‘Child Seat’ (Titmouse Fledgling)

Buy this picture I recently found out my “Child Seat” image of this baby titmouse will be the ‘Final Frame’ shot in the 2013 April/May issue of National Wildlife Magazine. When I took this shot the baby was clumsily bopping around, so I had to keep my shutter-speed up. Still remember its awkward movements, it […]

‘Cornered’ – (Cardinal Behavior)

Buy this picture An attempt at capturing the aggressive behavior of the Cardinal, with males generally the ‘nastier’ of the two. The aggressive behavior within the species is rather common, and not limited to the male/female interaction seen here.. Higher ISO @ 1600, f/11, 1/4000th and bright sunlight – no flash. Canon 1D Mark III, […]

Thistle Fly (Flesh Fly)

Buy this picture This image made it to the first round in the Nature Conservancy Contest for 2012. I sent in the high-resolution file yesterday. Wish me luck? Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae) perched on a Milk Thistle bud, shot in the spring of 2012 in Central Texas. I spent countless hours this spring shooting in and […]

Yellowbelly Racer Attack

Buy this picture This Yellowbelly Racer first ran up towards our pond at blazing speed, from the marshy area below. It stopped at ponds edge, in a coiled & upright stance. Then through the water, with a few missed strikes at the leopard frogs there. Finally, it wound its way up through, and deep into […]

“Picture This”

Buy this picture Orchard Oriole female,with early morning side light. Myrtle Tree perch. The Orchard Oriole is North America’s smallest species of icterid blackbird.. “This image is a perfect example of simplicity and elegance created by the combination of basic composition and beautiful lighting. The simple lines of the branch and the bird are masterfully […]

In Hot Pursuit

Buy this picture “In Hot Pursuit” was a fun but challenging shot to make. I had observed the interesting behavior before, but had not been set up for it. The physical aspect demanded that I move about, tracking the two subjects as they performed their mating dance. To get at their level I had to […]