My little friend at work doesn't run off so fast anymore. He does, however, consider 20 feet to be a good distance to stay away -- especially if it involves a little elevation. I try not to scare him by coming close, but we make good eye contact.
It was a very strange sunset the other night with winds shreding clouds in to tethers with sharps winds aloft. This is a straight up shot that lost some of its blueness in trying to bring out the clouds. Notice the jet piercing it's way across the sky. I can't even imagine what the heavens looked like from up there.
I was just a short walk into the woods when I heard something behind me. I turned around to see these Black Vultures only about 30 feet away and almost at my eye level. I don't know how I missed them when i walked past. I was surprise to even get my camera up high enough to get this shot off before they swooped away to a nearby tree.
Another along-the-road-to-Austin shot. it Spring and this Cactus is taking full advantage of the opportunity. It you can see it, there is a spider web strung like a bridge across the top buds-- no spot on earth is too remote or dangerous for these industrious insects
Coming through the lock at theNeches River Saltwater Barrier is the Cardinal River Adventures Boat to pick up a group for a tour in the swamps and bayous in Southeast Texas. Normally the Cardinal embarks at the Beaumont Riverfront Park, but construction has moved that. The boat does group and public tours to expose locals and visitors to habitats and natural settings in the Golden Triangle. The land inside the Saltwater Barrier at the end of Bigner Road is itself a nice place for a nature adventure. Several small ponds in the area are favorites for bank-fishers.
We have a new grandson. Shawn and Sarah had a 6 lb. 15 ounce baby boy, who was 19 inches with a head full of hair. In the photo, my wife, Nanny Buser, beams with pride. In case your wondering, the name is still pending. In this picture, the newest Buser was about 12 hours old.
This downtown shot of Beaumont's Tyreall Historical Libarary was taken just before Spring sprung. I actually shot this photo a few weeks ago. Sometimes I don't get around to posting a photo for a while. Some of them I never get to.
I was just playing with a new lens set -- actually an old lens set: a Minolta OM lens with and adapter to fit my E-510. You are very observant. I could wait to try it out. So I used a flash. Problem was that it was so dark I couldn't see the flower enough to focus on it. So I held a flash light in my armpit. Turns out I was pretty pleased, although a flash at night on a flower can leave that shiny surface.