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Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on September 18, 2015

One-eyed Bandit in the Grass

After an emergency closure that took up almost all of the morning at the Ridgefield NWR, I finally got in about 11:10 a.m.  The closure had something to do with the railroad crossing near the access bridge.  Between markers #6 & 7, I saw a group of one adult and 4 kid racco ... Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on November 29, 2014

Bandits in Formation

Raccoons were working the far shore of the lake at the Ridgefield NWR, Nov. 10, 2014.  The reflection was just icing on the cake.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 7:58 a.m. 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 Non-Bird Gallery on December 17, 2013

Curious ‘Coon

A Dec. 9, 2013, image of a young raccoon (and a sibling in the background).  I barely noticed these two had climbed up inside this hollow snag on the side of the road.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/500, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 10, 2013

Nov. 3, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 24 Ima ...

Today, Nov. 3rd, is my first Sunday visit ever to the Ridgefield NWR.  So much was going on at home this week I wasn’t able to get here on a weekday.  I usually avoid weekends since there are usually more cars here.  Today was a pretty busy day and the cloudy, showery we ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 3, 2013

Oct. 23, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 24 I ...

I guess I’ll call this 700mm day at Ridgefield!  That’s the set up I used to shoot all the images on today’s blog post.  Canon’s 500mm + Canon’s 1.4x III teleconverter.   These are shots from Oct. 23, 2013, another rare fall sunny day in the Pacif ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on September 14, 2013

Sep. 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 Ne ...

Continuing now with some more wildlife shots taken at Ridgefield on Sep. 9, 2013.  Had a decent day as far as variety goes but no lifers.  I took some shots with the 500 alone and some shots coupled with the 1.4x III extender. Let’s start off with a Great Egret that just ... Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on January 8, 2013

Raccoon Hunting

This is another shot of the earlier raccoon entitled, “Hunting is Serious Business.”   Here the raccoon is feeling the bottom of the creek with its paws hoping to come across something to eat.   Taken at the Ridgefield NWR, Aug. 8, 2012, with a Canon 7D, 1/1600, f6. ... Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on August 11, 2012

“Hunting is serious business!”

This little guy was swimming in the green muck trying to catch something.  Then he stopped to check me out.  Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 8, 2012 with a Canon 7D, 1/1600, f6.3, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on June 21, 2012

May 2, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (19 ne ...

It’s May and visitors are now allowed to exit their vehicles at the refuge but still must stay on or near the road in most cases. I had heard that the Great Horned Owlets have fledged and was anxious to see if I could spot them.  It’s nice to know that we can now ste ... Continue Reading