Los tiempos tan lejanos

I sit and ponder life as I consider this photograph that I captured. Los tiempos tan lejanos. Do Egrets reflect upon the journey of their life as we do? In this photograph, I would like to think so.

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A day in the life at Egret Island

A day in the life of an Egret on the small island in Taylor, Texas. It was a chilly, windy afternoon and my wife, my pup and I made our way to Taylor, Texas to see Egret island. There are still a number of potential vacancies on the island as we drove up to the lake and observed the island from a distance.

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The Mating Season begins

The Egrets are back in Taylor, Texas. My pup and I went out to Murphy Park to see if any of the birds had returned for the mating season and were happy to see they are starting to nest. This couple in particular had found one another and I just happened to start the video as they went along and well you know the rest. How awesome to think my pup and I were there when it all began. If I am lucky I can try to capture their babies moments along this Spring time journey from in the egg to mighty baby egrets. Within a few short months the babies will be as large as the parents and still be expected to be fed. Hope you enjoy the video.

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Precision Camera Austin Sony Model Event

I happen to notice that Precision Camera in Austin, Texas, was having a Sony Event with Models in the store this past Saturday. What a great opportunity to check out Sony cameras and lenses while taking some photos of the models. It was a great time, in my favorite camera store, to meet the models and take some photos. I have included a sampling below where I used the 85mm f1.8 Sony lens and the Pentax Super Takumar (SMC) 50mm f1.4 m42 manual focus lens. I also tried the 90mm Sony Macro f2.8 and a Nikon 105mm f2.8 Macro lens. The Sony event was promoting the Sony a9 and a6500, but I had recently purchased a used Sony A7R II from Precision Camera and I wanted to see how it would perform.

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A moment before I walked back slowly as to not interfere with the hawk and let it enjoy its day. Such a beautiful bird of prey. It had just finished a meal so it sat for a moment and I felt we shared a correspondence.

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Follow your Path No Matter

I have photographed this path a few times and it reminds me
of many constrictions that we may encounter in our lives from time to time or
in the life’s of others.   As I look upon the path I begin to write my
words together.  I express them in
kindness for those that struggle that they may seek the help they may need and
for others to recognize their friends struggles so that they may lend a helping

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Can we hear the words of wisdom

Can we hear the words of wisdom?   There are those that I consider to be very wise and I admire their vision, compassion and truth.    Their words hold a truth to me that I hope will continue to resonate with as many that are willing to hear the words and consider how in their own light can make a difference.   We can and we should.    I hope if you can,  take a moment to listen to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr and the videos below.

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The patience of a bird photographer

Ah, the patience of a bird photographer. Even within a crowd of photographers we find ourselves in solitude with our inner peace, patiently waiting and admiring the moments that pass. I would say, in my opinion, it is the same experience for a landscape photographer, a street photographer, all photography that you find a passion for as we all patiently wait for that moment of bliss.

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Beyond the trail

Imagine a place where you can walk unbounded. Beyond the trail to seek and explore. Physical barriers whether those be borders, walls or other obstructions may hinder the physical ability, but not the mind. Our minds; a limitless landscape of opportunity if you let it be so.

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The silence between the drops of rain

“Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence.”
— Paul Simon
The Sound of Silence

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