Lucifer Hummingbirds with Multiple Flashes

There isn’t much time left to sign up for the Lucifer Hummingbird Instructional Photo Tour at the Christmas Mountains Oasis, Texas.  The dates are May 8-10 and two slots are available.  Our small group will photograph these incredibly beautiful hummers at a multi-flash setup and with natural light.  You will also see scaled quail, various songbirds and other hummingbird species, too.

We will have it all to ourselves for three days.  Check out the trip description on this website and contact me at: to register.  Click on the photos below for a view of the birds.  When you click on an image, it will open in a larger, sharper format for best viewing.

Lucifer Hummingbird, male
Lucifer Hummingbird, male
Lucifer Hummingbird, male
male Lucifer hummingbird

Lucifer Hummingbirds and most other species of west Texas will be in peak plumage during the workshop period.

Hoping you can sign up,


Wanted: Big Bend National Park Photographers

Two spaces are available for photographers who want to join me on the Big Bend National Park Instructional Photo Tour from March 29-31.  We will photograph landscapes, wildflowers, stars and some wildlife.  If you are interested, check this website for more details at the Photo Tour section and contact me by email: to register.

Here are some images to give you a look at the variety of sights we will photograph.  If you click on a photo, it will enlarge and sharpen for better viewing.

Big Bend sunrise


Big Bend wildflowers


Terlingua Cemetery west of Big Bend NP


Santa Elena Canyon through an adobe dwelling window.


Moon setting in the  Chisos Mountains “Window”, Big Bend National Park

Join me if you can,


Your Opportunity To Photograph the Iconic Big Bend National Park

In two months, I will be in Big Bend National Park photographing some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife in the Southwest.  There is plenty of time for you to sign up and share 3 days with me and a small group of photographers in this iconic landscape.  You must be tired of the photos some other lucky photographer captured in the Big Bend.  This spring, it can be you looking into the viewfinder at an orange sunset or the crystal clear night sky at Big Bend of Texas.  Go ahead, send me an email note now and I’ll get you signed up:  I’ll get back to you quickly and furnish the information you’ll need to make this trip a reality.  Check out the information and photos on my website in the Instructional Photo Tour Schedule.


Here are a few more shots to give you an idea of the types of photography we will get in this far corner of the state.

Big Bend NP, “The Window” in the Chisos Mountains Basin.
Ocotillo in bloom, Big Bend National Park.
Boquillas Rim and Strawberry Cactus blooms, Big Bend.
Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park

We will photograph the incredible high walls that surround the Rio Grande in Big Bend, and we’ll do it at sunrise when the morning sun lights up Santa Elena Canyon.

Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend a few minutes after sunup.
Casa Grande and moon rise in the Chisos Mountains at Big Bend National Park.
Cactus Wren singing, Big Bend NP
Historic cemetery in Terlingua, Texas just west of the park.

We will also head a little way west of the park to visit the historic village of Terlingua and photograph the old cemetery and nearby sights.

On a trip like this, you can learn a lot about photographing nature, both landscapes and wildlife.  It will be an adventure you won’t forget.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.