Port Aransas

Spoonbill on the Hunt

Spoonbill on the Hunt – While visiting Port Aransas in early January we spent a few mornings at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center where we saw this Spoonbill on the hunt for a meal.  I captured this image just as the bird pulled its head from the water with a great splash of water.

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Great Egret

Great Egret – The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas offers great views of many wading birds from the boardwalk built over the water. This Great Egret was very cooperative in that it stayed really close to the boardwalk and allowed me to make many photographs. We were on a casual birding trip

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The Pose

The Pose – When you get a good subject to photograph, you don’t want to leave.  This Great Egret displayed the pose over and over again making it even harder for me to turn my attention to other activities in the area.

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Great Egret Head Shot

Great Egret – The boardwalk made for a great shooting platform.  By moving slowly I was able to get very close shots of this beautiful bird.  I followed this Great Egret all around the boardwalk at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.  It was a windy morning and many of my images have wonderful detail of the

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Great Egret Up Close

Great Egret Up Close -This same Great Egret just kept moving around the pond giving me opportunity after opportunity to make photographs.  My only regret was that the lighting was pretty poor due to the heavy overcast.  That said, the lack of direct sunlight allowed for better exposure of the white feathers.  Too much direct

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Lone Ruddy Duck

Lone Ruddy Duck – This Ruddy Duck spent several minutes grooming himself in a pond on Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas.  It was fun to watch him splash around and painstakingly oil and then smooth each feather.

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