Friends of Hagerman Photographer of the Month – Feb. 2015

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Wow where has the last month and a half gone?  I very much intended to post this back in February and here it is nearly the end of March.  So, without further adieu –

In February I was honored by the Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve as their February Photographer of the Month.  Joining the ranks of some spectacular wildlife and nature photographers throughout the North Texas (and likely Oklahoma) area, I was invited to submit 12 of my photos taken at Hagerman for inclusion in their online gallery and in print.

Over the last year or so I have made a number of visits north to the Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve on the shores of Lake Texoma, just outside of Sherman, Texas.  While it is primarily draw for wildlife and bird enthusiasts, there are countless opportunities for landscape and nature photography as well.  In selecting my twelve photos, I tried to express the wide variety that the area has to offer.

Sands of Sandy Point
Red-winged Blackbird
Fields of Gold and Green
Ponds at Hagerman NWR
Mississippi Kite
False Thistle
Unamused Cattle Egret
Rough Landing
Texas Pumpjack
Hagerman Sunrise
Announcing the Dawn
Big Sky Morning

I encourage any photographer within a couple hour’s drive of Hagerman make plans for a visit when time and opportunity allows.  Spring and Fall are probably the best time of year as the huge flocks of migratory birds visit during these months, but any time of year can make for an adventure worth the trip.  While I have not even come close to exploring all the trails and back roads of the preserve, I am always up for another visit and would welcome the opportunity to join anyone who wants to visit.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Hagerman Gallery for the most recent month’s Photographer of the Month as well as the galleries of previous month’s photographers.

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