BUGS, BIRDS AND BEYOND
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                Nature, Wildlife and Sports Photography 

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Santa Clara Ranch

Below are slideshows which are made up of photos I've taken on two different visits to the Santa Clara Ranch here in deep South Texas.  This ranch is owned by Dr. Beto Gutierrez and his wife Clare. 

Dr. Gutierrez, who is a very talented photographer himself, has been kind enough to invite me out to his ranch to photograph wildlife wih him twice now.  The most recent time being on 8/14/09 when well known wildlife photographer Larry Ditto joined us.
 
Both times I have been on this ranch have been the best wildlife photographing sessions I have ever experienced.  Dr. Beto has done a wonderful job of turning his ranch into a great place for photographers, bird watchers and nature lovers in general to spend time photographing and/or observing South Texas wildlife.

If you would like more information on this ranch, including information on how you yourself can spend a day or more on it, click here to visit the Santa Clara Ranch website.  If you are a photographer and you are looking for a place where you can photograph an incredibly wide variety of wildlife in a short period of time, this is the place to go! 

To see what I mean, click here to see a collage poster I put together of images I took on this ranch the morning of 8/14/09.

(Note: Run times shown below are approximate and will vary depending on your internet connection speed.)

                     7/03/09 - Birds
                      (49 images - Run time: 3:55)


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                    7/03/09 - Mammals
                        (44 Images - Run Time: 3:30)



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The next four slideshows are made up of photos I took the morning of 8/14/09.  I had two cameras with me, a Nikon D200 and a D300, and which I used depended on the situation and the lens I needed. That is why the slideshows are divided up by which camera I used to take those particular photos.

            8/14/09 - Nikon D200 Camera
                       (39 Images - Run time: 3:00)


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The following slideshow is made up of 12 photos I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time for.  Having the opportunity to take these photographs is at best a once in a lifetime opportunity for any wildlife photographer.  Click on the "Play" button below to see what I mean.

                8/14/09 - Bobcat Photos
                         (12 Images - Run Time 0:55)


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To read the story behind these photos, click here to visit my Bobcat Photos Story page.
 

              8/14/09 - Nikon D300 Camera
                          (72 Images - Run Time 5:35)


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I put the photos below in their own slideshow because they are a bit graphic.  They are of a roadrunner carrying a young bird, that it has just caught as a meal, around in it's beak.  At first you can see the bird struggling but towards the end you can tell that it has died.  Killing and eating other birds is something that I didn't even know roadrunners did.  I doubt that many people have ever had a chance to witness this much less photograph it.

              8/14/09 - Roadrunner Photos
                        (7 Images - Run Time :30)



Note: Prints of these images are available for purchase in my online store.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these, or any of the other photos I have on this website, click on the "Buy Prints" button below to visit my online store.

                                       
                                   
                                            

                  

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