We have a thirty plus year old oak tree that drops a lot of acorns. If your not careful they can hit you in the head.
I love photographing them they are so unique. This is part of fall in our part of Texas we do not see a lot of fall foliage. The colors of the acorns are so pretty oranges, browns,tans and beige. Every acorn is just a little bit different in texture, color and look. Every hat is a little different.
These were all shot with my Canon – 100 mm 2.8L macro lens.
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.
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.
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.