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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on March 12, 2018

Jeepers, A Creeper!

It was a mostly sunny day today (March 12, 2018) at the Ridgefield NWR, but it was in the shade of the forest that I found this Brown Creeper working a tree stump just off the road. It’s a completely different challenge shooting these little guys compared to larger birds th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 11, 2015

Creeper in the Woods

While driving through the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, it’s always good to keep your eyes open for the Brown Creeper, which walks up the trunk of trees foraging for food.  It’s always a bonus for photographers when a creeper appears in the right light, not too far aw ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on February 28, 2015

Jeepers, a Creeper!

Brown Creepers are small birds that work the trunks and branches of trees in mature woods searching for insects, larvae, aphids, etc.  They typically start at the bottom of the tree trunk and walk up the tree, then fly down to the base of another tree and repeat, looking for foo ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on February 22, 2014

Bug Hunter

The Brown Creeper spends its time hiking up tree trunks and branches munching on bugs as it goes–rarely standing still.  This image was taken Feb. 21, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR in the Ash tree forest. 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4.5, ISO 800, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 17, 2013

May 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 43 New ...

In my previous posting (May 1), I went out to my local refuge and shot the 1.4x II extender attached to my Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Today I took off the extender and used the bare 400mm f5.6L lens, which is my typical set up.  I’ll give the 1.4x III a try next time. It wa ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 3, 2013

May 1, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 Phot ...

I had been keeping an eye out for Canon’s firmware update to the 5D Mark III and it finally appeared on April 30.  One of the features of the update allows auto focus with the center focus point when a lens and extender with a maximum aperture of f8 is attached.  Prior to ... Continue Reading