Friday, November 18, 2011


Tim The Painter

I just found out this photograph I took during a plein air painting outing at Brazos Bend State Park was selected as the overall winner for the People/Activity category in this years Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Magazine photo contest. Photo contest winners from each category will be featured in the January 2012 issue of the TPW magazine.

In the photograph is Award winning plein air painter Tim Schneider ( as he works along the shore of new horseshoe lake in the Brazos Bend Texas state park.

All images copyright Daniel Ray Photography.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Companion

I spend a lot of time in front of my computer editing photographs, writing my blog, keeping up with friends and family on Facebook and reading photography related blogs. I typically have my companion a tuxedo cat named Gypsy sitting on my lap or curled up on the floor near me.

I recently purchased a new Canon PowerShot S100 camera and I used Gypsy as my test subject. This is the first image from my new camera.

All images copyright Daniel Ray Photography.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hodges Garden - Giant Grasshopper

My boys found this giant grasshopper crawling on one of the benches in the garden. My wife, who is not squeemish when it comes to critters picked it up and posed with it for this image.
Hodges Garden - Giant Grasshopper #2
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Daniel Ray Photography.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hodegs Garden - Orange Moth

I must have chased this poor little guy for 15 minutes from flower to flower. Finally the wind settled down and i was able to creep up and capture this close-up image using a 200mm lens.
Hodges Garden - Moth
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Hodges Garden - Nector Sucker

Finally, I was able tp capture a sharp image of a beautiful butterfly sitting on a flower.... patience grasshopper, patience.
Hodges Garden -  Nector Sucker
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hodges Garden - Purple Stuff

These purple flowers where bouncing around in the blustering wind making it rather difficult for the butterflys to land so I decided for forgo waiting for the butterflys and just capture on image of these flowers.
Hodges Garden
All images copyright Daniel Ray Photography.