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Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 25, 2015

Easy Pickins

One more Great Egret shot from my Aug. 11, 2015, shoot at the Ridgefield NWR.  This bird was making it look like an all you can eat buffet. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2500, f6.3, ISO 320, 700mm, 2:13 p.m. Continue Reading

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

The Plunge

During my Aug. 11, 2015, trip to Ridgefield, I spent some time watching this Great Egret hunt in some shallow water.  I tried to get some action shots of the bird plunging its bill into the water. This is one I liked.  The bird came up with a few small minnows and such at times ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 12, 2015

Ghost Egret

One of the few creatures even moving (within camera range) at the Ridgefield NWR, mid-afternoon on Aug. 11, 2015 (activity was very quiet in the afternoon), was this Great Egret, busy hunting in the shallow water. I took a bunch of shots. As I was reviewing them at home I noticed ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 30, 2015

Egret’s Departure

My previous posted image showed a Red-winged Blackbird harassing a Great Egret.  This is the same egret after it decided it wasn’t going to take it anymore and flew off.  I took the liberty of enhancing the background a bit in Photoshop to make the bird pop a little more. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 29, 2015

“I’m little but I can be annoying!R ...

April 23, 2015, at Ridgefield, Wa., I noticed a Red-winged Blackbird repeatedly diving at a Great Egret, which was apparently hunting a little too close to the blackbird’s nest.  After a minute or two, the Egret decided it wasn’t worth it and flew away. Canon 5D Mark ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on April 8, 2015

Joy of Flying

A March 6, 2015, image of a Great Egret blasting off into the bright sky over the Ridgefield NWR. LARGER VIEW Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 320, 700mm, 2:16 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Refuge Lookout

Mar. 6, 2015, Ridgefield NWR, a Great Egret has perched at the top of a 25-foot high tree.  Ninety-nine percent of the time these large birds are seen on the ground.  I was hoping it might fly toward me but it flew to the right, and away from me. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2500, f6.3, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery on February 27, 2015

White in Flight

A Feb. 13, 2015, image of a Great Egret in flight taken at the Ridgefield NWR. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm, 4:15 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on February 19, 2015

Inverted Egret Reflection

Here I flipped the photo of a water reflection upside down and processed it as a normal portrait.  The sky was blue and the water was so completely still that it reflected some nice detail in this Great Egret that was standing at the edge of the water. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on December 2, 2014

Frozen Egret on a Stick

To keep warm, Great Egrets and Herons, fluff up their feathers and hunker down.  This Great Egret was doing just that as it stood on the ice this morning at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 2, 2014. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 8:09 a.m. Continue Reading