I just recently visited this park for the first time in late 2018. If you walk down the path, past the kid-friendly amenities and pavilions, there is a nice lookout over Bear Branch Reservoir.
Just Before Sunrise at Lakeside Park in The Woodlands - Click for a 36-second Time-lapse Video
November 28, 2018. This is one of 1055 frames that went into a Sunrise Time-lapse video that is on YouTube here.
Bald Eagle From Lakeside Park in The Woodlands
I caught this image on Sunday 1/6/19 as the eagle was flying towards the North over Bear Branch Reservoir. Later this day it flew back the other way with something in its talons, and followed by a juvenile bald eagle.
Early Morning Osprey
This Osprey flew nearly overhead very early morning 10/28/18 as the sun's rays just started peeking up over the trees. In this case the early photographer got the bird.
Foggy Morning Photography Setup (Click for Time-lapse Movie)
High water and fog greeted me before sunrise on the morning of 1/6/19. Fortunately I had thought to wear my waterproof hiking boots; necessary to get to the pier without getting soaked. The camera on the left captured the frames for this time-lapse movie of the fog gradually lifting. The camera & big lens on the right had to wait for a few hours until the fog cleared for decent pics. This one was captured with my cellphone.
Megabirds before sunrise! I posted a really large version of this one. If you look carefully you will see a Roseate Spoonbill, super cool. I was hoping to get some "good" pics of one of those but no luck so far. Oct 28, 2018.
This one was 1/13s about 20 minutes before sunrise at f4, ISO 1600, D850 and 500mm lens... Definitely on a tripod!
Turtles on a Stick
Turtles on a stick... New Year's day 2019 from Lakeside Park; this picture features an old Snapping Turtle (top), a younger Snapping Turtle (middle) and an older Red-eared Slider (bottom). I'm judging age on the basis of the growth on their carapaces so I could be wrong!
I didn't know we had Sandpipers near The Woodlands, how about that? 1/1/2019.
I noticed a bit of a commotion involving two grebes. On going to the film it was clear that one had a fish and the other wanted it. This guy ran/flew away and managed to swallow the fish while doing so. Very impressive.
Pied-billed Grebe in the Morning Fog
Downy Woodpecker with a Snack
Also from 1/6/2019.
The Photographer on a Foggy Morning! (1/6/2019)
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