I wonder how it must be. It seems that everyday around me something new is being built. The environment is constantly changing in all cities around the world. New development is created and in our minds nature is expected to adapt. As I sit here making adjustments to my photo, I ponder the habitats between us and the rest of the critters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.