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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on September 10, 2014

Late-summer Common Yellowthroat

It’s probably just me but I tend to see many more male Common Yellowthroats in the spring and more females in late summer at the Ridgefield NWR.  Their unique call seems to have died down over the last month or two. But if you look close in some of the dense sticker bushes ... Continue Reading

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

Yellowthroat on Tree Trunk

I’ve taken pictures of Common Yellowthroats in sticker bushes, in marshes, grasslands, and the like, but this is the first one that I’ve seen perched on a tree trunk in a forest.  This photo of the male was shot on May 21, 2014, in the Ash tree forest of the Ridgefie ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 19, 2014

May 7, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR and Port of Rid ...

Today, May 7, I had a great time shooting an Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield on the Lake River.   I visited here for the first time a few days before this shoot in the afternoon and the sun was not where I wanted it to be.  So I came back on May 7 at sun up when the sun w ... 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

Posted in The Blog on June 28, 2012

May 8, 2012 – Tue. – Ridgefield NWR; May 1 ...

Here’s a real short post on a few shots I got on May 8, 2012, including a video of a Mourning Dove, and a few more shots taken on May 17. I recall this being a very low-activity day for wildlife at the refuge and I think I only shot about 100 frames–way below my norma ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 8, 2012

Apr. 23, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (24 ...

Hi!  Returning now for a look at some shots I took on Apr. 23 at the Ridgefield NWR.  The weather was nice and sunny for most of the day. For the benefit of readers who are new to my blog, the Ridgefield refuge is in southwest Wahsington state, USA, and boasts a 4-mile auto tou ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 23, 2012

Apr. 9, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (18 n ...

Today was my first bout with mosquitoes this season and they kind of snuck up on me near the end of today’s photo shoot at Ridgefield NWR (Apr. 9).  I didn’t notice them until I was driving through the wooded area of the auto tour between 6 and 7 pm.  This was one o ... Continue Reading