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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 3, 2014

New Life in the Forest

This Great Horned Owlet has been visible at the refuge to visitors for a couple of weeks but it’s the first look I have had of the cute youngster.  Taken on a fairly dark, overcast morning, June 2, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/250, f4, ISO 2000, 500 ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on April 2, 2014

Mar. 21, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 40 Im ...

Hi again, everybody!  I’m so far behind in getting posts up on The Blog that I am skipping forward to my March 21, 2014, photo shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, where I clicked off about a thousand frames and ended up with 40 shots to share. Regarding the LensAlign MkII AF cali ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 1, 2013

Nov. 13, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 im ...

Hi, everyone!  I’m back for the Nov. 13, 2013, version of my Ridgefield NWR wildlife photo shoot.  Today again, I’m shooting a mix of all three of my possible focal lengths: 500mm, 700mm (with 1.4x), and 1000mm (with 2x).  I’m finding that, if I have adequate ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 28, 2013

Wise One

I spotted this Great Horned Owl again at Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 13, 2013.  It was exciting to have a fairly open shot at camera level.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/400, f5.6, ISO 1000, 700mm. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 10, 2013

Nov. 3, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 24 Ima ...

Today, Nov. 3rd, is my first Sunday visit ever to the Ridgefield NWR.  So much was going on at home this week I wasn’t able to get here on a weekday.  I usually avoid weekends since there are usually more cars here.  Today was a pretty busy day and the cloudy, showery we ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 3, 2013

Fall Great Horned Owl

I was pleased to spot this Great Horned Owl in the woods at Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 3, 2013.   It was nice it had perched only about 8 feet off the ground.  I hadn’t seen one in months!   The morning was sunny and bright while the afternoon was darker with some showers.  T ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 6, 2013

May 31, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 Ne ...

Here’s a group of shots from back on May 31, 2013.  I was getting a greater variety of birds back in the Spring compared to summertime.  The Pileated Woodpecker–my previously crowned Nemesis Bird–is no longer that. Finally, after almost 7 years of shooting I c ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2013

May 20, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 21 Ne ...

Well, it’s been almost 2 months since my last blog post describing my shooting day!  After an update to WordPress back in May, I was unable to upload images to my website.  I contacted both my host and WordPress –neither had the answer.  I even looked into getting ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 6, 2013

Great Horned Owlet Hanging Upside-Down (37 sec.)

I came across this Great Horned Owlet on May 2, 2012, at the Ridgefield NWR.  After taking many still shots I decided to turn on my DSLR’s video function to get some footage.  I had my 400mm lens attached to the camera and holding the camera still was virtually impossible ... 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