Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Photography
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-22-2017, 10:27 PM   #1
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default Puncher51 Photography Thread

Alrighty, I post pictures on here from time to time, but thought I'd try something different. I think I may just keep an open thread and post a new picture every so often as I get them. It may be an epic failure, or it may work out. We'll see. It'll just be easier for me to keep up with.

Here we go:
A few weeks ago I was able to spend a little time out west at Elephant Mountain WMA. Four days of photography was not near enough, but it was awesome catching up with an old friend and taking 1000+ pictures. My main goal of heading to the Mountain was getting a Bighorn photo. My buddy said he'd make it happen, but I didn't know how far away we'd find them, or if we ever would. Sure enough, halfway up the mountain we ran into two very mature rams. They posed for me at 40 yards before running down a steep ravine and back up the other side. I was able to snap a few hundred pictures of these two rams, plus a few more pictures of 18 more rams on top of the mountain. Non of the shots compared to the ones of these guys though. I consider myself an extremely lucky individual, and darn blessed to be given the opportunity.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-22-2017, 10:29 PM   #2
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

And here's a picture of the older but smaller ram.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:29 AM   #3
macoop
Ten Point
 
macoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lubbock
Default

Awesome photos man. What a thrill to get that close and also come away with some photos that will make some great prints. Please post camera/ lens details.
macoop is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:32 AM   #4
texaslongshot
Ten Point
 
texaslongshot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lorena.
Hunt In: Mills
Default

very nice
texaslongshot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #5
Trailerman3
Ten Point
 
Trailerman3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Gibtown
Hunt In: Mason,Gibtown,Rocksprings
Default

Awesome pics thanks for sharing.
Trailerman3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:43 AM   #6
texashunter56
Ten Point
 
texashunter56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Texas
Hunt In: All over Texas in Goliad, Live Oak, La Salle, Pecos to Kansas to Alberta and beyond
Default

Great pics.
texashunter56 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:46 AM   #7
Shane
Pope & Young
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Abilene, TX
Hunt In: Mismatched camo
Default

Very nice.

Now quit holding out. You're bound to have more.
Shane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 11:07 AM   #8
ownels
Six Point
 
ownels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Beach City TX
Hunt In: Menard County
Default

Those are nice!
ownels is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 11:14 AM   #9
quackaholic1
Ten Point
 
quackaholic1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Magnolia,TX
Hunt In: Cass county
Default

awesome photos!!!
quackaholic1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 11:15 AM   #10
UncleBubba
Pope & Young
 
UncleBubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NE Texas
Hunt In: Dickens, Hunt, and Red River Co.
Default

Awesome!
UncleBubba is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
Trinity Outfitters
Eight Point
 
Trinity Outfitters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Austin,TX
Default

What a thrill! My dream hunt.
Trinity Outfitters is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 11:33 AM   #12
RAGUIRREJR
Ten Point
 
RAGUIRREJR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: RGV
Hunt In: RGV
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane View Post
Very nice.

Now quit holding out. You're bound to have more.
^^^What he said ^^^

Awesome pics
RAGUIRREJR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 11:56 AM   #13
mikemorvan
Pope & Young
 
mikemorvan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Haltom City
Hunt In: vetements noirs
Default

Not going to be an epic fail. Very nice.
mikemorvan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 12:01 PM   #14
billinkb
Ten Point
 
billinkb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Victoria, Texas
Hunt In: Goliad Co. Aransas Co. Lake Amistad
Default

Awesome!
billinkb is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 12:16 PM   #15
ostey22
Ten Point
 
ostey22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: The coast.
Hunt In: 4 counties in Texas
Default

Awesome pics!
ostey22 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 04:23 PM   #16
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by macoop View Post
Awesome photos man. What a thrill to get that close and also come away with some photos that will make some great prints. Please post camera/ lens details.
Thank you sir. These shots were taken with a Canon 70D and a Tamron 150-600 lens.
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 04:24 PM   #17
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane View Post
Very nice.

Now quit holding out. You're bound to have more.
Thank you sir, I probably have one or two more I'll post of these rams. I'll try to get to it tonight if I have the time.
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 04:26 PM   #18
mudjeremy
Ten Point
 
mudjeremy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kingsville
Hunt In: llano- Uvalde
Default

Awesome pics
mudjeremy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 07:25 PM   #19
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Here's my favorite shot of the week. I'm not sure if it's any better than the others, but it stood out the most to me. I hope you enjoy!! I'll probably move on to another animal to share from the trip after this one.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 07:27 PM   #20
Shane
Pope & Young
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Abilene, TX
Hunt In: Mismatched camo
Default

Nice.
Shane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 07:29 PM   #21
Pedernal
Pope & Young
 
Pedernal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Del Rio
Hunt In: Amistad
Default

All the pics are awesome!! Thank you for sharing!! I really like the second one with the lone ram.
Pedernal is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 07:33 PM   #22
pondboss
Eight Point
 
pondboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Belton, Texas
Hunt In: Concho County & Pongola Region, KwaZulu-Natal S.A.
Default

Wow! Thanks for sharing.
pondboss is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 07:54 PM   #23
Big Cat
Spike
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Helotes
Hunt In: Bandera/Junction
Default

Great shots!
Big Cat is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:01 PM   #24
gdawg
Ten Point
 
gdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spring TX
Default

I have been on fence on that lenses - no longer on fence. Great shots!
gdawg is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-23-2017, 10:07 PM   #25
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gdawg View Post
I have been on fence on that lenses - no longer on fence. Great shots!
Before I bought mine I used the search function on this site in the photography section. Seeing what folks could do with it is what sold me. It is by no means perfect, it has its limitations, but I love mine.
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2017, 08:36 AM   #26
Devin
Administrator
 
Devin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wichita Falls
Default

Great shots.

Please keep it up!
__________________
Quote:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Devin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2017, 09:30 AM   #27
Chad C
Pope & Young
 
Chad C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The Hills
Default

Incredible! Thanks for sharing!
Chad C is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-24-2017, 10:43 PM   #28
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Well... I found another picture I like. Last night I was going through them one more time and found this one. It may be my favorite of them all, except I cut his dang front hooves off in my rush taking pictures. Dang it! Now I can officially move on from the Bighorns.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-25-2017, 09:28 AM   #29
Grand Passage
Six Point
 
Grand Passage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Fair Oaks
Hunt In: Hill Country & South TX
Default

Great shots, and thank you for sharing.

I hate it when I cut something off without realizing it due to rushing and excitement.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Grand Passage is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2017, 07:30 AM   #30
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Moving on from the Bighorns:
While we were out west we ran into all sorts of wildlife. The one I was not prepared for was the Whitetail deer. I know there are some out in the Trans Pecos, but I was not prepared for the amount me saw. Also, the quality of the bucks amazed me. We saw this old warrior three times in four days. The first day he was all intact with no breaks. The last day he looked like this. He also had a bloodshot eye and was gored twice in the neck. The Whitetail rut was over, but the Mule Deer rut was in full swing. He was extremely thirsty and almost walked right to us so that he could drink from this trough.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2017, 07:31 AM   #31
dstrong
Ten Point
 
dstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Justin
Hunt In: Mexico
Default

Very nice pics.
dstrong is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-06-2017, 08:57 PM   #32
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

While out west I also ran into a few bobcats. They were quite photogenic and let me take as many pictures as needed. Unfortunately they weren't any closer.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-06-2017, 09:06 PM   #33
CoolArrow
Ten Point
 
CoolArrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Juan, TX
Hunt In: Starr county
Default

Awesome
CoolArrow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-12-2017, 09:11 PM   #34
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Here's some photos from this weekends prescribed burn on our property in Mason County. Poor lighting, but oh well.
Attached Images
  
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-15-2017, 12:19 AM   #35
Leftridge
Pope & Young
 
Leftridge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cleburne
Hunt In: Parker County, Quebec
Default

Super jealous! They are the #1 animal I want to photograph in the wild. Fantastic pics!
Leftridge is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-15-2017, 10:27 AM   #36
WyoBull
Ten Point
 
WyoBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Wyoming
Hunt In: Wyoming
Default

Very nice shots!
WyoBull is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-29-2017, 02:50 PM   #37
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Here is a shot from the opener of turkey season. Notice the mosquito hovering over his head?
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 03-29-2017, 03:02 PM   #38
CircleTHD
Ten Point
 
CircleTHD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tomball, TX
Hunt In: Nation Wide
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Puncher51 View Post
Well... I found another picture I like. Last night I was going through them one more time and found this one. It may be my favorite of them all, except I cut his dang front hooves off in my rush taking pictures. Dang it! Now I can officially move on from the Bighorns.
Sick Picture, I love it out there.
CircleTHD is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 10:56 AM   #39
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

I tried my first Milky Way photos this weekend. I have a long way to go, but I enjoyed giving it a try.
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 11:31 AM   #40
J-Fish
Six Point
 
J-Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Conroe, TX
Hunt In: Walker and Menard County
Default

What settings did you have your camera set to? It amazes me how much true color it picks up.
J-Fish is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 11:48 AM   #41
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

15 second delay and ISO was around 1600 I believe. F Stop was 2.8 I think.
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 02:30 PM   #42
Shane
Pope & Young
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Abilene, TX
Hunt In: Mismatched camo
Default

Very nice!
Shane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 03:36 PM   #43
Bill M
Pope & Young
 
Bill M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bryan, Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane View Post
Very nice!
Agreed, I've never attempted this before.

If you don't mind saying, what time of night was this and what direction in the sky?
Bill M is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 05:24 PM   #44
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill M View Post
Agreed, I've never attempted this before.

If you don't mind saying, what time of night was this and what direction in the sky?
Thank y'all! I want to warn you, it's extremely addicting!

I first noticed the MY around 10:30-11 on Friday and Saturday night. Therefore I took pictures between 11-1. I was facing South.

I learned a lot and have some ideas for some future shots. Being perfectly focused is the hardest part and I don't have that down yet. I'm afraid I'm going to have to buy a new lens to make my job easier focusing and framing the shots.
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #45
J-Fish
Six Point
 
J-Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Conroe, TX
Hunt In: Walker and Menard County
Default

We have been watching a few of the photography threads and especially night shots. Cant wait to get to the lease and try a few ourselves.

Great shots! How close were you to the Rams? What lens did you use?

If I don't ask I don't learn.
J-Fish is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-21-2017, 11:22 PM   #46
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Fish View Post
We have been watching a few of the photography threads and especially night shots. Cant wait to get to the lease and try a few ourselves.

Great shots! How close were you to the Rams? What lens did you use?

If I don't ask I don't learn.
40-50 yards from the rams. I use a Tamron 150-600
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2017, 09:18 AM   #47
hoyt21
Ten Point
 
hoyt21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Palito blanco, tx
Hunt In: Ben Bolt, Tx
Default

Great pics
hoyt21 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-22-2017, 09:21 AM   #48
Patton
Pope & Young
 
Patton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Edwards, Hays, Caldwell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Puncher51 View Post
40-50 yards from the rams. I use a Tamron 150-600
A distance most people only get to dream of. Keep the photos and info coming!
Patton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-27-2017, 09:34 PM   #49
Puncher51
Six Point
 
Puncher51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Merkel, Tx
Hunt In: Mason, Callahan, and Stonewall Counties
Default

For the longest time I always called these little birds "wild canary's". Four or five years ago I got into birding and realized they are Painted Buntings. Now I find it quite funny how I get folks all the time saying "I saw this bird today and it looked like a parrot!" Canary, Bunting, or Parrot; they are all beautiful!
Attached Images
 
Puncher51 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com