Richard Lionberger Photography: Blog https://www.rllphoto.com/blog en-us (C) 2021 Richard L. Lionberger (Richard Lionberger Photography) Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:36:00 GMT Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:36:00 GMT https://www.rllphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u171387424-o128280348-50.jpg Richard Lionberger Photography: Blog https://www.rllphoto.com/blog 103 120 Cypress Passage https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2020/12/cypress-passage Cypress PassageCypress PassageCaddo Lake near Jefferson Texas This photo was recently awarded first place in the black and white category 2020 Best of the Best Competition at the Aurora Society of Photographers in Aurora Colorado. The judge for the competition was Russ Burden http://www.russburdenphotography.com

I took the photo in October 2012 at Caddo Lake near Jefferson Texas. In looking through old photos for images to possibly submit in the club's competition I happened on it and realized that I hadn't previously submitted it in a competition.
 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) b&w black and white cypress kayak lake people https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2020/12/cypress-passage Thu, 10 Dec 2020 21:35:55 GMT
Mt. Evans Sunset https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2019/9/mt-evans-sunset Mt Evans SunsetMt Evans Sunset The image was awarded First Place at the September 17, 2019 meeting of the Mile High Wildlife Photo Club in the club scenic category.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) clouds color god rays HDR mountains mt. evans sunset https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2019/9/mt-evans-sunset Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:14:58 GMT
Foggy Morning at Sprague Lake https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2018/10/foggy-morning-at-sprague-lake Fog Lifting Over Sprague LakeFog Lifting Over Sprague Lake

 

This image was awarded an honorary mention in the Club Scenic category at the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club on October 16, 2018. The image was made at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The image also was awarded First Place in the Photography category of the 2019 Denver Bar Association Docket Art Contest.

 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) black and white landscape moody sprague lake https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2018/10/foggy-morning-at-sprague-lake Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:58:05 GMT
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This image was awarded 2nd place in the Club Scenery Competition at the Mile High Wildlife Club on October 16, 2018. 

It's an image shot looking West from Mt. Evans on an August evening. The image was made using the HDR technique, converted to black and white and toned.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) b&w black and white moody mountains sun rays https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2018/10/new-post---evening-in-the-mountains Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:52:48 GMT
1st Place MHWPC June 19, 2018 https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2018/6/1st-place-mhwpc-june-19-2018 20160403-011700-2043 MHWPC20160403-011700-2043 MHWPC

This image placed 1st in the club wildlife category at Mile High Wildlife Photo Club in Denver on June 19, 2018.

It's 2 Snowy Egrets that seemed to be just playing in the lagoon by the North Jetty where the Houston Ship Channel enters the Gulf of Mexico between Galveston and Bolivar Texas. The photo was on the Bolivar side. I sat on the jetty and watched these two egrets playing with each other for 15 to 30 minutes in the Spring of 2016. They were chasing each other, in the air and on the ground. With their spring plumage and on a windy day it made for some photos.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) bird birds color color image color images color photo natural no people play snowy egret snowy egrets winner https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2018/6/1st-place-mhwpc-june-19-2018 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:13:56 GMT
Spring is for Breeding https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/7/spring-is-for-breeding Spring is for BreedingSpring is for BreedingGreat Egrets in breeding plumage at the rookery at High Island Texas A new addition of a painterly interpretation of two great egrets in breeding plumage at the rookery at High Island, Texas during Spring 2016.

This image is available for sale as a canvas wrap or other print in multiple sizes and prices. Send an email for details.

 

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Fajada Butte https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/7/fajada-butte Fajada ButteFajada ButteFajada Butte - Chaco Canyon New Mexico A new painterly interpretation of Fajada Butte at Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico.

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Donnie J https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/2/donnie-j Donnie JDonnie JShrimp Boat Donnie J arriving in harbor with a fresh load of shrimp

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) B&W and black boat harbor no people pelicans port shrimp white https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/2/donnie-j Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:19:56 GMT
Sandhill Crane B&W https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/1/sandhill-crane-b-w Sandhill Crane - Galveston CountyBlack and White treatment - Sandhill Crane

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Crane Sandhill and b&w black white https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/1/sandhill-crane-b-w Sat, 23 Jan 2016 19:48:18 GMT
Mission Espada https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/1/mission-espada Sepia Toned treatment of a photo of Mission Espada.

San Antonio MissionSan Antonio MissionSan Antonio Missions

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) B&W and black espada mission sepia white https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/1/mission-espada Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:42:16 GMT
Grand Mosque Domes https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/1/grand-mosque-domes A black and white treatment of the domes at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Grand MosqueGrand MosqueGrand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) B&W and black domes mosque white https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2016/1/grand-mosque-domes Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:23:11 GMT
White Sands Stormy https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/white-sands-stormy Stormy skies at White Sands National Monument on a photo expedition a few years ago with daughter Janet (shown).

White Sands StormyWhite Sands StormyWhite Sands National Monument, New Mexico

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) 1 Desert Dry Dune Sand Storm alone arid climate b barren black and white black white bw deserts dunes empty individual one person silhouette silhouettes single solo storms stormy vertical verticals w white sands national monument https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/white-sands-stormy Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:54:47 GMT
Towering https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/towering This black and white architectural shot was taken in downtown Houston, Texas on a cloudy, rainy day. It's intended to represent towering skyscrapers extending so far into the sky as to almost go out of sight.

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Beach Scene After the Storm - B&W https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/beach-scene-after-the-storm---b-w Another photo of the beach scene at Surfside Texas, this time in black and white.

Beach After The StormBeach After The StormSurfide beach scene in evening after the storm

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Beach North America Sky TX Texas USA ambient b w beaches black and white black white bw copy space dusk environment evening evenings gulf of mexico horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes no people scenery scenic scenics sunset sunsets surfside united states us https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/beach-scene-after-the-storm---b-w Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:33:29 GMT
Surfside Evening Beach Scene https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/surfside-evening-beach-scene The skies were clearing after rain all day in Surfside, Texas. The sun was setting in the West as this photo was taken facing East. 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Beach TX Texas ambient beaches color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space dusk evening evenings gulf of mexico horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes no people scenic scenics sunset sunsets surfside https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/11/surfside-evening-beach-scene Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:57:26 GMT
Reddish Egret (Painterly Interpretation) https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/10/reddish-egret-painterly-interpretation Here is another image that has been processed with Topaz Impression to create a more painterly interpretation of a Reddish Egret doing its acrobatics while fishing.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Bolivar Coastal Galveston Reddish Egret abstract abstracts bird birds color colors egretta rufescens horizontal horizontals impressionist interpretation landscape landscapes nature no people one painterly reddish egrets shorebird shorebirds single wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/10/reddish-egret-painterly-interpretation Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:24:27 GMT
Black Skimmer at Bolivar Flats https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/10/black-skimmer-at-bolivar-flats This Black Skimmer was working the shoreline at sunset on Bolivar Flats.

Skimming the Surf LineSkimming the ShorelineA Black Skimmer on the shoreline at sunset on Bolivar Flats

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Black Skimmer Bolivar Bolivar Flats Coastal Galveston North America TX Texas USA United States ambient audubon bird birds black skimmers color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight flight flying horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people one rynchops niger shorebird shorebirds single skimmer skimmers soar soaring wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/10/black-skimmer-at-bolivar-flats Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:45:15 GMT
Painterly Interpretation of a Tri Colored Heron in Marsh https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/9/painterly-interpretation-of-a-tri-colored-heron-in-marsh Here is a painterly interpretation of a photo of a tricolored heron taken in the marsh at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Marsh Swamp Tricolored Heron bird birds color color image color images egretta tricolor horizontal horizontals impression impressionistic marshes nature nature preserve no people one paint painterly portrait shorebird shorebirds single swamps tri colored heron tri-colored heron tricolored herons wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/9/painterly-interpretation-of-a-tri-colored-heron-in-marsh Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:35:26 GMT
Galveston Harbor at Sunset https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/9/galveston-harbor-at-sunset This photo is of Galveston Harbor at sunset showing three jackup offshore drilling rigs that are laid-up due to the downturn in the offshore drilling business due to the low oil price.

Sunset Over Galveston HarborSunset Over Galveston HarborGalveston Texas Harbor Sunset Scene with Motorboat and 3 Laid-Up Offshore Jackup Drilling Rigs

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Heron in Black and White https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/heron-in-black-and-white This black and white image of a heron in a marsh setting emphasizes the lines and shapes in the marsh.

Heron in Black and WhiteHeron in Black and WhiteA black and white image of a heron in a marsh setting - Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Tricolored Heron b&w bird birds black and white bw egretta tricolor horizontal horizontals nature nature preserve no people one portrait shorebird shorebirds single tri colored heron tri-colored heron tricolored herons wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/heron-in-black-and-white Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:52:26 GMT
Long-Billed Curlew in Flight https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/long-billed-curlew-in-flight This Long Billed Curlew had just launched (see the water drops below the feet).

Long Billed Curlew in FlightLong Billed Curlew in FlightLong Billed Curlew just after taking off from wading

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Long-billed Curlew Shoreline TX Texas USA bird birds color image color images color photo color photos flight fly flying horizontal horizontals long billed curlews natural nature nature preserve no people numenius americanus one portrait shore shorebird shorebirds shorelines shores single united states us wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/long-billed-curlew-in-flight Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:05:04 GMT
Long Billed Curlew at Padre Island https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/long-billed-curlew-at-padre-island This Long Billed Curlew was feeding along the shoreline at Padre Island National Seashore. The sand on the bill shows how deeply the curlew was probing the sand for food.

The photo was from a low perspective with the Gulf in the background. It was an unusually calm day for mid summer on the lower Texas coast.

Long Billed CurlewLong Billed CurlewPadre Island National Seashore

 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Long-billed Curlew Shoreline TX Texas USA bird birds color image color images color photo color photos horizontal horizontals long billed curlews natural nature nature preserve no people numenius americanus one padre island national seashore portrait shore shorebird shorebirds shorelines shores single south padre island united states us wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/long-billed-curlew-at-padre-island Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:07:25 GMT
Tri Colored Heron Portrait https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/great-blue-heron-portrait This Tri Colored Heron was posing near the boardwalk at the Port Aransas Birding Center.

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Ruddy Turnstone https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/ruddy-turnstone This Ruddy Turnstone was working the beach at Padre Island National Seashore.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Ruddy Turnstone Shoreline TX Texas USA ambient arenaria interpres bird birds close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people one padre island national seashore portrait ruddy turnstones shore shorebird shorebirds shorelines shores single united states us wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/ruddy-turnstone Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:08:24 GMT
Sprinting Peep https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/sprinting-peep This Sandpiper with its eyes closed was running in the surf and closing its eyes just as it lowered its beak into the surf feeding just below the surface. This was at Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi, Texas.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) bird birds close up close ups closeup closeups color image color images color photo color photos horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people one padre island national seashore sandpiper sandpipers shorebird shorebirds single south padre island wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/sprinting-peep Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:44:45 GMT
Sand Crab Posing https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/sand-crab-posing A photo of a sand crab at South Padre Island National Seashore just before he disappeared into the hole.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Beach Shoreline beaches close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space crab crabs daylight horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes macro no people sand crab sand crabs shore shorelines shores south padre island national seashore https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/sand-crab-posing Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:30:17 GMT
Bee Macro https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/bee-macro This bee was feeding on flowers at the Birding Center in Port Aransas, Texas. The photo was taken using a Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro lens, handheld with OS image stabilization.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) bee bees blurred blurry bokeh close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors insect insects macro natural no people selective focus vertical verticals https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/bee-macro Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:55:00 GMT
Long Billed Curlew Feeding https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/long-billed-curlew-feeding This Long Billed Curlew was feeding along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline at South Padre Island National Seashore, the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world. The remarkably long, downcurved bill allows curlews to forage for deep-burrowing prey such as shrimp and crabs.

 

 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Long-billed Curlew Shoreline TX Texas bird birds color image color images color photo color photos horizontal horizontals long billed curlews natural nature nature preserve no people numenius americanus one portrait shore shorebird shorebirds shorelines shores single south padre island south padre island national seashore wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/long-billed-curlew-feeding Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:27:46 GMT
Impressionistic Watercolor Red Flower https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/impressionistic-watercolor-red-flower A watercolor impressionistic interpretation of a red flower photograph.

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Least Bittern https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/least-bittern Today I was driving very slowly along a road at the San Bernard Wildlife Refuge, using my car as a blind, when this Least Bittern flushed, flew into the reeds and scurried out of sight. But after a few minutes of waiting the bird peeked out again to see what I was up to, and luckily the afternoon light was perfect where he peeked out. It seems to me that birds are often as curious about us as we are about them.

I am not sure what the loose fuzz signifies. If anyone knows please let me know.

Least BitternLeast BitternLeast Bittern in reeds at San Bernard Wildlife Refuge

"In Nature everything has a meaning; that is, every object is exactly adapted to the place it occupies, and to the purpose for which it was made."
Solomon Caesar Malan (1812-1894) - Aphorisums on Drawing IV, Longman, Brown, Green, London, 1856, p. 5.

Here is a link to the photo in the Photostream: http://www.rllphoto.com/p379861926/h518851cb#h518851cb

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Least Bittern TX Texas USA bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight horizontal horizontals ixobrychus exilis least bitterns natural nature nature preserve no people one perch perched perching portrait san bernard wildlife refuge shorebird shorebirds single united states us wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/least-bittern Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:48:26 GMT
Song Sparrow Singing https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/song-sparrow-singing This is another photo of the same Song Sparrow that posed for me at Harbor Island on the Hog Island Audubon trip to Eastern Egg Rock. 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Hog Island Maine Song Sparrow bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight melospiza melodia natural nature no people one sing singing single sings song sparrows vertical verticals https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/8/song-sparrow-singing Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:03:05 GMT
Coastal Scene - Maine https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/coastal-scene---maine A photo on the Maine coast from the recent trip to Hog Island Audubon Camp.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Maine Sea Seas Shoreline Summer USA coast coastline coastlines coasts color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight home homes horizontal horizontals house houses landscape landscapes me natural no people ocean oceanic oceans scenery scenic scenics shore shorelines shores summer time summer times summers summertime summertimes sun light sunlight sunshine travel united states us waterfront waterfronts https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/coastal-scene---maine Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:34:00 GMT
Great Horned Owl https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/great-horned-owl This Great Horned Owl portrait was taken at the Corpus Christi Hawkwatch in 2014. The owl was in captivity and part of a public raptor demonstration by a trained naturalist at the hawk watch festival on September 27, 2014.

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Great Horned OwlGreat Horned OwlCaptive Great Horned Owl at Corpus Christi Hawk Watch 2014

 

 

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Maine Boathouse Scene https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/maine-boathouse-scene Driving down a small road in coastal Maine I noticed this man working on his sailboats early one morning.

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Impressionist Roseate Spoonbill https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/impressionist-roseate-spoonbill This is an impressionist style rendering of a Roseate Spoonbill in flight.

I created it with the Topaz Impression plugin for Lightroom, and it is made from this photo

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Perched Sparrow https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/perched-sparrow This sparrow (Song Sparrow?) perched and posed for me. I thought the detail in its feet and the way it is perched is interesting.

Perched SparrowPerched SparrowSong Sparrow perched at Harbor Island, Maine

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Hog Island Maine Song Sparrow bird birds bokeh color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight melospiza melodia natural nature no people one perch perched perching selective focus single song sparrows vertical verticals https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/perched-sparrow Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:56:48 GMT
Sparrow in Flight https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/sparrow-in-flight This sparrow (is it a Song Sparrow?) was just launching into flight. It can be difficult to find a shutter speed that puts the eyes in sharp focus and yet leaves some blur in the wing motion. 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Hog Island Maine Song Sparrow bird birds blurred motion blurred motions bokeh color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying melospiza melodia motion blur motion blurs natural nature no people one selective focus single song sparrows vertical verticals https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/sparrow-in-flight Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:27:12 GMT
Colorful Dinghy Pattern https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/colorful-dinghy-pattern Here is a photo of a colorful group of dinghies seen last week on the coast of Maine.

Colorful Dinghy PatternColorful Dinghy PatternDinghies making a pattern of bold colors and shapes. Seen at a lobstering dock on the coast of Maine.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Coastal Maine abstract abstracts boat boats coast color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight dinghies dinghy horizontal horizontals no people pattern patterns https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/colorful-dinghy-pattern Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:49:12 GMT
Atlantic Puffin Takeoff https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/atlantic-puffin-takeoff This Atlantic Puffin at Eastern Egg Rock was running on the water surface for takeoff.

 

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Puffins and the Audubon Hog Island Experience https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/puffins-at-hog-island This past week I had the pleasure of being with a wonderful group of people, including outstanding photographers, artists, birders and naturalists, at Audubon's Hog Island Camp near Bremen, Maine.

A highlight of the week was going to Eastern Egg Rock at the mouth of Muscongus Bay where Audubon's Project Puffin (begun by Dr. Stephen Kress in the early 70's) has restored a substantial breeding colony of Atlantic Puffins.

Here is a photo that I was particularly pleased with:

Atlantic Puffin in FlightAtlantic Puffin in FlightOne of the colony of Atlantic Puffins that have been restored on Eastern Egg Rock as part of the Puffin Project

The photography sessions were led by the great professional nature photographer Melissa Groo, whose artistic photo of a displaying egret appeared on the cover of the May/June 2015 issue of Audubon magazine. 

Jean Mackay and National Geographic illustrator Jonathan Alderfer led a talented group of sketching artists that included Paula Winchester and children's author Lucinda Hathaway. Artists like Jean, Jonathan, Paula and Lucinda are able to capture nature in ways that photographs cannot. Naturalist Nina Stoyan-Rozenzweig was also a leader and contributed greatly with her knowledge and experience.

There were many outstanding bird and nature photographers participating, including Nancy Garrison, Bob and Nancy Stocker and others from all over the United States and Europe. 

Audubon's Hog Island programs are an experience that anyone interested in nature should become involved with. Visit the Friends of Hog Island site to become involved. Hog Island is a unique immersive experience where there are opportunities from land based birding to study of sea birds and other sea life. Exploring the tidal zone in detail is unforgettable. But for me the most important element of the Hog Island experience is being with other like-minded people - in nature - for several days.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Atlantic Puffin Cloudy Coastal Hog Island Maine Natural Forms Sea Seas USA ambient atlantic ocean atlantic puffins audubon bird birds coast color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight eastern egg rock flight flying fratercula arctica horizontal horizontals me natural nature nature preserve no people ocean oceanic oceans one overcast project puffin puffin puffin project puffins single soft light united states us water https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/puffins-at-hog-island Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:43:03 GMT
Tidal Zone Impressionist Abstract https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/tidal-zone-impressionist-abstract This is another impressionist creation using the Topaz Impression plugin that I'm trying out. The photo was taken in the tidal zone at the Hog Island Audubon camp near Bremen, Maine.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Bay Coastal Hog Island Maine Natural Forms USA abstract abstracts audubon coast color color image color photo color photos colors horizontal horizontals me muscongus bay no people tide pool tide pools tidepool tidepools united states us water https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/tidal-zone-impressionist-abstract Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:04:05 GMT
Tidal Pool Abstract https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/tidal-pool-abstract This week I will be creating images at the Audubon Hog Island Camp near Bremen, Maine. Attached is an abstract created from a photo of life in a tidal pool on the Maine coast.

Tidal Pool AbstractTidal Pool AbstractAbstract created from life in a tidal pool on the coast of Maine

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) abstract abstracts audubon bay color color image color images color photo color photos colors hog island horizontal horizontals maine me muscongus bay no people tide pool tide pools tidepool tidepools united states us usa water https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/tidal-pool-abstract Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:04:00 GMT
Flamingos Feeding https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/flamingos-feeding Flamingos feeding at the Fort Worth, Texas zoo.

Feeding TimeFeeding TimeFeeding Flamingos at the zoo

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Fort Worth bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors feeding greater flamingo greater flamingos no people phoenicopterus ruber vertical verticals https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/flamingos-feeding Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:00:48 GMT
Black Necked Stilts in Flight https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/black-necked-stilts-in-flight These black necked stilts were located at Aransas Pass, Texas.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-necked_Stilt/id

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-necked_stilt

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Black-necked Stilt TX Texas USA bird birds black necked stilts color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight flight flying himantopus mexicanus horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people shorebird shorebirds soar soaring stilt stilts united states us wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/black-necked-stilts-in-flight Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:28:53 GMT
Dragonfly on Reed https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/dragonfly-on-reed Dragonfly on ReedDragonfly on Reed

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Dragonfly ambient bokeh color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight dragonflies horizontal horizontals insect insects natural no people selective focus https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/dragonfly-on-reed Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:05:46 GMT
Black Skimmer https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/black-skimmer A photo from the archives taken at Rollover Pass.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Black Skimmer Rollover Pass TX Texas USA ambient bird birds black skimmers color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people one portrait refuge shorebird shorebirds single skimmer skimmers soar soaring united states us wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/black-skimmer Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:54:34 GMT
Terns Fighting Over Fish https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/terns-fighting-over-fish One tern (juvenile Royal Tern?) was trying to snatch this fish (what kind?) from the other tern. This was at the end of the jetty at Surfside, Texas. The muddy Brazos River runoff (recent central Texas heavy rainfall) met the greener Gulf water. The terns were fishing at that boundary.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Freeport Sea Seas TX Texas USA ambient bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying marine natural nature no people ocean oceans one royal tern royal terns saltwater single soar soaring sterna maxima surfside tern terns united states us vertical verticals water https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/terns-fighting-over-fish Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:15:40 GMT
Magnificent Frigatebird https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/magnificent-frigatebird A group of seven Magnificent Frigatebirds were feeding at the Freeport Jetty on Friday. They were feeding at the surface, but also stealing the fish from the terns that were also feeding there. I even saw one frigatebird land on the water and take off. Unusual for them to land on the water.

The photos are of adult males. There were also adult females and juveniles.

Magnificent FrigatebirdMagnificent FrigatebirdMagnificent Frigatebird at Freeport Jetty Diving to Steal Fish from Terns

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Freeport Frigatebirds Magnificent Frigatebird Sea Seas TX Texas USA ambient bird birds close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying fregata magnificens frigatebird horizontal horizontals magnificent frigatebirds marine natural nature no people ocean oceans one pelagic saltwater single soar soaring surfside united states us water https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/magnificent-frigatebird Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:35:27 GMT
Belted Kingfisher https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/belted-kingfisher Belted Kingfishers often spend a lot of time perched on lakes, ponds and streams waiting. This one was on a pond at Smith Woods, High Island, Texas.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Belted_Kingfisher/id

Belted KingfisherBelted KingfisherThis Belted Kingfishr was on a pond at Smith Woods, High Island, Texas

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Belted Kingfisher High Island Kingfishers Lake River ambient belted kingfishers bird birds ceryle alcyon color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight" kingfisher lakes landscape landscapes natural nature nature preserve no people one perch perched perching pond ponds portrait rivers scenic scenics selective focus single texas tx us usa vertical verticals water wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/belted-kingfisher Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:21:44 GMT
Cedar Waxwing https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/cedar-waxwing Cedar Waxwings are fruit eaters. Interesting fact: Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cedar_Waxwing/lifehistory

Cedar WaxwingCedar WaxwingFrom the photo blind at South Llano State Park, Junction, Texas

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Cedar Waxwing South Llano State Park TX Texas USA Waxwings ambient bird birds bombycilla cedrorum cedar waxwings color color image color images color photo color photos colors natural nature no people one perch perched perching portrait selective focus single united states us vertical verticals waxwing https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/cedar-waxwing Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:32:19 GMT
Black-Crested Titmouse https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/black-crested-titmouse Observed this Black-Crested Titmouse at South Llano State Park, Junction, Texas

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Black-crested Titmouse South Llano State Park TX Texas USA ambient baeolophus atricristatus bird birds black crested titmouses color color image color images color photo color photos colors horizontal horizontals natural nature no people one perch perched perching portrait selective focus singing single titmouse titmouses united states us https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/7/black-crested-titmouse Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:52:48 GMT
Javelina Smooch https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/javelina-smooch Javelina usually forage in groups, and these two were foraging near camp in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

More info about the javelina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Davis Mountains TX Texas USA ambient back lit backlit collared peccary color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight fort davis horizontal horizontals javelina kiss kisses kissing landscape landscapes natural no people pecari tajacu peccary skunk pig united states us https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/javelina-smooch Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:39:27 GMT
National Geographic Sea Bird https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/national-geographic-sea-bird Spotted this National Geographic passenger vessel leaving Juneau Harbor.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) AK Alaska Juneau USA ambient boat boat trip boat trips boats color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space cruise cruises daylight eco eco-tourism ecotour ecotourism ecotours excursion harbor harbors holiday holidays horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes national geographic national geographic sea bird natural no people port ports scenic scenics sightseeing tour touring tourism tours travel united states us https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/national-geographic-sea-bird Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:55:04 GMT
The Wave https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/the-wave Brown Pelicans often fly synchronously. This photo is an example of Brown Pelicans flying in an undulating wave formation. You can almost hear the music as you watch.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Brown Pelican Freeport North America PELECANIFORMES Pelicans Sea Seas TX Texas USA Wave abstract abstracts ambient b b w back lit backlit ballet bird birds black and white black white brown pelicans bw copy space dance dances dancing daylight flight flying gulf of mexico horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes natural nature nature preserve no people ocean oceans pelecanus occidentalis pelican refuge scenic scenics silhouette silhouettes sine wave soar soaring u united states w water waves wildlife https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/the-wave Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:00:13 GMT
Long-Billed Curlew Bathing at Sunset https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/long-billed-curlew-bathing-at-sunset Long-billed curlew bathing in the surf in warm evening light at Bolivar Flats on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas.

Long Billed Curlew BathingLong Billed Curlew BathingLong-billed curlew bathing in the surf at sunset on Bolivar Flats

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Bolivar Galveston Long-billed Curlew TX Texas USA ambient bath bathing bird birds blurred motion blurred motions blurs close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space dusk evening evenings horizontal horizontals long billed curlews natural nature nature preserve no people numenius americanus ocean oceans one portrait refuge selective focus shorebird shorebirds single sunset sunsets united states us wading bird wading birds warm light water wetland wetlands wildlife https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/long-billed-curlew-bathing-at-sunset Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:22:42 GMT
Golden Cheeked Warbler https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/golden-cheeked-warbler-repost This is the Golden Cheeked Warbler, an endangered species found in the Texas Hill Country. It requires old growth juniper (called cedar in Texas) for nest building, and that appears to be the reason it is so localized. This photo was taken on my property near Camp Wood Texas.

Golden Cheeked WarblerGolden Cheeked WarblerThe Golden Cheeked Warbler, an endangered species found in the Texas Hill Country

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Camp Wood Golden Cheeked Warbler TX Texas USA ambient bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight dendroica chrysoparia endangered species golden cheeked warblers horizontal horizontals natural nature no people one perch perched perching portrait selective focus single texas hill country united states us warbler warblers https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/golden-cheeked-warbler-repost Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:00:26 GMT
Tracy Arm Mountains https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/tracy-arm-mountains Mountains and stream in Tracy Arm, a fjord near Juneau, Alaska.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) AK Alaska Fjord Inlet Juneau Mountain USA ambient backcountry color color image color images color photos colors daylight fjords horizontal horizontals inlets landscape landscapes mountains natural no people ocean oceans photo" scenic scenics tracy arm united states us water wild wilderness wilds https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/tracy-arm-mountains Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:28:51 GMT
Flock of Avocets https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/flock-of-avocets Large flock of American Avocets at Bolivar Flats

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) American Avocet Bolivar TX Texas USA ambient american avocets avocet avocets bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight flight flock flocks flying horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people recurvirostra americana shorebird shorebirds soar soaring united states us wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/flock-of-avocets Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:47:19 GMT
Tern with Fish https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/tern-with-fish This tern at Rollover Pass had just caught the fish in its bill.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Least Tern Rollover Pass TX Texas USA ambient bird birds blue blues color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight fish flight flying food horizontal horizontals least terns minnow natural nature nature preserve no people one portrait shorebird shorebirds single soar soaring sterna antillarum united states us wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/tern-with-fish Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:22:52 GMT
Butterfly in Field of Wildflowers https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/butterfly-in-field-of-wildflowers Spotted this Buckeye (Mangrove or Common?) in a field of wildflowers at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Butterfly Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center TX Texas USA ambient bloom blooms blossom blossoms blurred blurry buckeye butterflies color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flower flowers horizontal horizontals insect insects landscape landscapes natural no people scenic scenics selective focus united states us wildflower wildflowers https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/butterfly-in-field-of-wildflowers Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:21:50 GMT
Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia Floating Village https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/lake-tonle-sap-cambodia-floating-village Just uploaded six photos from a visit to a floating village on Lake Tonle Sap near Siem Reap, Cambodia. The photos include photos of fruit and vegetable vendors selling produce from boats.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) asian asians barefeet barefoot barefooted boat boating boats cambodia cambodian color colors daylight farmer's market farmer's markets feet few people food foods foot fruit fruits horizontal horizontals human humans lake lakes not many people person produce tonlé sap tourism transportation travel traveler travelers traveling travels vegetable vegetables veggie veggies vendor vendors wetland wetlands https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/lake-tonle-sap-cambodia-floating-village Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:16:05 GMT
Pink Wildflowers https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/pink-wildflowers The combination of bright pink wildflowers against the out of focus green background made a nice composition.

Pink WildflowersPink Wildflowers

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) ambient bloom blooms blossom blossoms blurred blurry blurs close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flower flowers horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes natural no people pink pinks selective focus wildflower wildflowers https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/pink-wildflowers Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:11:32 GMT
Camouflaged Warbler https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/camouflaged-warbler Can you find the yellow warbler in this photo? It's well camouflaged in this seaside yellow flowering plant.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Nashville Warbler Sea Rim State Park TX Texas USA ambient bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight nashville warblers natural no people united states us vermivora ruficapilla vertical verticals warbler warblers https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/camouflaged-warbler Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:04:12 GMT
Rio Grande River Road https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/rio-grande-river-road A scenic view of the river road along the Rio Grande between Study Butte/Terlingua and Presidio, Texas.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Big Bend Area Mountain Rock Stream TX Texas USA Valley ambient backcountry barren big bend coarse color color image color images color photos colors copy space daylight desolate empty horizontal horizontals landscape mountains natural no people photo" rio bravo rio grande rio grande river river rivers road roads rocks rough scenic scenics streams sun light sunlight sunshine united states us valleys water wild wilderness wilds https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/rio-grande-river-road Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:04:58 GMT
Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/grand-mosque---abu-dhabi A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. http://www.szgmc.ae/en/  

It is a location with great photo opportunities, and I have just added several photos from that visit to the travel gallery. Here are two examples.

Grand Mosque RepeatsGrand Mosque RepeatsGrand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque VisitorGrand Mosque VisitorGrand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Abu Dhabi UAE abstract abstracts ambient color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight horizontal horizontals" middle east middle eastern mosque mosques one person sheikh zayed grand mosque tourism travel traveler travelers traveling travels united arab emirates woman world culture world cultures https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/grand-mosque---abu-dhabi Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:21:50 GMT
Dragonfly Wing Detail https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/dragonfly-wing-detail

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Dragonfly ambient close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight dragonflies horizontal horizontals insect insects natural no people https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/dragonfly-wing-detail Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:57:39 GMT
Sparrow on Beach https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/sparrow-on-beach Sparrow on BeachSparrow on BeachSparrow Sheltering from Wind on Beach

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Beach Freeport Warm ambient beaches bird birds coast coasts color color image color images color photo color photos colors daylight horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes natural nature nature preserve no people one perch perched perching portrait seacoast seacoasts single sparrow sparrows texas tx us usa wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/sparrow-on-beach Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:34:12 GMT
Carnival Magic Departing Galveston https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/carnival-magic-departing-galveston The cruise ship, Carnival Magic, departing Galveston on Sunday, June 14.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Galveston Gulf North America TX Texas USA ambient boat boats carnival magic color color image color images color photo color photos colors cruise ship cruise ships daylight gulf of mexico horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes natural" no people passenger ship passenger ships scenic scenics ship ships tourism tourist tourists transportation travel united states us vessel vessels water https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/carnival-magic-departing-galveston Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:04:40 GMT
Avocets in Mid Stride https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/avocets-in-mid-stride This photo was taken several months ago at Rollover Pass when the Avocets were in winter plumage. 

 

Avocets in Mid StrideAvocets in Mid StrideThree Avocets in winter plumage at Rollover Pass

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) American Avocet Black Skimmer Rollover Pass TX Texas USA ambient american avocets avocet avocets bird birds black skimmers blue blues color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying horizontal horizontals natural nature nature preserve no people portrait" recurvirostra americana shorebird shorebirds skimmer skimmers united states us wetland wetlands wildlife refuge winter plumage https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/avocets-in-mid-stride Sun, 14 Jun 2015 13:21:04 GMT
Least Tern? with Minnow https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/least-tern-with-minnow I think this Tern with a minnow is a Least Tern, but I'm not sure. The photo was taken at Rollover Pass a few months ago on a day when the Terns and Skimmers were actively fishing. It was a good day for bird photography.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Least Tern Rollover Pass TX Texas USA ambient bird birds blue blues color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight fish flight flying food horizontal horizontals least terns minnow natural nature no people one shorebird shorebirds single soar soaring sterna antillarum united state us wetland wetlands https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/least-tern-with-minnow Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:56:56 GMT
Food Fight https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/food-fight At Rollover Pass - a tern has a minnow and another one wants it -

Tern Food FightTern Food FightTern with fish and another that wants it

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Bay Rollover Pass TX Texas USA ambient bays bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying food natural nature nature preserve no people refuge shorebird shorebirds soar soaring square states tern terns united us water wetland wetlands wildlife https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/food-fight Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:45:08 GMT
Curious Woodpecker https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/curious-woodpecker This woodpecker was as curious about the photographer as I was about him.

Curious WoodpeckerCurious WoodpeckerA Woodpecker as curious about me as I was about him

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Big Bend Area TX Texas USA Woodpeckers ambient bird birds blue blues color color image color images color photo color photos colors curiosity curious natural nature no people one perch perched perching portrait single united states us vertical verticals woodpecker https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/curious-woodpecker Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:22:45 GMT
Black Skimmer at Rollover Pass https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/black-skimmer-at-rollover-pass This is one of a large group of black skimmers that was working the flats at Rollover Pass

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) < Black Gulls- Rollover Pass Skimmer Skimmers TX Terns Texas ambient and bird birds black close up close ups closeup closeups color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying horizontal horizontals landscape landscapes natural nature no people one shorebird shorebirds single skimmer skimmers wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/black-skimmer-at-rollover-pass Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:58:16 GMT
Featured Photo at RLLPhoto.com https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/featured-photo-at-rllphoto-com SerendipitySerendipity

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Great Egret at Brazoria https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/great-egret-at-brazoria When I arrived at my usual photo location at Brazoria Wildlife Refuge on Sunday this egret was nearby. It then cooperated by periodically flying to the East and then flying back to the West, each time with the green marsh grass as a slightly out of focus background.

Great Egret at BrazoriaGreat Egret at BrazoriaGreat Egret in Flight at Brazoria Wildlife Refuge

 

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Brazoria Wildlife Refuge Great Egret TX Texas USA ardea alba bird birds color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight flight flying great egrets green greens horizontal" horizontals nature nature preserve no people one shorebird shorebirds single soar soaring states united us wading bird wading birds wetland wetlands wildlife refuge https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/great-egret-at-brazoria Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:28:00 GMT
Black-necked Stilt in Flight https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/black-necked-stilt-in-flight This Black-necked Stilt was protecting its territory at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. Apparently I got too close to its nest and it was protesting.

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) Black-necked Stilt Brazoria Wildlife Refuge TX Texas USA bird birds black necked stilts close up close ups closeup closeups copy space daylight flight flying himantopus mexicanus no people shorebird shorebirds square stilt stilts united states us wading bird wading birds https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/black-necked-stilt-in-flight Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:21:58 GMT
Edge Falls - Texas Hill Country - June 6, 2015 https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/edge-falls---texas-hill-country2 This photo of Edge Falls in the Texas Hill Country was taken on Saturday, June 6, 2015, It is a spring fed waterfall, fed by the Edwards Aquifer. Before the recent flooding in the Hill Country this waterfall had been dry for years. 

The photo is available in the Photostream and Landscape Galleries.

 

Edge FallsEdge FallsEdge Falls - Texas Hill Country

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(Richard Lionberger Photography) ambient color color image color images color photo color photos colors copy space daylight edge falls edwards aquifer falls flow flowing landscape landscapes motion blur motion blurs natural no people scenic scenics texas texas hill country tx united states us usa vertical verticals https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/edge-falls---texas-hill-country2 Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:14:40 GMT
Shrimp Boats at Fulton Harbor https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/shrimp-boats-at-fulton-harbor Shrimp Boats at Sunrise - Fulton HarborShrimp Boats at Sunrise - Fulton Harbor

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Welcome https://www.rllphoto.com/blog/2015/6/welcome Welcome to my new and updated website. This is my first blog entry. I hope to add a blog entry each time new photos are uploaded to the website and when I see other photos and websites that may be of interest.

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