White Ibis along the 40 Acre Lake Trail, Brazos Bend State Park. Even after sunrise there was some nice light along the trail with some back light on this white ibis. 1/320 sec at f/6.7, 500mm, ISO 200.
The Bay Area Photo Club had its annual trip to Brazos Bend State Park on Saturday. We always start our morning at 40 Acre Lake. This was sunrise from the pier over the lake -- three frames merged together with Photomatix Pro. I've been using the Nik Collection a lot lately, and seem to always use HDR Efex by default. Thought I'd compare the Photomatix version and liked the Photomatix version much better. The mish mash of shadows in the foreground is part lilly pads, part wading birds. I'll be posting more from the trip throughout the week.
Another iris macro shot -- this one extremely abstract. You can really see the shallow depth of field you get with the extension tubes, with just a sliver of a petal and leaf in focus. 1/100 sec at f/2, ISO 100.