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2021 Shooting Day #5 – Corpus Christi and Port Aransas

May 10, 2021
© Jim Miller – Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

After a decidedly long trip from the previous day’s misadventures, we headed down to Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. This really hadn’t been planned as a shooting day. My traveling companion had never been down to the Gulf Coast, so this was an opportunity to enjoy what the coast had to offer.

Photography was not the first order of business. But photographic opportunities presented themselves. Lunch on the water turned into a nice chance for pelicans that were patiently grabbing the scraps from fish being cleaned by the shore. Walking on the beach presented an opportunity for a few sea birds. Eventually by the end of the day we ended up at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, but all in all we made very few images over there as the light was not good at that time of day.

It wasn’t going to set any records for just about anything, but it was still a shooting day. And it certainly was a far better shooting day than the visit to Cook’s Slough.

We would travel back into San Antonio the next day. Weather forecast was not favorable for shots on the way back into town and our agenda were full for mid day and early evening. No photography possible. The following day was going to be doing touristy things in San Antonio, which pretty meant that unless I was going to add to my collection of River Walk images that it would not be a shooting day. The following day would be getting onto a plane and headed back to Colorado. But 5 days of photography was a good break from the normal. I was satisfied.

But the story of this trip wouldn’t end that way.

About the image:
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Nueces County, Texas – March 2021
Canon 7D Mark II, Tamron 150-600 (Gen 1)
Tripod w/Wimberley gimbal head
ISO 400, 1/640 at f/14 – No Flash
Portfolio Image #1051
Image Size in Portfolio: 3568×4580

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 10, 2021 9:39 pm

    So beautiful. Perfect picture.

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