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Posts Tagged ‘peregrine falcon’

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 13, 2016

Five years ago, Oct. 13, 2011

Five years ago today, 10/13/2011, a Peregrine Falcon portrait taken at the Ridgefield NWR.  The tree this bird is perched on has since blown over–once a great place to shoot many raptors close up.  We still see these falcons at the refuge occasionally today but hardly eve ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on July 2, 2015

200 mph bird, at rest

Early morning at Ridgefield NWR, June 24, 2015.  I observed a raptor on a tree a football field away.  My binoculars told me it was a Peregrine Falcon. I liked the light so I attached the 2x extender to my 500 and began shooting frames.  While the shot lacks some detail due to ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on January 22, 2015

Surprise in the Mist

While driving the auto tour road through dense fog at the Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 6, 2015, I spotted a bird on the left edge of the road in front of me.  I could not ID the bird at first due to the fog but I was pretty sure it was a raptor–and most likely a Red-tailed Hawk. ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 25, 2014

Dec. 30, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 16 Im ...

Hi, all!  Returning now with my last wildlife photo shoot of 2013, Dec. 30.  It was a gray and pretty dark day so I saw some fairly high ISO settings which meant some extra unwanted noise in some shots.  But I can’t blame it all on the high ISO—the person (me) behi ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on February 11, 2014

Dec. 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 19 Ima ...

Hi, friends!  Today’s blog post covers pictures I took on Dec. 9, 2013.  It was cold, gray, and icy out. One excuse for my slowness in getting this post done is because I’ve been setting up a new PC.  My old PC is 4 years old and lately has been running at a crawl. ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on October 27, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 I ...

Well, this is my first wildlife shoot since the Ridgefield NWR re-opened due to the government shutdown (which I don’t even want to think about let alone talk about!)  I’d much rather talk about photographing birds and other wildlife, which is what I plan to do here. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on October 21, 2013

Peregrine Falcon at Rest

This beautiful Peregrine Falcon was preening atop a tree almost 200 feet away.  The sun was low, casting a warm light on the bird.   Taken at Ridgefield NWR on Oct. 18, 2013. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f8, ISO 1250, 1000mm (500 + 2x 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 February 18, 2012

Jan. 27, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (20 ...

Greetings all!  I’m here with the 27th of January’s episode of my Ridgefield photo shoots.  I arrived at sun up and the refuge greeted me with fairly heavy fog–fog that did not really lift all day.  There were spots on the refuge where the fog would clear up ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Raptors and Birds of Prey (plus Vultures and Shrikes) on February 2, 2012

“Hangin’ On!”

A beautiful Peregrine Falcon hangs onto a perch at the Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 27, 2012.  Taken with my Canon 7D, 1/800, f5.6, ISO800, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading