Entries by Lee

Rethinking Black & White Images

While working in Lightroom 5 the other day, I came across some images from Colorado taken in July 2011, that while they were interesting, just didn’t grab me in color.  I have had an interest in understanding Black & White photography because of the opportunities it provides for mid-day shooting.  I took some of these […]

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, OK

Things have really been busy around here lately with some travel to Oklahoma to see my brother and his family, plus we spent a couple of days at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge photographing landscapes, lizards, buffalo, elk, deer and birds.  Be sure and sign up for my Spring in the Wichita Mountains Photography Workshop […]

Black-throated Sparrow

Plain and simple, does it get any prettier than a nice adult Black-throated Sparrow?  I first saw this species in Big Bend National Park back in August 1989 and I was instantly drawn to its bold plumage.  Nothing like seeing this bird perched on blooming ocotillo singing its heart out.  This adult was photographed at […]

Central Texas NANPA Group at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin

Yesterday I led 12 photographers from the Central Texas NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) meetup group to the Zilker Botanical Gardens on Barton Springs Road.  The focus of the trip was macro:  flowers, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies and whatever else we could turn up.  I have found that when attempting macro photography, I am much […]

Photo Tip of the Day – Head Angle

When photographing perched birds, I do my best to wait to press the shutter until the bird’s head is slightly angled toward me.  Of course, there are other angles that can be pleasing as well; but in general, the head turned slightly towards the photographer will generally yield a much more pleasant photo. By being […]

Breeding Bird Surveys – Culberson County, TX

This past weekend my wife and I conducted a couple of Breeding Bird Surveys for the USGS in Culberson County, Texas.  We were privileged to have one route run right alongside Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  While running the route and surveying for birds, I tried out the iPhone 5 panoramic camera for a few shots […]