Sights along the Hoodoo Trail

Dawn is a great time to be in the desert, watching the beauty unfold as the sun highlights formations that rise to greet it. Image captured from the Hoodoo trail in Big Bend Ranch State Park. High Dynamic Range (HDR) image.Reo Grande river flowing through the desert
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens, focal Length 20 mm, ISO 200, 1/160 sec at f/11, using a tripod. Processed using Photomatix Pro 5 to combine three images (two f-stops above and below the primary setting.)
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Yellow Rocknettle

While walking the Hot Spings loup trail in Big Bend National Park we saw a group of floweres like this one growing against the cliff wall. It reminds me of fireworks and I thought that you might enjoy it.
Yellow Flower
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 200 mm, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec at f/8.0. Image processed using Topaz Detail and Topaz DeNoise.

Pair of Black-necked Stilts

During a visit to Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, near San Antonio, Texas, we saw many black-necked stilts. I managed to capture this image of two feeding along the edge of a pond.Two Black-necked Stilts

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600.0 mm f/4.0 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 400, 1/1000 sec at f/7.1. Image processed using Topaz Detail, Topaz DeNoise, and Topaz BW Effects

Small Yellow Flower

Spring is coming to Texas. We are starting to notice these small flowers in the grass along the roadways. I captured this closeup image to share the daintiness of the flower with you.Small yellow flower with a greenish background

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 105.0 mm f/2.8 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 800, 1/640 sec at f/11, hand held Sharpened using Topaz Labs DeTail and noise removed using Topaz Labs DeNoise.

Long-billed Dowitcher

It seemed as though the Dowichers kept their bills deep in the water most of the time, they were feeding. I did finally capture an image of one with its bill out of the waterLong-billed Dowitcher

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600.0 mm f/4.0 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 400, 1/640 sec at f/7.1. Image processed using Topaz Detail and Topaz DeNoise.

Pyrrhuloxia (Male)

Captured this image while visiting Mitchell Lake Audubon Center near San Antonio, Texas.Pyrrhuloxia (Male)

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600.0 mm f/4.0 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 400, 1/80 sec at f/8.0, using a tripod. Image processed using Topaz Detail and Topaz DeNoise.

Painting with Gold

This was captured as the sun rose and started painting the canyons and mountains with its golden glow. Image captured not far from the Contrabando West Trailhead. High Dynamic Range (HDR) image.Canyon walls being painted a golden color as the sun rises.

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens, focal Length 20 mm, ISO 200, 1/400 sec at f/5.6, using a tripod. Processed using Photomatix Pro 5 to combine three images (two f-stops above and below the primary setting.)