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Posts Tagged ‘red-winged blackbird’

Posted in Thrushes, Blackbirds, Waxwings and midsized on September 23, 2014

Immature Red-winged Blackbird

An immature Red-winged Blackbird greets the morning clinging to a cattail as yellow Marsh Marigolds lighten up the background to set off this really pretty bird.  I particularly like the intricate buff/brown edging on the feathers.  For many birds, the closer we get, the better ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 11, 2014

July 7, 2014 – East side of Mt. Hood, OR � ...

Several factors made me decide to try something different for today’s (July 7, 2014) photo shoot.  One, Ridgefield NWR is relatively quiet this time of year and the grass is very high, making shots that I could easily take in winter, very difficult now.  Two, I am in need ... 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 The Blog on September 22, 2013

Sep. 18, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 9 Ne ...

You know, it’s like pulling teeth getting shots this time of year.  Occasionally, I’ll luck out and get a bunch of decent opportunities in summer but today (Sep. 18), I spent six hours and only shot 300 frames.  I’m really looking forward to fall migration and ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2013

May 20, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 21 Ne ...

Well, it’s been almost 2 months since my last blog post describing my shooting day!  After an update to WordPress back in May, I was unable to upload images to my website.  I contacted both my host and WordPress –neither had the answer.  I even looked into getting ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 3, 2013

May 1, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 22 Phot ...

I had been keeping an eye out for Canon’s firmware update to the 5D Mark III and it finally appeared on April 30.  One of the features of the update allows auto focus with the center focus point when a lens and extender with a maximum aperture of f8 is attached.  Prior to ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on August 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I didn’t see anything too exotic or out of the ordinary on today’s shoot but I had some nice light in the early morning hours.  It’s always good to see the young owls are doing well, too. [Be sure to click once on the thumbnails for a larger, more detailed view ... 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

Posted in The Blog on May 23, 2012

Apr. 9, 2012 – Mon. – Ridgefield NWR (18 n ...

Today was my first bout with mosquitoes this season and they kind of snuck up on me near the end of today’s photo shoot at Ridgefield NWR (Apr. 9).  I didn’t notice them until I was driving through the wooded area of the auto tour between 6 and 7 pm.  This was one o ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on April 4, 2012

Feb. 15, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR (25 ...

  Welcome to another cloudy winter day in the Pacific Northwest.  Today, Feb. 15, I’m back at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to continue my quest for pictures of wildlife in the wild.  Glad you are able to join me! My first stop is between posts #5 & 6, ... Continue Reading