“It was a dark and dreary night…….”


Okay, I am trying to write a new post here.  But words are failing me.  Actually it is really a dark and drizzly day here.  Woke up to a light rain and so far at 11:00AM we have received over an inch.  Not a really good day for bird photography.  Water and camera lenses do not mix well.

So I think I will just show you a few more recent photos that I haven’t posted yet.  If you are on Facebook you may have seen them already, as I like to post there occasionally.  By the way, if you can view this post on your computer, please remember to click on the images.  You can see some great enlargements that way.

I had posted another image of this Bobcat earlier.  I originally ignored this one as I didn’t like my first impression of it.  But now, after looking at it again, it has grown on me and I really like it.

Bobcat

Bobcat

But that’s the way I am.  I find that sometimes I can go back through my archives and spot another picture that I didn’t like at first, then after processing it I sometimes get a nice surprise.

So here’s another from our recent trip to Fort Davis.  I usually like to really get close up to my birds, but in this image I found that I like the composition.

Female Ladder-backed Woodpecker dangling from branch of a century plant.

Female Ladder-backed Woodpecker dangling from branch of a century plant.

Another Acorn Woodpecker.  I love these guys.

Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker

How about a couple more of that magnificent Snowy Egret that we saw at Balmorhea State Park.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Hey, who is this masked man. 🙂

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

Well, I think that will be all for today.  I don’t want to use up all of my good stuff or I won’t have anything for my next post.  I hope you enjoy this one.

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17 thoughts on ““It was a dark and dreary night…….”

  1. Here in Michigan we are all-too-quickly approaching our “dark and dreary” season, big sigh…

    Loved that bobcat image – you really captured a perfect expression on its face. The Michigan DNR recently verified 2 more sightings of cougars in the eastern upper peninsula. Wouldn’t that be something to see?

    Again, the acorn woodpecker is awesome! Someday perhaps I will travel to Texas and see one for myself! 🙂

    • Thanks, Amy. I would say that sighting a cougar would be very exciting. There are rumors of sightings near here, San Angelo, but not verified. However, in the Big Bend National Park there about 30 in residence. Unfortunately, I have not seen in my many visits there as they are usually in the more rugged areas of the mountains that I don’t see. Many hikers have come across them, though.

      You would certainly enjoy visiting west Texas.

  2. Yes, enjoyed the commentary and the photos. I agree about going back in the files and being surprised by the good ones that I previously ignored as well as the ones i liked that are ready for culling. It seems that when daylight savings ended all we got today was blah. Truly, yesterday was fantastic! Warm and sunny. Happy shooting!

  3. Love the Bobcat…you captured the true prioress of these cats..and the rest are fabulous..we had dark and dreary earlier this week, now sunshine, 30 degrees this am, but sun is warm..Winter is just around the corner for Colorado….thanks again for sharing with us..

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