Splish Splash / Manvel, Texas Photographer

Doves do not seem to care if it is raining or not they are going to eat their bird seed.

I will not see any other birds in sight when it is raining just the doves. The water in the feeders can not drain fast enough so they end up holding water. The birds go dunking for seed because they want to eat.

This particular day I found them splishing and a splashing. I am quite lucky I was able to capture this on camera. They seem to dive down for a seed and come up shaking the water off which is part of the splashing.

Even birds like to have a little fun

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Fall grasses | Texas Photography

The tall grasses in the pasture turn colors in the fall.

The spikes are like feathers flying in the wind.

The grass goes to seed and that is when it takes on its golden beauty.

Texas grasses Sonya Lira Photography

Texas Grasses Sonya Lira Photography

Black and White | Sonya Lira Photography

The doves have been quite hungry I think it is because the weather has gotten a little bit cooler. They dig in the seed and throw it as seen in this picture. I have not noticed the other birds doing this.

I have taken some amazing shots this week of them in landing and taking off from the feeders. Some dove share really well and others do not like sharing.

I played with this picture in color & black and white. The black and white looked good. Then I decided to add an overlay to see what that looked like. It was amazing what that texture did to this image. I think the texture accented the movement of the birds wings.

Not every picture looks great in black and white and not every picture looks good with an overlay. This one I liked a lot and I might have to get a large print of it for our home.

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Little Houston Texans | Houston, Texas Photographer

A little Houston Texan football player and two cheerleaders are ready for the game.

Our twin granddaughters are the cheerleaders and they are 6 – months old. Their big brother is 3 1/2 yrs old and he makes a pretty good football player.

When we asked him what number he wanted on his jersey he replied ” 3 my favorite number is 3 and I am 3 years old”. Last year his favorite number was 2. It took awhile for him to actually be 3 after his birthday he hated leaving behind his favorite number 2.

I love how the picture of the three of them turned out. It is very hard to get these three to do the same thing at the same time.

When taking  portraits natural poses are always my favorites.

Little Houston Texans Sonya Lira Photography
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Little Houston Texan Sonya Lira Photography

Little Houston Texan Sonya Lira Photography


Sunflower dried up | Manvel, Texas Photographer

Sometimes the most beautiful things are still pretty when they shrivel up and die.

This was a plate size sunflower and now it is dried up on the vine. I looked at it and thought it was quite unusual looking. Then I decided to take a few pics of this one and a few others.

Just because the flower is gone does not mean there is still not a photograph to be made.

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Graceful butterfly | Manvel, Texas Photographer

Recently I started noticing a lot of different kinds of butterflies in our yard.

We have quite a bit of stuff blooming right now and it seems to attract them.

If you watch butterflies they are so graceful when they move almost like their dancing to a ballet.

Take the time each day to notice the little things that are often over looked.

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