Hiked up to Second Arroyo again today, popped inside for water and a shade break. While there I spotted a raptor at quite some distance away and did my best to take a few photos of it. It was a Red-tailed Hawk positioned on an Ocotillo in such a way that I never could get a good image. I was lucky enough to photograph a Black-throated Hummingbird and a Texas Horned Lizard, though, so not all was lost.
The breeze tried to become a wind on our way back, but it still only provided a bit of passable cooling for the return trip to our waiting vehicle.
|Yucca and sun|
|Frio and Willow|
|This and the next: Black-throated Hummingbird|
|Name the Raptor|
|Wish I could have gotten a better shot|
|What do you see?|
|Any better now?|
|This and the next 3 (as well as the 2 above): Texas Horned Lizard|
|Heart of a Soaptree Yucca seed pod|
|This and the next: growth near the east/west arroyo and the Organ Mountins|
|This one using auto smart fix|
|This one adjusting the contrast|