Gosh, I seem to stumble into some great photo opportunites. This morning on the way to the San Angelo State Park, we barely got three blocks from the house when Ann spotted a White-tailed deer; a doe and two fawns cavorting in a vacant lot near the Walmart. This is actually not that un-common for that area because this location is very near the city limits, right where the brush and mesquite start.
The deer were on my right and I didn’t see them right away. I whipped into an illegal U-turn to go back, and fortunately they had crossed the road and ended up on the right side of the street. I slowly pulled to the curb, all the time praying that they would hang around for a few seconds more. Luck was with me and I managed to snap off a few images through the passenger side window.
Yesterday, Ann, Jodie and I made a trip to the Hummer House down at Christoval, Texas. They sell some of my work there and I had to check my inventory. I was lucky to find that they were almost out of my note-cards so I replenished the stock.
We decided to hang around and shoot a few photos. I let Jodie use my 500mm lens to try out. I think she is getting the urge to buy one. She says she thinks whe is ready to “run with the big boys”. This is one of her photos of a Painted Bunting, and with this result I agree with her.
Yesterday afternoon, I finally got my copy of National Wildlife Magazine, and lo and behold my photo of the two Black-tailed Prairie Dogs was on the back cover. I had been previously been told that it would be on one of the inner pages. So, obviously I am excited about that. It is the August-September issue.
Happy Birding! and click on either photo for an enlargement.