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Posted in The Blog on January 25, 2013

Jan. 11, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 19 Photos ...

It’s January 11, 2013, at the Ridgefield NWR in southwest Washington state.  I’m back for another round of photos and a video.  Today’s weather was cool, crisp, and mostly sunny, yielding some nice water shots but introducing the higher chance of harsh shadows ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 15, 2012

Dec. 5, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 29 Photos ...

It was an awesome day weather-wise today, Dec. 5, at the Ridgefield NWR.  There were some clouds hanging around but also plenty of clearing to allow some light to shine through.  The beautiful light was filtered by a thin layer of clouds for much of the day, reducing some of th ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on April 29, 2012

Mar. 23, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (15 ...

Greetings!  I’m getting a wee bit closer to catching up with my blog posts.  Today’s post is about a month late but my last few were closer to two months late so I’m doing a little better.  Today’s weather was comfortable and I actually saw some blue sk ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 25, 2012

Handsome Hooded Merganser

Here’s a Hooded Merganser drake taken at the Ridgefield NWR on Feb. 8, 2012.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/250, f5.6, ISO1600, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens with fill flash.  Lightroom 4 was used to reduce noise levels. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on March 25, 2012

Feb. 8, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (13 P ...

As I recall, Feb. 8 at the Ridgefield NWR was very dreary and dark (I’m writing this about 6 weeks later).  It was another one of those high ISO days.  All the photos I’m posting today were taken at either ISO 800 or 1600, except for the nutria shot, which was shot ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 7, 2011

Hooded Merganser with Meal

A female merganser makes a fish, a meal, at the Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 25, 2011. This photo won 2nd place in the 2012 Ridgefield NWR photo contest, put on by the Friends of Ridgefield NWR. Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading