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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 26, 2016

Lightning fast take off

A sudden take off by this Hooded Merganser–I just hit the shutter and hoped.  Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2016.  I had shutter speed set at only 1/500 as it was quite dark–another reason I initially thought I’d missed this altogether. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark II ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 17, 2015

Just out of the beauty shop!

This Hooded Merganser just got her hair done and she can’t wait to see what her hubby thinks.  Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 13, 2015. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 2:49 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on November 20, 2014

Merganser Drake in Fall Colors

A Nov. 18, 2014, shot at the Ridgefield NWR, of a lone Hooded Merganser drake.  He appeared to be looking around for his mate.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 8:24 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on November 5, 2014

Murky Water Dweller

Among the birds I observed Oct. 27, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR, was this male Hooded Merganser.  He was a little further out than I would have liked but the deep green color of the water and his reflection intrigued me. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 9:14 a.m. ... 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 Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 30, 2014

Handsome Dude

March 24, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR, a male Hooded Merganser paddles by me in the waters of the Ash tree forest.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/320, f11, ISO 800, 1,000 mm. (500 + 2x III) Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 25, 2014

Dec. 30, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 16 Im ...

Hi, all!  Returning now with my last wildlife photo shoot of 2013, Dec. 30.  It was a gray and pretty dark day so I saw some fairly high ISO settings which meant some extra unwanted noise in some shots.  But I can’t blame it all on the high ISO—the person (me) behi ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 19, 2014

Dec. 26, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 12 Im ...

Here’s a batch of shots from my Dec. 26, 2013, excursion to the Ridgefield NWR. Starting off with a Double-crested Cormorant taking a look at me.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.   (8:33 a.m.)     I came across a small group of River Otters in the ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 24, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Im ...

Hello again!  It’s been over 3 weeks since I posted my last blog entry.  Sorry about that–it’s been a busy December at our house.   Today I’m working on images I made at Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 20, 2013.   Let’s get to the pictures on this bright, ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 25, 2013

Nov. 4, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 39 ima ...

Today’s shots are from Nov. 4th, 2013, when the weather was gray, cloudy, and showery.  I’m using a mixture of focal lengths today–some 500mm, 700mm, and 1000mm.  At the end of the day, it got dark very early due to the thick cloud cover and I tried some high ... Continue Reading