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Coyote crossing! My friend John was on the tee box at Omni National when a coyote comes out of the brush and crosses in front of us. We later learned that this is a famous coyote nicknamed “Old Stumpy” because of the limp it has. When there a professional golf tournaments come to town, Old Stumpy ends up on TV a lot and is somewhat famous in this area.
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Talk about a golf hazard! While on a recent trip to Arizona, we were playing golf at Omni National and I spotted this golf hazard one of the tee boxes. This is a classic desert golf course which you really do not see the fairway until you drive up to the tee box.This very large Saguaro Cactus just off of the center the launch point and obviously, several golfers’ aim was a bit off.
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Try it this way mom!

After the commencement excerises at the University of Texas at Austin on Friday, this young lady way attempting to get here mother to flash the Hook’em Horns sign but to no avail. Even onlookers where showing her how it was done.

Working with some new editing software, I had taken a photo that I took with my drone (DJI Mavik) of the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, Texas early one morning. The light coming up over the river gave me some new perspective to work with. This new software allows the user to over lay any numbers of textures and previously developed user actions to accomplish this.
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While spending this weekend with my daughters and her girls, we decided we needed some new photos for the family album. So on this gloomy day, I set up camera next to a big picture window which gave us a lot of natural light to work with. This shot was taken with an iPhone 12 MayPro most of the editing was done with two photo editing applications and a little in PS. If you would like to know how to do this, let me know.

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Fossil Rim is not your typical wild animal park. This facility is a research and preservation foundation that specializes in protecting and propagating endangered species such as the Atwater Prairie Chicken and the Cheetah. For example, the Cheetah in Africa is loosing its’ hunting grounds for a multitude of reasons resulting in shrinking the gene pool, Fossil Rim has an aggressive breeding program sending breeding animals all over the country helps dilute the gene pool. I live close to them and have recently done some drone for them cataloging the removal of cedars to support a grant they received. On this day, I was on a “back door tour” with one of the education specialist and was able to get up close and personal with some of the animals. The giraffe looks sort of goofy but actually was so close I hard a hard time getting an in focus shot. Photographing wildlife is always challenging but up close and personal makes it a no-brainer!

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While shooting a an impromptu concert at Sexton Mill in Glen Rose, Tx last Sunday, I was standing inside the old Mill and spotted this father and his two little boys having a conversation outside. I used the door as a frame for the photo and have several images of this scene.

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