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Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on June 10, 2012

Tree Topper

From the backyard of my niece’s house in Oregon City, Oregon, I captured this White-crowned Sparrow atop a pine tree, June  20, 2010.  I used a Canon 40D, 1/250, f7.1, ISO400, 400mm, Canon EF 100-400 L lens, with fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 25, 2011

Nov. 15, 2011- Tue. – Ridgefield NWR (22 photos ...

I love the increase in wildlife activity during the fall and winter months at Ridgefield NWR but trying to find a day when it’s not overcast with a thick layer of clouds all day is really tough.  Today was no exception.  The good thing was it didn’t rain until I lef ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 1, 2011

Great Blue Heron on Grass

A Blue Heron on a ridge of grass near the beginning of Ridgefield NWR’s 4-mile auto tour route.  Photographed with a Canon 7D, 1/1250. f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on November 1, 2011

Golden-crowned Sparrow

A Golden-crowned Sparrow, common at Ridgefield NWR during the cooler months.  Taken Oct. 17, 2011, with my Canon 7D, 1/640, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, and a slight amount of fill flash. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Kingfishers on October 25, 2011

Pro Angler

A handsome Belted Kingfisher looking for fish in the water below.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Oct. 17, 2011, with a Canon 7D, 1/500, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on August 11, 2011

Flight of the Heron

This Great Blue Heron did a fly-by while I was at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 10, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on June 5, 2011

Olive-sided Flycatcher in the Rain

This bird was a ‘lifer’ for me when I spotted it at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR, on May 26, 2011. I used my Canon 7D, 1/400, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens, with flash fill. Also, see the VIDEOS section for a video of this bird. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 5, 2011

Mt. Tabor Park – Portland, OR, May 31 & Jun ...

Because of its close proximity to my house, I went back to Mt. Tabor Park a couple more times.  Picture this park as a heavily wooded area where sunlight peaks through in only certain places and the rest is very dark shade.  This makes well lit shots difficult and usually requ ... Continue Reading

Posted in Videos on June 5, 2011

Olive-sided Flycatcher Video

Footage of an Olive-sided Flycatcher, taken on May 26, 2011, at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR.  Check out the still photos of this bird, too, on my blog posting for May 26, and also in the gallery under BIRD PHOTOS.  Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 3, 2011

Mt. Tabor Park – Portland, OR May 26, 2011

Greetings friends! I decided to take a break from the norm and try my luck at Mt. Tabor Park in Portland on this edition of The Blog.  The park is only about 20 minutes from my house so I made three trips there recently: May 26 & 31, and June 1.  The May 26 trip was by far, ... Continue Reading