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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 26, 2015

Ring-necked Duck on Green

Looking back a little in time at a late-winter Ring-necked Duck taken March 19, 2015 at Ridgefield, Washington.  I liked the green vegetation on the far shore reflecting on the water, giving the image some needed color. VIEW LARGE Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm, ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 10, 2015

Bathing is serious business!

On a Jan. 21, 2015, trip to the Ridgefield NWR, I was testing out my 500mm lens with a 2x extender attached on some ducks in the distance, when this Ring-necked Duck probably only 25 feet away in the slough next to the road starts taking a bath.  I swung the lens around and fire ... 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 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 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 Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 1, 2013

Springtime Rocks!

This Ring-necked Duck showed me his ring and wings today (May 1, 2013) at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.  Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f8, ISO 1250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens with 1.4x extender–total 560mm. 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

Posted in The Blog on January 25, 2013

Jan. 11, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 19 Photos ...

It’s January 11, 2013, at the Ridgefield NWR in southwest Washington state.  I’m back for another round of photos and a video.  Today’s weather was cool, crisp, and mostly sunny, yielding some nice water shots but introducing the higher chance of harsh shadows ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 10, 2012

May 25, 2012 – Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (16 ...

Hi all!  Today’s post will feature some of my shots taken on May 25.  It’s a special day for me as this is the first time I’ve taken my new Canon 7D out for an actual wildlife shoot.  You may recall that this camera was a prize for taking first place in the A ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on May 30, 2012

Grand Prize Canon 7D – First Shots – B ...

I recently received my new Canon 7D camera from Adoramapix.com as grand prize for being chosen winner in their, “Your Best Shot of 2011 Photo Contest.”  I haven’t met a photographer yet who doesn’t like getting new equipment and this was no exception for ... Continue Reading