Custom & Natural Photography


Mother Nature’s reposition of Her own.


Random from my desk

Just when you think it is safe to cross the street.

Into the Swamp we Fall

One of my favorite places to play David Copperfield and take pictures. Th gators don’t even mind.  You travel 50 yards away from the shore  and it all looks the same. After spending as much as a day on more than one occasion paddling around looking for shore, any shore, I broke down and bought a handheld GPS unit. Life  was good. We even slipped through the swamps at night. It was awesome. Caution; be sure to bring batteries.

Eyes On You

When the insects pose for you, take advantage.

Sunny Side up

Big Red

f6.4 @1/250sec.  iso 400 70~200 L 2.8  IS ,  50D handheld


f9 @1/400sec.  iso 400 70~200 L 2.8  IS ,  50D handheld

At the Park

Anolis carolinensis or Anole lizard or Texas Red Neck Lizard

This guy was all about running off another lizard from the same plant.

f9.0.  iso 400 70~200 L 2.8  IS ,  50D handheld@1/60 sec

Felis rufus (Bobcat)




Here is a Bobcat kitten from the Lake Texoma area. (Hagerman National Wild Life Refuge)
Got Lucky, they are normally pretty shy. This one sat still until I rolled the window down to shoot its picture. 
I couldn’t believe my eyes, the cat was constantly moving away from me and in the heavy shadow, and focus was a challenge. 

I shot one two weeks ago in a frenzied motion of evasion, the picture was a little blurred, so I went back and did some driving up and down the Oil Jack roads .  
I was told, there were kittens in the 12,000 acre refuge. I was just lucky. I should have bought a lottery ticket .   

I’ve been looking for cats in the wild for a couple years; this is was the shot in the arm I needed to continue.  

I’ve seen a mountain lion in the Big Thicket (at a considerable distance) and one in the reserve of Mineola that is located on the Sabine River . The Sabine River sighting one was closer but man was he quick. It was a tawny brown blur with a long tail headed into the forest.  

This wasn’t a Mountain Lion but it’ll do until one comes along.

Joe Blackburn
Custom Photography


Waiting Noon

The Path

The Swamp