Wild Turkey (Male)

There is an section of South Llano River State Park that is closed off to protect the large Wild Turkey flocks that breed in the area. We were fortunate to see a flock close to the edge of the closed area and captured this image of a male turkey strutting his stuff.Male Wild Turkey with feathers displayed

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600 mm f/4.0 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 400, 1/320 sec at f/6.3, using a tripod.

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Hmm, how do I look? (Female Northern Cardinal)

This cardinal appears to be looking in the water to make certain that all her feathers are in place and her bill is clean and shiny.cardinal appears to be looking in the water

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 300.0 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 420 mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec at f/5.0, hand held.

 

Black-creasted Titmouse

Sitting in a blind while visiting South Llano State Park, Texas, captured this image of a titmouse. The light was beginning to fade as the sun was setting, forcing me to shoot a high ISO that caused the noise in the picture.Black-creasted Titmouse sitting on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 300.0 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 420 mm, ISO 800, 1/500 sec at f/5.0, hand held.

Snowy Egret on a foggy morning

Captured this image of a Snowy Egret sitting on a branch while visiting Baytown Nature Center near Houston, Texas. The fog provided the soft background that contrasts nicely with the white egret.Snowy Egret sitting on a branch

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600 mm f/4.0 lens,and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 250, 1/1000 sec at f/7.1, using a tripod.

Great Horned Owl

It isn’t very often that you get an opportunity to caputer the image of a Great Horned Owl when there is enough light to see its feather. Image captured while visiting Baytown Nature Center near Houston, Texas, USA.Great Horned Owl

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600 mm f/4.0 lens,and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 250, 1/125 sec at f/8.0 using a tripod.

Cedar Waxwing

This lone Cedar Waxwing appeared to be hiding, sitting on a small branch up close to a large tree trunk. Image captured while visiting Baytown Nature Center near Houston, Texas, USA.Cedar Waxwing sitting on a branch close to tree trunk

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600 mm f/4.0 lens,and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 250, 1/320 sec at f/8.0 using a tripod.