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on May 27, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Tough Start

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It was one of those mornings when I just couldn’t make things click, in my mind, heart and camera. That happens, but I hate, just hate when I miss cool photo opps because of it. Like this pair of Crested Caracaras on a perch. Just too damn tight for me.

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Then there is the Scissored-tailed Flycatcher, a favorite of mine. It came in to bathe in the pond in front of our lenses. But where did it prefer to perch, on a ugly wire fence with an even uglier background. Argh!

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But that’s all OK, it goes with the territory. We still had a good morning, saw some cool biology, made a couple of clicks and have this particular blind dialed in for tomorrow or the next morning when we have blue skies.

We came to TX now for hot temps, dry air and clear skies. We have humidity, cool temps and the threat of electical storms this afternoon. You just never know but whatever blows, we have our cameras ready. Time to head back out to the blind.

Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital film