Archive for the 'Texas' Category

Tricolored Heron

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas on January 25th, 2016 by judy

Tricolored heron

This heron was captured in 2011 at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center.

Sunset at Cape Valero

Posted in Skies, Texas, Water on January 21st, 2016 by judy

Sunset at Cape Valero

Rockport, Texas

Angry Bird

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on January 17th, 2016 by judy

angrybird

This is a Snowy Egret (black beak, black legs, yellow feet) who got in a fight with the bird flying away at this point. I had noticed his impressive topknot earlier, but didn’t know what was going on.

The picture below is earlier in the battle…

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Great Egret

Posted in Animals, Birds, Texas, Water on January 17th, 2016 by judy

white-egret

This photograph was taken at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas.

Angel’s Trumpet II

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on January 16th, 2016 by judy

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Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia).  I processed this version to bring out more detail in the flower.  For not quite so soft an effect I applied some treatments with Topaz Glow. This is my new go-to tool for bringing out the edges and details in flowers.  This was photographed on a light box.

Angel’s Trumpet

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Texas on January 15th, 2016 by judy

angelstrumpet

We have two Angel’s Trumpet, or Brugmansia, plants in our yard in Rockport and one of them is still blooming.    This photograph was taken using my new light box.   Usually I take flower pictures without picking them, but I’m now trying this method of lighting flowers.

Dick and Charley’s Tea Room

Posted in Architecture, B&W, Nature, Texas, Water on December 18th, 2015 by judy

Dick and Charley's Tea Room in B&WThis is a B&W interpretation of Dick and Charley’s Tea Room on Caddo Lake.  To me it has the feeling of coming to get a bit of moonshine after dark…

Dick and Charley’s Tea Room

Posted in Architecture, Texas, Water on December 18th, 2015 by judy
Speakeasy

This building on Caddo Lake is said to have been a speakeasy in prohibition times. 

Monarch Butterfly on Sunflower

Posted in Animals, Flowers and Plants, Texas on December 10th, 2015 by judy

monarch

Goose Island State Park, Texas

Sea and Sky

Posted in Skies, Texas, Water on December 9th, 2015 by judy

Sea-and-Sky

Goose Island State Park, Texas