Louisiana Mockingbird

To continue what has become bird week, here are a couple of a Mockingbird I shot. Not the best side but when he turned to look at me I was able to get some nice head and tail shots.

Nikon D7200, Tamron 150-600 G2
Nikon D7200, Tamron 150-600 G2


Out catching this guy on a cloudy day. Still trying to figure out which type of hawk he/she is.

Hawk photo
Nikon D7200 Tamron 150-600 G2

Some Artwork

Spent a few hours on this one. I have been learning some new skills and how to use Corel Painter. Between youtube and lots of use of ctrl z(undo), I think it turned out pretty nice. Painting of the Grand-dog, Bravo.

Experimenting with Digital Art

I have been investigating another line of art work beyond just photos. Recently picked up a copy of Corel Painter 2021 and have been learning how to use it. Its not s difficult as tring to figure out Photoshop.

Here are a couple of examples…

Bravo Bear.

These are actually painted on computer. Based on some of my photos.

Another Walk in the Swamp

Took the camera out for a little nature hike on a sunny summer day. I guest the critters were also out enjoying the hot summer weather.

Just a young Alligator chilling out on a log on a hot summer day.
A golden colored dragonfly from Louisiana. Libellula needhami
Hibiscus moscheutos growing in a Louisianan swamp.
Being watched by an alligator along a walking trail in Louisiana.
A young Louisinan alligator chilling out on a log.

Contact me if you would like to purchase copies of any of these images.

Swamp Walk

Took a walk along a Louisiana swamp and go a few shots. Not the best, wrong time of day but it got me out for a little exercise.

Spanish moss hanging from a tree branch in a Louisiana, swamp.
Sign on a walking path that says no motorized vehicles.
Ardea alba, Giant Egret in frozen in flight.

A Little Macro

This little lady kept getting in the way while I was working on my porch lights. Almost got smashed a couple of times. Finally got out the D7200 and Tamron 70-300 macro lens and got a few shots. Used Photoshop to focus stack a few images to get a fairly good shot.

Mantis posing.