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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 27, 2018

Eagle on a clear day

A May 21, 2018, shot of a Bald Eagle on a clear day at the Ridgefield NWR.  This is what has been coined the “perch tree” at the refuge and is about 400 feet off the road. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/4000, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:50 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 27, 2018

Regal Eagle

I was at about the right distance for a full frame shot of this Bald Eagle at the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 10:21 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 11, 2018

Curiosity

A lovely mature Bald Eagle in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 3:01 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on March 10, 2018

Low Flying Eagle

Please check out the LARGEVIEW of this Bald Eagle in flight, taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2018.  This is a different frame from the close up shot I posted on Feb. 24th. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 12:12 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 24, 2018

Eye Contact

Visiting the Ridgefield NWR, February 23, 2018, I was parked in my truck with my sights on two mature, perched bald eagles.  One was in a tree about 600 feet north and the other about 600 yards northwest.  My hope was that one of them would fly toward me in the “not-too-d ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 16, 2018

Out of the Mud

A 3-year-old Bald Eagle lifts off from the mud at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 16, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 2:15 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 11, 2018

Rainy Day Eagle

An immature Bald Eagle hangs out in a tree at the Ridgefield NWR during light rain.  Taken Jan. 8, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 1:04 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 22, 2017

Wingspan

Dec. 21, 2017, a foggy, overcast day at the Ridgefield NWR.  Here a mature Bald Eagle executes its first wing flap to take off from the top of a tree. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 2:43 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 17, 2017

Precarious Perch

I watched this immature Bald Eagle for close to an hour at the Ridgefield NWR, hoping I might get a take off shot, some flight shots, or maybe even some interaction with another bird.  But the only action was during a couple of episodes when the bird seemed to have trouble balan ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 22, 2017

Balancing Bird

A Bald Eagle does a wing stretch using one leg to balance on the branch.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, July 14, 2017, with a 2x converter attached to my 500mm lens, which was attached to a 1.6x crop camera body, making the effective focal length 1600mm. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, ... Continue Reading