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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

Posted in The Blog on October 12, 2013

Oct. 10, 2013 – Salish Ponds Wetland Park, F ...

It’s October 10, and my ‘home’ wildlife refuge is still closed to the public.  I couldn’t go any longer without getting out and shooting, so I asked my daughter, Kimi, if she would go shooting with me at a wildlife area that is just minutes from my home, ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 6, 2013

May 31, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 Ne ...

Here’s a group of shots from back on May 31, 2013.  I was getting a greater variety of birds back in the Spring compared to summertime.  The Pileated Woodpecker–my previously crowned Nemesis Bird–is no longer that. Finally, after almost 7 years of shooting I c ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on August 30, 2013

“Sitting Duck”

A female Mallard poses for me surrounded by duck weed at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 27, 2013.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 1000, Canon 500mm f4L IS II lens + 1.4x III. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 25, 2013

Aug. 23, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 29 Ne ...

Hi all!  Back with some shots of my Aug. 23 trip to the Ridgefield NWR.  I’ve added a new Canon 500mm f/4 lens to my gear.  Today’s shoot uses it with and without the 1.4x extender attached.  August is probably the least active time of the year for wildlife in gen ... Continue Reading

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 November 20, 2012

Nov. 14, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Photos ...

I headed back out to the Ridgefield NWR, in SW Washington State, last Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.   My weather website had told me that there would be some clearing but mostly cloudy.  It turns out it was dark, 100% cloud cover, with even some fog for much of the day.   I sure d ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 23, 2012

June 14, 2012 – Thur. – Ridgefield NWR

Greetings!  I went up to the Ridgefield NWR on June 14, 2012, and arrived around 7:15 a.m.  It’s another cloudy spring day but pleasant.  I’m always wary that this can be a favorite time for mosquitoes to come out and attack me.  They seem to like the shady area o ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I didn’t see anything too exotic or out of the ordinary on today’s shoot but I had some nice light in the early morning hours.  It’s always good to see the young owls are doing well, too. [Be sure to click once on the thumbnails for a larger, more detailed view ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2012

May 29, 2012 – Tue. – Tualatin River NWR & ...

This morning, May 29, I decided to do something different and drive over to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR), in Sherwood, Oregon, instead of Ridgefield (my ‘home base’).  Both refuges are about the same driving distance (35 minutes) from my house. ... Continue Reading