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Posted in The Blog on November 20, 2012

Nov. 14, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Photos ...

I headed back out to the Ridgefield NWR, in SW Washington State, last Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.   My weather website had told me that there would be some clearing but mostly cloudy.  It turns out it was dark, 100% cloud cover, with even some fog for much of the day.   I sure d ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 8, 2012

Nov. 2, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 33 Photos ...

Hi all!  I’m excited to be back with another installment of my photo shoots at Ridgefield NWR.  Today (11/2) was my first opportunity to get out and shoot with my new Canon 5D Mark III body.  It’s amazing how much this camera feels like a 7D although it may be a li ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on March 24, 2012

Harrier in Morning Sun

This Northern Harrier just took flight from a post on the east side of Rest Lake at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2012. This picture was selected for publishing in the Clark County, WA., book, “Clark County and Southwest Washington,” by Pediment Publishing. Taken with ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 28, 2012

Surveying the Land

A Northern Harrier perches on a post at the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 23, 2012.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/400, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 7, 2012

Close up of “The Catch”

This photo is a close up version of the “One Gave All” shot posted earlier.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/2500, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, on Jan. 11, 2012, at the Ridgefield NWR.  A version of this photo won the Oregon Wild 2012 Photo Contest in the Wildlif ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 7, 2012

Northern Harrier in the Sun

A Northern Harrier hen at the Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 11, 2012.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 6, 2012

Jan. 11, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (23 ...

I have to admit that I’ve been so busy working on my Digital Bird Photography articles that I’ve gotten way behind in my blog postings.  In fact, I don’t remember what the weather was like on January 11 at the refuge!  (I need to take better notes!)  But, by the look ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 11, 2012

One Gave All

This female Northern Harrier shows off her hunting skills by picking out a vole for her afternoon snack.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/2500, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR, Jan. 11, 2012.  View a larger image in the Bird Gallery under Raptors. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 5, 2011

Northern Harrier in Fall

A female Northern Harrier does low circles in front of me at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 17, 2011.  These skillful hunters can change direction on a dime in mid-flight.  Taken using my Canon 7D, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 5, 2011

Oct. 17, 2011- Mon. – Ridgefield NWR: Part 2 (6 ...

Greetings!  I’m back with the remaining shots from my Oct. 17, 2011, outing at the Ridgefield NWR, in southwest Washington state.  I’ll get right to it! Up near post #4, I had the sun shining from my left to right, making nice light on this Northern Harrier doing lo ... Continue Reading