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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 December 30, 2011

Sharp-shinned Hawk – Juvenile

A surprise find at the Ridgefield NWR on Dec. 16, 2011!  I was finishing a loop of the auto tour and driving by the tree next to the “office” and saw the bird perched there from my driver’s side window.  At first I thought it might be an American Kestrel based ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 17, 2011

Dec. 9, 2011- Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (11 photos)

A super day, weather-wise, greeted me at the Ridgefield NWR this morning as I arrived around sun up (about 8 a.m.).  Surprisingly, there was little fog and more blue sky than I’ve seen at the refuge in a long time. I had received an email and a call yesterday (Dec. 8 ) fro ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 20, 2011

Nov. 7, 2011- Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (35 images, ...

I arrived at the refuge too early for pictures as it was still dark.  I started out around the auto tour anyway and saw and heard wildlife but there was little point in photographing it….until I got to post 8 at the Kiwa Trail parking area. There I was greeted by 3 coyotes w ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 14, 2011

Oct. 26, 2011- Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (25 photos) ...

Welcome back! It was still pretty dark when I pulled into the parking lot of the Ridgefield NWR today–about 7:00 a.m.  For many shots, I used ISO800 or higher today, except on a few select shots when the sun tried to peak through the heavy overcast.  Not the greatest day ... 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

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on April 27, 2011

“Dang, it’s cold out here!”

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk looks awful cold at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 13, 2009.  Taken with a Canon 40D, 1/320, f7.1, 260mm, ISO400, Canon 100-400mmL lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 29, 2010

Red-tailed Hawk Profile

This bird let me drive right up to it at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Dec. 17, 2010.  Canon 7D, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO1250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 26, 2010

An Embarrassing Moment

Here’s a Red-tailed Hawk looking like he has “chicken legs.”  I caught this in January 2009 at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.  Canon Rebel XT, 1/2000, f8, ISO400, 400mm, Canon 100-400mm L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 26, 2010

Red-tailed Hawk Portrait

I snapped this portrait in January 2010, at the Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state.  These hawks seem to be more tolerant in winter, of visitors driving by them within eight feet of the sign or post they are perched on.  Taken with a Canon 40D, 1/250, f6.3, ISO400, 260mm, Ca ... Continue Reading