SYMPHONY OF NATURE

Friday, August 28, 2015

T-Shirt Vote Needed

Please vote for this cool T-Shirt design created by Deanna Stewart (my daughter), inspired by one of my wildlife images of a Great Blue heron casting a silhouette against a brilliant moon.

Great Blue Moon, a cool t-shirt designMoon Heron

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bracken BAT CAVE

Heading down to the Bracken Bat Cave this week to see not only the biggest Bat colony of Earth, but also "The largest mammal concentration on Planet Earth with over 35 million Bats living here.

Wish me luck in getting some great shots, and check out this cool video to learn more about the Bracken Bat Cave in Texas.





Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Great Egret in Flight

Here is a flashback image I took way back in 2004 of an absolutely beautiful Great Egret in flight that was taken with my first "true" digital camera, a Nikon D100. Although the quality is not as crisp and clear as I can produce today with my current equipment, I have always had a fondness for this shot, and with the help of modern editing software, I have been able to remove most of the noise of which originally accompanied this, and now it is closer to the moment I saw than ever.

I know it is no "Mona Lisa" but it is a shot I would like to include within my first book of which I am working on at present:)


 Great Egret In Flight


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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

National Geographic Profile

For those not aware, I maintain a profile page on National Geographic Magazine Online. If you get a chance, check it out and like some of your favorite images if you are so inclined to do so. Nat Geo is a good way for me to get increased exposure across the globe, and in turn I learn a lot by seeing some of the most amazing images ever produced. Thanks everyone from the great state of Texas, USA!!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

For the love of Dragonflies

Dragonflies have always interested me because they possess such amazing capabilities, especially from a sheer flying perspective. They are aerial acrobats/assassins that possess such great speed they can readily catch their prey in mid-air faster than a blink of the eye. For years I have attempted to capture a picture of this behavior, but unfortunately they are quicker than me at present, and I mostly have to suffice with still closeup shots of them staring intently into my lens.

Dragonflies are very good insects to have around, so next time you see one, take a  brief moment to observe them and appreciate how spectacular they truly are.







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Friday, June 12, 2015

Great Egrets Fishing

This year, I have decided to augment my wildlife photography with quick video clips as well. This is a new medium for me; hence keeping them short and sweet at present until I can master the art of video editing. Hopefully by adding this into my arsenal of skills, you will get a better feel of the moment I am attempting to capture through my photography. 

In this little snippet of digital wonderment you will see several Great Egrets residing in a very fast flowing stream attempting to catch any little morsel of which would be unfortunate enough to wander into their field of vision.

Egrets and Herons have excellent eyesight and once something comes into their view, the likelihood of escape is low.

video




Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday Flashback Image - Red-Eyed Tree Frog

In December of 2007, this image of a Red-Eyed Tree frog was selected by the editors of National Geographic to be worthy of the prestigious "Daily Dozen" selection. This was the first of many images of which I have since been honored to have been selected, but it will forever hold a special place in my heart as there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a brief spectacular moment in time that you witnessed, prominently displayed for all to see and enjoy as well.

This image was taken in Costa Rica in 2007 with my Nikon D100 camera, and although the digital quality is nowhere near what I can produce today, I still receive a lot of positive feedback on this image, and that is something I am truly appreciative of.