fort Worth. Despite your first impressions, I did NOT enhance the color on this duck... I only adjusted brightness, contrast & sharpness. The color is *real*... very striking animal! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This little light of mine...

I'm gunna let it shine.... :-) Enjoy!

Sometimes you feel like a nut...

You know you're desperate for photo material when you settle on a pecan ;-) Oh well, you work with what you got... Enjoy!

Dandelion Macro

I think it's interesting that dandelion's are just a weed... but when you look very closely, they have alot of delicate details.... I like the curly stems... Enjoy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Northern Pintail

Another lifer for me... this is a Northern Pintail ... as the name suggests, it's a northern duck which is down here for the winter... they breed as far north as Alaska! Enjoy!

Solitary Sandpiper

Made a run out to the Drying Beds this morning... they actually have quite a bit of water in them now...they've been pumping water in for about a week now. Got pretty close to this Solitary Sandpiper.... enjoy!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

More macro work...

I continue to play around with my new macro lens... I got this idea from a video I watched... this is a slice of lime in a vase of club soda.... enjoy!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I see you...

Close up shot of my son's eye... using a new Nikon 40mm F2.8G Micro lens.

Nikon D7000 / 40mm Micro lens / 1/200th sec / f3.3

Monday, January 02, 2012

Cold Savannah Sparrow

A cold Savannah Sparrow this morning at the Drying Beds... enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Lonely Hawk

Found this beautiful hawk at the Drying Beds last Sunday... enjoy!

Meadow Lark

Caught me a cold Meadow Lark this weekend at the Drying Beds... Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Foggy Morning #3

One more shot in the morning fog... this is the West Fork of the Trinity River...taken out at River Legacy Park. Enjoy!

Foggy Morning #2

Another shot in the fog... this was taken on Mosier Valley Road... enjoy!

Foggy Morning #1

Went for a drive today in the morning fog... enjoy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Savannah Sparrow

I found this Savannah Sparrow in deep in a bush at the drying beds... he was well hidden! Enjoy!


Found this merlin out at the drying beds today... it's in the falcon family. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Killdeer...

As dry as the Drying Beds have become, it's become a fairly lousy photography location... I did go out there today and managed to get this one decent shot of a killdeer... however, the ground on which he stands is the dried up pond bed... earlier in the spring, if he was in this same location, he'd either be underwater, or floating ;-) Enjoy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

A Flycatcher sittin pretty out at the Drying Beds. Enjoy!

Yellow Headed Blackbird

Went to the Drying Beds today... never seen a yellow-headed blackbird out there before... enjoy!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Black Necked Stilt

Took this picture back in the middle of August when there was still some water at the Village Creek Drying Beds.... right now, they're basically dry. Bummer!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall butterfly...

Beautiful butterfly on a flower... enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 10 ... 1/500th sec ... 440mm ... ISO 400 / -1.0EV

White Egret in flight

Caught this guy in flight out by the Ballpark in Arlington. Enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 10 ... 1/1600th sec ... 400mm ... ISO 400 / -1.0EV

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Japanese Gardens #2

A small waterfall at the Japanese Gardens... Enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 29 ... 1/2.5th sec ... 35mm ... ISO 200 / 0EV

Japanese Gardens #1

Also visited the Japanese Gardens at the Forth Worth Botanical Gardens yesterday... Enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 8 ... 1/100th sec ... 28mm ... ISO 200 / -1.0EV

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Botanical Gardens #3

Visited the Forth Worth Botanical Gardens today... Enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 5.6 ... 1/160th sec ... 105mm ... ISO 200 / -1.0EV

Botanical Gardens #2

Visited the Forth Worth Botanical Gardens today... I love short focal lengths! Enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 1.8 ... 1/4000th sec ... 50mm ... ISO 100 / 0EV

Botanical Gardens #1

Visited the Forth Worth Botanical Gardens today... I love short focal lengths! Enjoy!
Nikon D7000 ... f 1.8 ... 1/8000th sec ... 50mm ... ISO 100 / -1.0EV

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Catfish for breakfast...

I was out at the ponds by the Ballpark in Arlington this morning, and found a Heron who was having catfish for sure to view 100% resolution... Enjoy!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day Sunrise #1

Got up early this morning and met the sun as it crept over the horizon... here's a shot as it rose over Six Flags. Enjoy!

Labor Day Sunrise #2

Another sunrise shot by the Ballpark in Arlington... Enjoy!

Labor Day Sunrise #3

Met a white egret early this morning by the pond near the Ballpark in Arlington. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Eastern Phoebe

Caught this Eastern Phoebe in a tree at a local park in Colleyville. Enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

American Kestrel 2

Another cool shot of the American Kestrel ... I love the colors on this guy! Enjoy!

American Kestrel

Went to the VCDB this morning and found a new photography subject... the American Kestrel. They are the smallest North American Hawk. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cyprus Tree...

Went to Meadow Brook park today... not a lot to photograph, but far be it from me to come home without something to post... ;-) Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Drying Puddles...

A cool picture from the Village Creek Drying Beds where I take much of my bird photography... although, since we've not had much rain, everything has just about dried up... so, I've started calling them the Drying Puddles... Enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Another fun shot from the Fort Worth Zoo today... This one from the Meerkat exhibit... Enjoy!


Another colorful Macaw out at the Fort Worth Zoo ... Enjoy!

Scarlet Ibis

Another good shot from the Fort Worth Zoo today... This is called a Scarlet Ibis. Please note that I did NOT enhance any colors on this bird... if I had, he would just burst into flames ;-) That is exactly what he looked like in real life, so I left the color as-is. Enjoy!

Blue Macaw

Went out to the Fort Worth Zoo today and got some great pictures... including this large Macaw... Enjoy!

Big Kitty...

Went out to the Fort Worth Zoo today and got some great pictures... I have several of this White Tiger... I may post some more in the future - but this one ain't bad. Enjoy!

Majestic Bald Eagle

Went to the Fort Worth Zoo today and got some great pictures... I was very happy to get a good shot of this Bald Eagle.. it's a shame he was behind a chain link fence... Enjoy!

Sitting Pretty...

Went to the Fort Worth Zoo today and took a lot of pictures... it seems odd to go all the way to the zoo to get a picture of a Cockatiel, but I found a good one... enjoy!

In deep thought...

Went to the Fort Worth Zoo today and got a lot of good pictures... here's a large Gorilla who seemed to be in deep thought. Enjoy!

Flamingo Staring Contest

Went to the Fort Worth Zoo today and took some pictures of the flamingos... enjoy!