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Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on September 9, 2015

“I Like What I See!”

This male Osprey couldn’t have picked a better spot to stop and hover, allowing me to shoot out my truck window.  It stayed around until for couple of minutes until another Osprey joined it, when they decided to change locations. Best viewed LARGE! Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600 ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 14, 2014

Male Osprey at Sunrise

On June 30, 2014, I went back to the Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield in hopes of observing a high-activity nest with  2 or 3 young birds hopping around in it waiting for a parent to bring them their next meal. Unfortunately, all I saw was a nest with zero activity.  The b ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 5, 2014

Delivering food for the new family

I went back to the Osprey nest and discovered that the adults were behaving much differently, as in not spending time incubating eggs.  Instead, they were off to the side of the nest feeding fish to the chicks–chicks that I could not see from my vantage point.  This shot ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 22, 2014

Mom and Dad Portrait

A May 21, 2014, shot of the Osprey pair at Ridgefield, Wa.  I didn’t have the light today that I had a couple weeks ago here.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 1600, 700mm. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 19, 2014

May 7, 2014 – Ridgefield NWR and Port of Rid ...

Today, May 7, I had a great time shooting an Osprey nest at the Port of Ridgefield on the Lake River.   I visited here for the first time a few days before this shoot in the afternoon and the sun was not where I wanted it to be.  So I came back on May 7 at sun up when the sun w ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 13, 2014

On a Mission

A shot of the female Osprey immediately after launch from the nest.  Taken May 7, 2014, in Ridgefield, Wa.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 640, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on May 7, 2014

“Honey, I’m Home!”

Osprey pair at nest in Ridgefield, Washington, taken in early morning hours of May 7, 2014.  I believe in this case it is the female that has just returned “home.”  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f4.5, ISO 400, 500mm. 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 Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on August 1, 2013

Osprey Take Off

About 60-70 feet up a tree, an Osprey strikes an awesome pose taking off from its perch.  Taken July 9, 2013, at Ridgefield NWR, in Washington state.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 1250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on June 26, 2013

Expert Fisherbird

A May 20, 2013 shot of an Osprey in flight.  Although it doesn’t look like it here, the morning (6:47 a.m.) was quite dark and required an ISO setting of 3200.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO3200, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading