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Posted in The Blog on April 5, 2014

Review: LensAlign Mk II Focus Calibration System

In the opening of my Mar. 21, 2014, photo shoot post, I promised a review of my experience using the LensAlign Mk II by Michael Tapes Design.  This is a tool that allows you to calibrate your lens’ auto-focus capability to your camera body.  I am testing Canon equipment. ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on April 2, 2014

Mar. 21, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 40 Im ...

Hi again, everybody!  I’m so far behind in getting posts up on The Blog that I am skipping forward to my March 21, 2014, photo shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, where I clicked off about a thousand frames and ended up with 40 shots to share. Regarding the LensAlign MkII AF cali ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on March 21, 2014

Jan. 6, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 36 Im ...

I recall this day, Jan. 6, 2014, as being an awesome day at the Ridgefield NWR!  Fairly nice photography weather and some nice wildlife activity was awaiting me.  Please remember to click once on the thumbnails below to download a larger, more detailed picture.   My site was r ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on March 15, 2014

Website on new server–much faster download t ...

Hi friends, Just a short post to let you know that over the last few days my website has been transferred to a new, more updated server.  You should see download times improve dramatically over the old one.  Please let me know through my contact page if you experience any error ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 25, 2014

Dec. 30, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 16 Im ...

Hi, all!  Returning now with my last wildlife photo shoot of 2013, Dec. 30.  It was a gray and pretty dark day so I saw some fairly high ISO settings which meant some extra unwanted noise in some shots.  But I can’t blame it all on the high ISO—the person (me) behi ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 19, 2014

Dec. 26, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 12 Im ...

Here’s a batch of shots from my Dec. 26, 2013, excursion to the Ridgefield NWR. Starting off with a Double-crested Cormorant taking a look at me.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.   (8:33 a.m.)     I came across a small group of River Otters in the ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 16, 2014

Bald Eagle Series – “Get Off My Branch ...

As promised, here is the Eagle flight behavioral series, from which I posted one image yesterday in my previous blog post. Here’s the situation:  I’m in my vehicle parked at the edge of the road at the Ridgefield NWR (near marker #11), Feb 14, 2014.  [Refuge rules r ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 15, 2014

“Quick Decision”

Feb. 14, 2014 at the Ridgefield NWR.  I witnessed some nice eagle action today at the refuge. The 3-year old Bald Eagle (perched) needs to make a decision soon – stay on the perch or leave. The approaching 4-year old helps make the decision easier for the younger bird by d ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 13, 2014

Dec. 16, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 13 Im ...

Okay, here’s a quick rundown of some shots I took Dec. 16, 2013, at Ridgefield NWR.  It was ‘dark’ and foggy and I didn’t stay very long, which is very unlike me.  Conditions were poor for photography and wildlife activity was at a lower level than usual ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 11, 2014

Dec. 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 19 Ima ...

Hi, friends!  Today’s blog post covers pictures I took on Dec. 9, 2013.  It was cold, gray, and icy out. One excuse for my slowness in getting this post done is because I’ve been setting up a new PC.  My old PC is 4 years old and lately has been running at a crawl. ... Continue Reading