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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 7, 2018

“A bird’s gotta eat too”

Almost lost this Blue Heron behind the grass but it was kind enough to show me what it had caught.  Ridgefield NWR, March 30, 2018. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 2:53 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 2, 2017

One minute later…

This is the Great Blue Heron from a few posts ago, about one minute after the initial spearing of the frog.  Thirty seconds after this shot the frog disappeared.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR March 23, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 10:59 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on June 13, 2016

Noisy Frog

May 31, 2016, at the Ridgefield NWR, and I’m looking for something to take a photo of.  Couldn’t help but hear the loud croaks from this cute frog in slough.  I tried to get him with his throat inflated. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4, ISO 800, 500mm, 8:03 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on May 17, 2015

“Ugh!” says the frog

May 14, 2015, found me at the Ridgefield NWR watching this Great Blue Heron hunting in about 6 inches of water.  He was actually standing erect and not in typical hunting position when he suddenly half-jumped and half-flew about 5 feet to my right, plunging his powerful bill int ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 31, 2014

“Frog’s Waterloo”

This American Bittern was amazingly patient as it stood out in plain sight on a shallow/muddy, almost dried up, waterway, at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 29, 2014.  There were shallow pools of water around but the bird started out standing on a dry patch, feet motionless and its hea ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 14, 2013

Sep. 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 Ne ...

Continuing now with some more wildlife shots taken at Ridgefield on Sep. 9, 2013.  Had a decent day as far as variety goes but no lifers.  I took some shots with the 500 alone and some shots coupled with the 1.4x III extender. Let’s start off with a Great Egret that just ... Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on September 15, 2012

River Otter With Breakfast

Back to the archives for one.  This is a River Otter at the Ridgefield NWR, chewing on breakfast.  Taken August 4, 2008, with my first DSLR, the Canon Rebel XT and a Canon EF 100-400mm L lens.  1/500, f8, 400mm, ISO400.  While the effects of a fairly heavy crop are evident (e ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on February 1, 2011

Bittern Hunting Frog

I was out on the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Jan. 26, 2011, and took a video of this efficient hunter catching an unfortunate frog.  Shot with my Canon 7D and Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Bittern Hunting Frog from Dennis Davenport on Vimeo. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Oddities, Woodpeckers on October 3, 2010

Frog on the back of a Downy Woodpecker

I was shooting at the Ridgefield NWR in Dec. 2009, and came across this Downy Woodpecker on a tree trunk.  I shot many frames of the bird and didn’t realize until I got home and viewed the shots in Lightroom, that the bird had a hitchhiker–a Pacific Tree Frog.  I ha ... Continue Reading