From Fiction to Reality … in a Split Second!

From Fiction to Reality … in a Split Second!



So many of us grew up with Wiley Coyote doing everything under the sun to catch the quick Roadrunner. As a child, I used to watch the coyote develop elaborate plans to catch the roadrunner for a quick meal, only to have things backfire and leaving the coyote in a “lost again” situation.

Well, in May I traveled to south Texas (the Rio Grande Valley) to photograph an assortment of birds that are not common to my home state of Missouri. Among the many birds I encountered, the Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) was one of my favorite. Although this bird did not perform quite the same as the fictional cartoon character, it sure was a beauty to watch and photograph. And yes, it did run about the area around the water hole, foraging for insects.

Here are a few images I captured during this 3-day trip:

 From Fiction to Reality … in a Split Second!Greater Roadrunner with GrasshopperGreater Roadrunner downing a GrasshopperGreater Roadrunner drinking from a water holeGreater Roadrunner watching me

Jim Braswell

Jim Braswell

Jim is a professional nature photographer, specializing in capturing wildlife behaviors and prairie wildflowers. Much of his local photography is shot from a kayak or on local, native prairies. He is a member of NANPA, the Great Plains Nature Photographers, the Missouri Prairie Foundation and is a Master Gardener. Jim is a photography and Photoshop teacher in his local high school's career center. Most recently, Jim has begun showcasing his work at Art Festivals around the Midwest. You can see more of Jims work at www.showmenaturephotography.com

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Jim Braswell

Jim Braswell

Jim is a professional nature photographer, specializing in capturing wildlife behaviors and prairie wildflowers. Much of his local photography is shot from a kayak or on local, native prairies. He is a member of NANPA, the Great Plains Nature Photographers, the Missouri Prairie Foundation and is a Master Gardener. Jim is a photography and Photoshop teacher in his local high school's career center. Most recently, Jim has begun showcasing his work at Art Festivals around the Midwest. You can see more of Jims work at www.showmenaturephotography.com

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