Desert Boondoggle–Part Deux

I recently returned from our annual work boondoggle in Tucson. I took my Nikon D3200 for a second go at desert photos. Last year, I’d just gotten the camera and had no idea what I was doing. I felt more comfortable with the camera this trip.

The afternoon I arrived, the weather (and the light) was spectacular. I wandered around the hotel grounds, and it seemed all the creatures were awaiting my arrival so they could be photographed. Here are a few of my captures, taken in a span of 45 minutes. I was amazed at my luck. The rest of the trip’s images paled (literally) in comparison. Of course light is key, and this trip highlighted that concept quite dramatically.

Welcoming Committee--this little guy lived on the patio of my room. We met for afternoon tea each day.

Welcoming Committee–this little guy lived on the patio of my room. We met for afternoon tea each day.

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I could not believe my luck,

I could not believe my luck!

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He wanted me to take him home.

He wanted me to take him home.

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Roadrunner, coyote's after you.

Roadrunner, coyote’s after you.

Bird on Saguaro

Bird on Saguaro

Woodpecker choosing down on bugs on the underside of this branch

Woodpecker chowing down on bugs on the underside of this branch

Chipmunks are posers.

Chipmunks are posers.

Giant Cardinal (contrary to popular myth, not everything is bigger in Texas)

Giant Cardinal (Contrary to popular myth, not everything is bigger in Texas.)

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About Unconfirmed Bachelorette

Unconfirmed Bachelorette, a/k/a Ella, is a 50-something-year-old lawyer who wishes fervently she could retire from the practice of law and write full time. Never-married-childfree Ella resides in Austin, Texas with her three fluffy black rescue cats.
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6 Responses to Desert Boondoggle–Part Deux

  1. What glorious photos and luck!

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  2. fern says:

    I especially like the little guy who lived on the patio. 🙂
    And the giant cardinal must have been something to see.
    Beautiful setting for business travel. Love the outside of the hotel.

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