David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Bird Hunter

I was visiting one of the Houston Audubon’s prime locations, Laffitte’s Cove in Galveston, Texas, for viewing neotropical migrants.  At one of the water drips, an old “Bird Hunter” came slithering into the water hole and disappeared beneath waiting for his next meal to come and drink or bathe.  One soon arrived and lighted on a nearby branch.  One woman said the snake looked like a cotton mouth and another said she thought it was a water moccasin.  I guess neither knew it was one and the same.   Me and my soft heart left not knowing if the “Bird Hunter” was ever successful.

Nikon D4, 500mm + 1.4tc, f/5.6, ISO 1600


4 responses to “Bird Hunter

  1. Doug Haass April 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Sweet shot David. Like the colors, composition and shallow DOF. Not your everyday photo op!

  2. dda53 April 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks Doug. I heard there were snakes in the area but didn’t expect one to come slithering up to the water hole. A pleasant surprise for sure.

  3. Tim Timmis April 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Very cool shot David. Well done with the reflection.

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