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Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on May 14, 2015

Tree Swallow Landing

Here’s another Tree Swallow image from a March 19, 2015, series I shot at the Ridgefield NWR. VIEW LARGE Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1000, 500mm, 10:43 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on March 19, 2015

Swallow on Teasel

The appearance of swallows buzzing around the refuge–more than almost anything else– announces that spring is imminent.  Today, March 19, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, I stopped in the woods and noticed all the tree swallows clamoring to make claim on their choice of ... Continue Reading

Posted in Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 20, 2014

Young Swallow on the Road

While driving the auto tour route of the Ridgefield NWR, July 16, 2014, I approached this young Tree Swallow hunkered down on the gravel road in front of me.  I had to steer around it when I passed and expected it to fly when I did.  Checking my rear view mirrors, the bird was ... 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 Swallows, Sparrows, Warblers and smaller on July 9, 2014

These ‘guys’ are fast!

A fairly strong wind greeted me Monday afternoon at the Ridgefield NWR on July 7, 2014, along with a mix of mostly Tree Swallows, blackbirds, and herons.  Suffice it to say that it was a relatively low-activity day.  As I drove around this one corner of the auto tour road (mark ... 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 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