A couple of days ago, Ann and I decided to check the birding at San Angelo State Park. We were hoping to catch some early immigrants arriving. Birding was fair. I say it was only fair, because I failed to get any good keeper photographs. At least, that is what I thought until I got home and took a closer look at some of my images.
One that caught my eye was this photo that I captured of a Greater Roadrunner. Photographed from about 100 feet away, it is a rather nondescript image that isn’t very impressive.
As you can see, this photo won’t win any prizes. I didn’t like the way the sun was shining on the cactus. The overall composition wasn’t great either. I decided to do some creative cropping because I really liked the colorul expression of the bird itself. Fortunately the image was sharp enough that I could really crop close without losing any quality.
So, as they say, if you get lemons, make lemonade.
Until the next time, HAPPY BIRDING!!!
Love the solution. I never knew the roadrunner was so handsome.By the way, Bob, the money finally recently was removed from my account for the purchase of the book.
Thank you very much, Jane. I am glad that your bank account is straight again. I regret all of the problems.
Beautiful no matter! Atleast you caught him and have the memory. Cherishable 💟
Oh, yes, I am very proud of it. Thank you, Michelle, for your nice comment. Always nice to hear from you, too. ❤
Fabulous, Bob! That eye is amazing!
Thank you, Jo. It came out very well. Glad you like it. 🙂
I see these often around Kerrville/Leakey/Medina. A friend raised one as a pet, many years ago. She fed it steak and other such goodies. She said she wasn’t about to spend all her time catching grasshoppers for it, although she gave it a go from time to time.
Love those Roadrunners!!!
I agree, William. Great fun!!
love both photos..these birds are so fun to watch.we have lots of them here in Laughlin Nevada. all you needed was Wiley Coyote..yaha..you make all your photos unique.
Thank you, Syl. Yes, they are fun to watch. I appreciate your compliments.
Roadrunners…one of my favorite birds…and this is a keeper! Spring is just around the corner, Bob…hold on a bit longer! hugs
Thanks, Beth. I think this will be one of my all time favorites. Yep, spring is a coming.:-)
We used to see roadrunners west of Midland on our way to Hobbs, but it has been many years since I’ve seen one. It’s good to know they are still around.
Thanks, KDKH, they are alive and well around San Angelo. 🙂
Good to hear!