Into the Light | Sonya Lira Photography

The golden beauty of a field of black – eyed Susan’s you will notice. Add in the golden evening light and you will love what you see.

For this picture I actually shot into the light to get this look. I love how it turned out. The softness and the surreal look of the flowers only adds to the picture.

Black Eyed Susan Sonya Lira Photography

Eastern Cottontail | Manvel, Texas Photographer

In Texas we have several kinds of rabbits but the most common one is the Eastern Cottontail.

They are spotted often in the late evening hopping across your yard looking for food and water. I captured this one the same day I captured the raccoon. This one was in the neighbor’s yard.

I love my Canon 400 mm lens it allows me to get much closer to nature.

Eastern Cottontail Texas Sonya Lira Photography

Raccoon’s in the backyard | Manvel,Texas Photographer

This is one of several raccoon’s my dad has been feeding for a few years.They live behind their house and they know when it is feeding time.

Raccoon’s tend to be a bit shy and are easily scared off. I had to be quite and not make any sudden movements so I could get a few pictures. I love this one with his tongue hanging out.

I guess my Dad has named a few of them because he said this one was not Bandit. Maybe this one was Rocky I will have to ask him.

I plan on trying to get a few more pictures. I know there are more raccoon’s I would love to get group shot.

Texas Raccoon Sonya Lira Photography

Juvenile Blue Jay | Sonya Lira Photography

I have been seeing a lot of baby and juvenile birds at the feeders.This time I was able to capture a juvenile blue jay.

¬†There is something about the way the feathers are on a blue jay that makes them so beautiful. They have rather large heads and beaks compared to many of the other birds in our area of Texas.¬†The juvenile’s appear to be short and stocky as they get older they seem to become much longer and larger birds.

I love watching the birds there is something so peaceful about them.

Blue Jay Texas



Large Sunflower | Sonya Lira Photography

I love sunflowers they are so bright and cheerful.

We planted some seeds last year along the fence line in the pasture. This year a few plants came back up.

These sunflowers are the size of a plate and were faced the opposite direction I wanted them to be. I took a few different angles because they really are quite amazing.

Planting seeds and watching the flowers come up is a lot of fun.


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