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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 12, 2016

Spring Bufflehead Pair

A Bufflehead pair in calm waters with green reflecting on the water surface at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2016.  Best viewed large using the link below: LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 11:04 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 12, 2016

Late Afternoon Stretch

Approaching sunset as this female Bufflehead stretches its wings after making several dives underwater for food.  I observed that females can be as aggressive as male Buffleheads this time of year when it comes to chasing other Buffleheads away.  These ducks are known to nest i ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 17, 2015

Gray and white, adorned by a rainbow

5D Mark III weather (at Ridgefield, Wa.) for sure (as opposed to the 7D Mark II), on this overcast and showery December 6, 2015.  The 5D excels in noise control over the crop sensor body at elevated ISO settings. Not my personal favorite own shot of the Bufflehead but I like how ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 7, 2015

Dusky Duck

A Bufflehead floats by as I wait for the sun to set on Jan. 30, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f4.5, ISO 640, 500mm, 4:29 p.m. LARGER VIEW Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 6, 2014

Bufflehead Beauty

The female Bufflehead displays her beauty in this shot taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 2, 2014. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f8, ISO 1600, 1000mm (500 + 2x III), 11:13 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 2, 2014

Jan. 21, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 21I ...

Here’s a set of photos from my January 21, 2014, outing at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state. Starting with a Northern Harrier in hunting mode (from a distance).     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm.  For the first 5 images please click once on the im ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 10, 2014

Colors of Winter

This January 21, 2014, image of a male Bufflehead shows off the beautiful colors that are much of the time hidden from our view.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm (500 + 1.4x). For a larger view, please visit my Flickr page! 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 Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 2, 2014

Sitting Duck

A Bufflehead, taken Jan. 21, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f9, ISO 1250, 700mm (500 + 1.4x). Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 27, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 I ...

Well, this is my first wildlife shoot since the Ridgefield NWR re-opened due to the government shutdown (which I don’t even want to think about let alone talk about!)  I’d much rather talk about photographing birds and other wildlife, which is what I plan to do here. ... Continue Reading