Setting up in the wee hours. by Cathey Roberts
Late last October six photographers met met with me where we encountered mild weather and birds in the numbers. It was a little iffy the first morning but the weather behaved itself and presented wonderful photographic light.
This fall we were blessed with a fair amount of rain in South Texas as well as here in Austin. Therefore the conditions on the ranch were in good shape. Things were green and not as parched as in previous months. The temperatures were pleasant.
The first afternoon in the first blind was a teaching period. Everyone acclimated to the nuances of shooting from a blind and the limitations it presents. We double-checked equipment, shooting and exposure settings, flash and more. In general, the use of flash in daylight as a fill for birds is an unfamiliar technique for many new to bird photography. As usual, several bugs were worked out and a number of “keeper Images” were made by all.
Getting ready- Day One. by Cathey Roberts
A highlight of the workshop is the raptor shoot. Raptor morning brought us a
mix of 16 Crested Caracaras and 17 Black and Turkey Vultures. by Gary Eastes.
Proud Caracara by Charles Seidel.
A Para Cara (above) and Coming in for landing by Bob Karcz
Greater Roadrunner by Charles Seidel.
Roadrunner and luncheon snack. by Richard Flores.
Roadrunner drink and reflection. by Bob Karcz
Run / Flying away. by Cathey Roberts
Great Kiskadee and Pyrrohuloxia by Michael Martin.
Male Pyrrohuloxia with Prickly pear. by Bob Karcz
Mourning dove in the cactus pads. by Richard Flores
Green Jay with grape and Olive Sparrow. by Gary Eastes
Curve bill Thrasher by Richard Flores
Green Jay by Charles Seidel
Look Out! Turkey Vulture with Crested Caracara. by Michael Martin
Curious male Northern Bobwhite. by Bob Karcz
The next South Texas Bird Photography Workshops are already scheduled and spaces are available. They will be held March 2-5 and October 12-15, 2017.
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