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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 8, 2016

Evening Ridgefield Flyer

This is a May 6, 2016, shot of a female Mallard at the Ridgefield NWR just before sunset.  As of May 1, refuge rules allow visitors to exit their vehicles.  I stood next to my truck in front of a marsh at sunset and waited for the ducks to fly.  Flight shooting is one of the f ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 7, 2016

Mallard Landing

A sunny visit to the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 7, 106, gave me this opportunity of a Mallard pair landing in one of the sloughs.  The female gets top billing here as she faced me and landed nicely in the green reflected part of the water.  I was originally waiting for a Great Blue H ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on November 23, 2015

In Unison

Mallards over Rest Lake at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 20, 2015, against a bright overcast sky. Canon 5D Mark III, 1.1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 3:36 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on October 7, 2015

Three at Sunset

Three Mallards pierce the sky as the sun was setting.  Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 5, 2015.  Please view LARGE. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 6:12 p.m. LARGE VIEW Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on September 25, 2015

Mallard in the Sky

Here’s another shot from my Aug. 26, 2015, outing at the Ridgefield NWR, of a Mallard in flight–this time with wings up.  On Sep. 6, I posted the same bird flying with her wings down. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:08 a.m. View LARGE. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on September 15, 2015

Incoming

While out duck hunting with my camera, Sep. 8, at the Ridgefield NWR, I got out of the truck and tried some flight shots handheld.  The marsh area south of Rest Lake had ducks (mostly Mallards) flying in and out of it constantly.  The area appears to still be bone dry as there ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on September 14, 2015

The Fab 4

Four Mallards stay together as they take to the skies at the Ridgefield NWR, Sep. 8, 2015. Best viewed LARGE! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 8:39 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on September 6, 2015

Mallard in Flight

A female Mallard in flight.  Taken at Ridgefield NWR in Washington state, Aug. 26, 2015. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:08 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on January 10, 2014

Nov. 22, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 I ...

I’m so behind on posting my shots again!  This post covers my day at Ridgefield NWR on Nov. 22, 2013.  The temperature was cold by western Oregon/Washington standards—about 21 degrees F when I started shooting this morning.  That’s a heatwave for many of you ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 1, 2013

Nov. 13, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 im ...

Hi, everyone!  I’m back for the Nov. 13, 2013, version of my Ridgefield NWR wildlife photo shoot.  Today again, I’m shooting a mix of all three of my possible focal lengths: 500mm, 700mm (with 1.4x), and 1000mm (with 2x).  I’m finding that, if I have adequate ... Continue Reading