Posts tagged “cactus

A Gila Woodpecker in Los Cabos

2013 © Christopher MartinCanon 5DIII + 70-200 lens and 1.4x extender at 280mm: 1/5000 of a second at f/6.3 on ISO 800

When my wife and I went to Cabo San Lucas last December I was lucky to find this Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) in a stand of cacti during a morning walk.  I had noticed the hole in this cactus and was looking on when this one flew in.  It poked its head out a couple of times before heading off again.  I carried on and saw it flying around a couple more times when I came back that way near the end of my stroll.


A Cactus Blossom in Sedona

A simple photograph of a lovely flower in the hills near Sedona.

The yellow blossom from the deep purple cactus were a surprising pairing for me.  It was these complementary colours which drew me in and I worked with the shaded hedge in the background to isolate these two elements.


Edges of the day in Cabo San Lucas

We were in Cabo San Lucas last week for a few days of vacation time.  It was our first time to the Baja Peninsula and found it to be a beautiful spot.  We spent a lot of time on the water or very close to it.  After a few years on the Prairies, the ocean has an incredible pull for both Bobbi and I.

I got out for a couple good shoots before sunrise and again before sunset while we were down there.

We stayed along Sunset Beach, just outside the town on the Pacific side.  Very quiet beach with wonderful rock formations the only breaks to the stretches of sand.

Definitely a place I am looking forward to shooting again.