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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 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 March 17, 2011

“Anybody got a towel?”

This American Kestrel looks fed up with the rain at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.  Taken on March 17, 2011, with a Canon 7D, 1/800, f5.6, ISO1250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

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

American Kestrel in Morning Light

A plump American Kestrel sits atop a speed limit sign at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 1, 2011.  Canon 7D, f6.3, 1/1250, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on December 8, 2010

American Kestrel Portrait

This male American Kestrel was comfortable letting me approach in my vehicle to within about ten feet of the sign he was perched on.  Taken at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 29, 2010 using a Canon 7D, 1/500, f6.3, ISO1600, +2/3 EV, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 1, 2010

Eye on the Prey

The first of two frames of this kestrel leaving his perch to catch an unfortunate victim.  Taken at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 27, 2010 using a Canon 7d, 1/2500, f6.3, 400mm, ISO2000, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on November 1, 2010

American Kestrel: Eye on the Prey 2

A second frame of this kestrel’s flight for his prey.  Taken at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 27, 2010.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/3200, f6.3, 400mm, ISO2000, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 3, 2010

“Nice Floor Plan…”

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Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 1, 2010

Hovering Beauty

This was taken in May 2008 with the Canon XT body and the 100-400 f5.6L lens.  I was driving along the Ridgefield NWR auto tour route heading for the main parking lot on the 2-way road.  As I rounded the corner into the lot, I spotted this Kestrel hovering about 60 feet up and ... Continue Reading