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Posts Tagged ‘duck’

Posted in The Blog on October 7, 2013

My First 1000 Millimeter Shots: Park Creatures  ...

My home wildlife refuge is closed for the foreseeable future so I had to get creative to try out my new Canon 2x III extender with the 500mm lens.  My f4 lens becomes an f8 lens with the 2x attached and the center AF point works great.  My targets were “sitting ducks,R ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 30, 2013

Aug. 27, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 16 Ne ...

Returning now with some images from Aug. 27, 2013, taken at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.  The weather was somewhat cloudy but warm. I’m starting off today with a River Otter that I spotted about 50 feet from the road.  It was busy swimming around, obviously hun ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 5, 2011

Handsome Cinnamon Teal Portrait

This is one of many Cinnamon Teals that I spotted at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Apr. 19, 2011.  The duck was so close I could not get it all in the frame so I cropped it down to a head shot.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 5, 2011

Mallard with water-covered head

I spotted this Mallard doing some rinsing off as it repeatedly dipped its head under water and allowed the water to run off its head in a smooth motion.  This shot was taken just as the head was lifted up out of the water.  Note the smooth sheeting coat the water has left on th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 27, 2011

Wood Duck out of Water

This fellow posed for me at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on May 12, 2010.  I used a Canon 40D, 1/250, f6.3, 400mm, Canon 100-400mmL lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on March 7, 2011

Preening Ring-necked Duck

This duck stuck around for so long while I was taking still shots that I thought I would kick the 7D into video mode.  This beautiful male was not the least bit concerned about me taking his picture.  Taken with a Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Taken at the Ridgefield National Wildl ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 7, 2011

Pintail in the Afternoon

This was taken in mid-afternoon light and showcases a handsome Northern Pintail drake.  The shot was taken with a Canon 7D, f7.1, 1/4000, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on October 17, 2010

Ring-necked Duck

Taken with a Canon EOS40D, 1/800, f7.1, 400mm, ISO400, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on October 2, 2010

King of Color

The Wood Duck is arguably one of the most colorful birds in North America.  I took this photo in April 2010 at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  Shooting from my truck, I was stopped about midway between posts #9 and #10.  The duck saw me at first and hid behind some g ... Continue Reading