It had been three months since I'd gone out to shoot in Texas. A couple of trips to Colorado had helped scratch my photographic itch. But those were a little too resource-intensive to be a viable long-term solution. With the temperatures starting to cool off a bit as fall approaches, I thought the time had come to start exploring my new home state again. My journey began anew on Winscott Plover Road south of Fort Worth, a Great Texas Wildlife Trail in the Clear Fork Loop region. The area is known for regular bird sightings along its fence posts and telephone poles, especially raptors.
God rays were in full effect. The colors were strong. This was easily one of the nicest dawns I'd seen in Texas.
tarantula in the wild was a first for me!
yellow garden orb-weaver right alongside it.
So my quest for raptors had come up empty. But the great thing about nature photography is that if you're prepared and flexible, you can still have a rich experience. And this morning I felt very wealthy indeed.