…morning light is magic…

Roadrunner from Santa Clara Ranch

Made another trip to the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, this time to the Santa Clara Ranch.  Had a great time, thanks again Scott for the invitation.  This property has a ranch house that you can stay at and get meal service, which was a highlight of the trip with some of the best Mexican food that I’ve eaten.  I wanted to bring the cook home with me.  Hector, the ranch manager, was our guide and did a great job.

http://santaclararanch.com/

This Roadrunner surprised us as we were in the blind taking photos of other birds when he came up to the water.  He walked away then came back to give us a good opportunity for some close-up shots.  Ended up with over 8000 photos and still haven’t gone through them all yet.

Taken with Canon 1DX with Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head

Aperture priority, 1/3200 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 500mm

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Aperture priority, 1/5000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 500mm

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Aperture priority, 1/5000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, 500mm

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2 responses

  1. It’s great to see a bird I’ve never seen in real life. Wonderful shots.

    November 24, 2015 at 6:48 am

  2. Thanks Lyle. It was my first up close photo of a roadrunner. Saw several at a distance on my last trip down south but too far away for any decent photos.

    November 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

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