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Posted in Kingfishers on June 15, 2015

Lady in Blue

A June 12 shot of a Belted Kingfisher at the Ridgefield NWR.  Not the best lighting on this shot but I thought the bird’s beauty cancelled that out.  It’s always a good day for me at the refuge when I can photograph a Kingfisher. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on June 5, 2015

Fish stalker in a green forest

I made an afternoon trip to the Ridgefield NWR, June 4, 2015, and actually observed a lot of neat wildlife, from Minks to Kingfishers to Bald Eagles.  Of course, observing them doesn’t come close to mean getting a picture of them.  The weather was harsh sun and the sun wa ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on February 11, 2015

The King Can Sing

While ‘shooting’ an eagle at the Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 30, 2015, this Belted Kingfisher, vocalizing all the while, landed on a clear perch although at quite a distance.  Wished I’d been 50 feet closer but we take what we can get! 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on February 16, 2014

Bird on a Branch

This female Belted Kingfisher was doing its best to spot fish in the icy waters below.    Taken Dec. 9, 2013 in Ridgefield, WA.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/500, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm. 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

Posted in The Blog on December 24, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Im ...

Hello again!  It’s been over 3 weeks since I posted my last blog entry.  Sorry about that–it’s been a busy December at our house.   Today I’m working on images I made at Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 20, 2013.   Let’s get to the pictures on this bright, ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 10, 2013

Nov. 3, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 24 Ima ...

Today, Nov. 3rd, is my first Sunday visit ever to the Ridgefield NWR.  So much was going on at home this week I wasn’t able to get here on a weekday.  I usually avoid weekends since there are usually more cars here.  Today was a pretty busy day and the cloudy, showery we ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on October 6, 2013

Lady Kingfisher II

This is a second pose of the Kingfisher recently posted.  If you want to check out the other pose and also the story behind the shots, please go here.  Taken with a Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2500. f4, ISO 800, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 4, 2013

Sep. 26, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 8 Im ...

Sep. 26 was another early fall day at the Ridgefield NWR, where the wildlife activity was much below what I would prefer.  But when I limit myself to shooting wildlife in their natural wildlife settings and habitats, I know to expect these kinds of days especially at this time o ... Continue Reading

Posted in Kingfishers on September 27, 2013

Lady Kingfisher

Captured at Ridgefield NWR Sep. 26, 2013, this Kingfisher allowed me to ‘follow’ it from perch to perch (within a relatively small area) between markers #9 and 10.  It dove into the water several times and managed to catch one small fish while I was observing.  Th ... Continue Reading