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Brazos Bend State Park – Treasure Hunt

Unlike past trips my goal was to hurry and cover other areas of the park that I rarely venture.  Not an easy task with so much to see and photograph.  I simply had to make myself stop and move on.  Just like being on a treasure hunt.

Nikon D800, 105mm, 0.6’s, f/11, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Nikon D800, 105mm, 0.6’s, f/11, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Nikon D800, 105mm, 1/60s, f/11, Ev +0.67, ISO 200, flash (I’ve posted this one before – taken that morning)

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Nikon D800, 105mm, 1/25’s, f/5.6, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Nikon D800, 105mm, 1/40’s, f/5.6, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Nikon D800, 105mm, 1/40’s, f/5.6, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Nikon D800, 105mm, 1/40’s, f/5.6, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Praying Mantis

Taken this morning at Brazos Bend State Park. This little guy was about 2″ long and blended in real good. I was bent over looking at something else when I must have made him nervous and saw the movement. If he hadn’t moved I most likely wouldn’t have seen this photo op.
Nikon D800, 105mm, f/5.6, 1/60 flash, Ev +0.67, ISO 200

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Crape Myrtle

I wanted to take a picture of something small, unusual or different from my wildlife photos.  It was hot and in the early afternoon so I found some shade under a large crape myrtle.  I felt a nice gentle breeze to cool my thoughts as I leaned against the tree.  As I scanned the area for ideas a low hanging branch with blooms got my attention.  The more I looked the more I like the idea of getting an inside view of the bloom.  Sometimes you don’t choose the subject, it chooses you.

Nikon D4, Nikon 105mm, f/8, 1/1000’s, ISO 2000

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Put It On Take It Off

While sitting on the porch visiting with my mother in-law I noticed this little guy.  I took a quick shot with my 500mm and didn’t think anymore about him.  As I spoke with my mother in-law about different things and of course the changing weather….hot cold hot cold…I noticed the lizard molting.  I changed my lens to the Nikon 105mm.  Getting closer wasn’t easy.  Had to get into some bushes and hopefully not scare him.  Wellllll, he moved, so I moved.  Into the bushes I went some more hoping there weren’t any snakes nearby.  It was all done within a short amount of time.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV -1

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Nikon D4, 105mm, f/3.2, ISO 200, EV +1

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