David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Tag Archives: Nesting

Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant – High Island, Texas.  Not one of the most photographed birds but I still think with the right amount of light you can get a few good captures.  This years season at Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island has arrived early.  The birds are in full swing staking out their nesting site.  Early on there are a lot of opportunities to catch in flight shots as they bring in nesting material.  We have had a few cool days but for the most part I’d say so far winter has passed us by.
Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 200

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Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 200

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Cattle Egret

On Facebook I follow Birds of Texas.  I like it because it is simply a place to post, talk and share bird activities in Texas.  It gives me a chance to see and learn what others are doing.  On occasion I learn of a new area that may be close.  Resoft County Park near Alvin, Texas is a new place I’m going to start checking out.  I had no idea it was only a few miles from my parents house so now my camera will start coming along for the ride.  There is a lake with some islands in the middle which makes for a nice little rookery.  Most of the nesting birds are Cattle Egrets.  Adding another location to visit is a good thing.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/2000’s, Auto ISO 140, manual exposure

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