Lanced-leaf Coreopsis

Walking the trails in Big Lagoon State Park, Florida, I saw many Coreopsis blooming. Image processed using Lightroom 5 and Topaz Labs DeNoise 5 plus Detail 2.Yellow flower
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 105 mm, ISO 200, 1/800 sec at f/11. Hand held.

I’m adorable, Vermilion Flycatcher (Female)

Lacking the brightly colored feathers seen on the male makes you think this female is a differnt species and not a Vermillion Flycatcher. Image captured while visiting Big Bend National Park, Texas.Vermilion Flycatcher (Female)
 
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 550 mm, ISO 800, 1/125 sec at f/8.0.

Spring comes to the Desert

When you look out into the desert it appears mostly brown with some dull shades of green, but on closer inspections you can see brilliant colors such as this Yellow Rocknettle. Image captured while visiting Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas.Yellow Flowers
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal length 80 mm, ISO 200, 1/30 sec at f/16, using a tripod. Processed using Lightroom 5, plus Topaz DeNoise and Detail.

Water in the Desert

Nestled in the sand hills of Monahans Sandhills State Park, a windmill waits for a breeze to start pumping water to the surface. In remote areas of this dry land wind has been used for over a hundred years to deliver life giving water. High Dynamic Range (HDR) image.Windmill in the desert
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80.0-400.0  mm f/450-5.6 lens, focal Length 92 mm, ISO 200, 1/80 sec at f/5.0, using a tripod. Processed using Photomatix Pro 5 to combine three images (two f-stops above and below the primary setting.)

Big Bend National Park at Dawn

Entering the park from the west side provides you with a view like this as an example of what is in store for you. High Dynamic Range (HDR) image.Chisos Mountains at Dawn
Image Captured with a Nikon D300 Camera, Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens, focal Length 10 mm, ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/16, using a tripod. Processed using Photomatix Pro 5 to combine three images (two f-stops above and below the primary setting.)