Texas Wildlife

One of the great things about wandering around a state park in Texas is the variety of wildlife you’ll encounter. I shot this earlier this afternoon during another visit to the Brazos Bend State Park where I was actually looking for some alligators to photograph. Accoring to the park guide there are “more than 300 species of birds sighted; 21 species of reptiles and amphibians, including American alligator; 17 species of mammals including bobcat, white-tailed deer, raccoon, and gray fox; 39 species of dragonfly; 500 species of plants.

Now that’s what I call a lot of photographic opportunities!

Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 70-200mm f/4L with a Moose Peterson warming circular polarizer at 126mm, f/4, 1/1000th at ISO 100 on SanDisk Digital Film.

(Yes, the yellow/green color background you see is no digital trick. This is what a real East-Texas bayou looks like in the summertime!)

(And yes! There are some very large gators just under the surface waiting for one of these birds to get lazy.)

Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 70-200mm f/4L with a Moose Peterson warming circular polarizer at 184mm, f/4, 1/350th at ISO 100 on SanDisk Digital Film.