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

Takeoff from an icy runway

Jan. 7, 2016 – my first time out shooting in 2016.  The Ridgefield NWR had been closed due to icy conditions for three days prior and I was happy to see it open again.  As I drove around the auto tour route, I could see why officials kept the area closed for safety.  Alm ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 1, 2015

Mirrored Shoveler

About a half hour prior to sunset, this Northern Shoveler hen was paddling perpendicular to me on a still water surface.  Nove. 27, 2015, Ridgefield NWR. VIEWLARGE! 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 3:45 pm Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 18, 2015

Flight of the Shoveler

A Northern Shoveler takes flight near sundown at the Ridgefield NWR, April 17, 2015. VIEW LARGE Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 6:27 p.m. Continue Reading

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

Dance of the Shoveler

This shot is from a month ago (March 6, 2015) at the Ridgefield NWR.  It was nice of the duck to be facing me when he did the wing flap. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm, 4:56 p.m.   Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 21, 2014

Big-billed Beauty

One of the features I really like about the Canon 7D Mark II is its 1.6x crop factor when coupled with a 1000mm lens combo set up (500 + 2x).  This Northern Shoveler and several other species were not too far away, but far enough that I probably wouldn’t have bothered even ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 2, 2014

Jan. 21, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 21I ...

Here’s a set of photos from my January 21, 2014, outing at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state. Starting with a Northern Harrier in hunting mode (from a distance).     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm.  For the first 5 images please click once on the im ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 20, 2014

Shoveler Portrait

A Northern Shoveler drake photographed at sunset on the Ridgefield NWR, March 7, 2014.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm. A larger version of the image can be viewed on my Flickr page. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on April 2, 2014

Mar. 21, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR – 40 Im ...

Hi again, everybody!  I’m so far behind in getting posts up on The Blog that I am skipping forward to my March 21, 2014, photo shoot at the Ridgefield NWR, where I clicked off about a thousand frames and ended up with 40 shots to share. Regarding the LensAlign MkII AF cali ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on June 19, 2013

Slobbering Duck

Here’s a Northern Shoveler not exactly minding his manners.  Based on the colors of this duck, it may be a juvenile.  Taken June 17, 2013, at Ridgefield NWR.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f6.3, ISO 1600, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 5, 2013

Jan. 18, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 15 Photos ...

It’s another mostly sunny day at the Ridgefield NWR in southwest Washington state.  I decided to shoot from around noon until sunset today instead of catching the sunrise.  Temperatures were in the upper 20’s to lower 30’s, so there was some ice around. Speaki ... Continue Reading