Quiet Pair

The weather has begun to change here in southeast Texas. Our summer and fall drought seems to be ending and the winter rains have begun again. I enjoy our warm and mild winters more and more these days as my tired, old back continues to remind me that I’m not a young man anymore.

The bitter cold of the long winters spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are something that my mind can no longer comprehend. Jumping into the frigid Atlantic for a photograph (any photograph) like my friend Mark does each new year chills me to the bone, just thinking about it.

Me, I’d rather wander around Brazos Bend State Park in search of a quiet pair like this on a sunny, winter evening here in Texas.

Quiet Pair

A Quiet Pair – Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 7D set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM + EF 1.4x Extender mono-pod mounted. The exposure was taken at 560mm, f/7.1 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3.

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6 thoughts on “Quiet Pair

  1. As I posted to this photo on flickr, I got a similar photo with the sexes reversed during Spring migration up here in NY. I had to look it up after seeing this one as I thought they were almost identical.

  2. Having bird dogs I’m, and most recently a lab puppy.. I am becoming more of a water fowl fan.. Great capture, looks like a lovely calm day. I too don’t enjoy the brutal cold, but I almost would prefer it over the summer we just had. frequent triple digits and frequent humidity above 85%… NOT fun.
    Take care

    • Anna,

      Thanks for reading. Training bird dogs is a big job but those of us that hunt sure appreciate the hours (and hours) of time and effort it requires. Today, most of my bird hunting is with a camera but I do enjoy watching a good bird dog in action.


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