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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 Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 20, 2013

Momma Great Horned Owl

This is an image of the female Great Horned Owl that visitors to the Ridgefield NWR have been fortunate to observe raise her young for the last 4 or 5 years.  I took this photo April 18, 2013 about a half mile away from the area that we are accustomed to seeing her this time of ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 13, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 31 Photos ...

I’m back at Ridgefield NWR just after sun up and ready for my second outing with my new camera, the Canon 5DMarkIII.  I continue to be elated with the increased number of focused shots that I have to choose from using this camera body.   You’ll quickly notice with ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 30, 2012

More Summer Shots: July 19 & Aug. 1, 2012 ...

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, my intentions were to post a “marathon” session of photos to get my posting caught up to the current date.  That didn’t work out so well, so I am now thinking I will begin posting my current day’s shoot relatively ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 5, 2012

July 13, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR

Here are a few shots from my visit to the Ridgefield NWR on July 13, 2012. This first shot was taken near the beginning of the auto tour route between posts #2 & 3.  The sun hadn’t yet fully emerged over the ridge so it might as well have been night time.  Flash is th ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 9, 2012

One of the Ridgefield Great Horned Owlets is Dead

I have some sad wildlife news to report today.  Regular followers of my blog will probably recall that the Ridgefield NWR is home to at least one family of Great Horned Owls (GHO) this year and has been for several previous years.  This year, the GHO parents had two offspring w ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 23, 2012

June 14, 2012 – Thur. – Ridgefield NWR

Greetings!  I went up to the Ridgefield NWR on June 14, 2012, and arrived around 7:15 a.m.  It’s another cloudy spring day but pleasant.  I’m always wary that this can be a favorite time for mosquitoes to come out and attack me.  They seem to like the shady area o ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I didn’t see anything too exotic or out of the ordinary on today’s shoot but I had some nice light in the early morning hours.  It’s always good to see the young owls are doing well, too. [Be sure to click once on the thumbnails for a larger, more detailed view ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 10, 2012

May 25, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (16 ...

Hi all!  Today’s post will feature some of my shots taken on May 25.  It’s a special day for me as this is the first time I’ve taken my new Canon 7D out for an actual wildlife shoot.  You may recall that this camera was a prize for taking first place in the A ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 21, 2012

May 2, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (19 ne ...

It’s May and visitors are now allowed to exit their vehicles at the refuge but still must stay on or near the road in most cases. I had heard that the Great Horned Owlets have fledged and was anxious to see if I could spot them.  It’s nice to know that we can now ste ... Continue Reading