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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 8, 2017

Pretty Feathers

A Savannah Sparrow beginning a tail and wing stretch at the Ridgefield NWR, May 2, 2017. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm, 11:12 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 31, 2016

“I’m so tired, my tired’s tired! ...

I really don’t think this Savannah Sparrow is tired, but he looks exhausted in this image.  I believe he was trying to scratch his neck on the post and he did it very quickly.  These sparrows are sitting atop almost every sign and post along the auto tour this time of yea ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 16, 2015

Don’t ‘Bug’ Me!

This Savannah Sparrow was chirping and holding this grasshopper for the longest time, July 14, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, giving me all sorts of poses.  The bug was so big that it covered up the bird’s face in most of the shots!  Lots of these birds around the fields of ... 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 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 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 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 May 17, 2013

May 9, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 43 New ...

In my previous posting (May 1), I went out to my local refuge and shot the 1.4x II extender attached to my Canon 400mm f5.6L lens.  Today I took off the extender and used the bare 400mm f5.6L lens, which is my typical set up.  I’ll give the 1.4x III a try next time. It wa ... 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 January 16, 2013

Jan. 4, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 17 Photos ...

Happy New Year to all!  Welcome to my first photo shoot of 2013–Jan. 4.   I was hoping for some clearing today but all I got was overcast skies with no sign of the sun peeking through.  Temperatures ranged from the low 30’s (F) to the low 40’s.  Many of toda ... Continue Reading