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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 28, 2016

Swan Wingflap

December 19, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR, I was shooting some of the swan action out in Rest Lake. Here’s a wingflap by one of the males. Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1600, f5.6, ISO 800, 700mm, 1:53 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on December 12, 2014

Flight of the Swan

Swans galore at the Ridgefield NWR, Dec. 2., 2014, many lying down, and walking around, on ice-covered waterways.  This photo is of a Tundra Swan that had just taken flight. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f7.1, ISO 320, 500mm, 9:40 a.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on November 28, 2014

Graceful Tundra

Hundreds (if not thousands) of Tundra Swans blanket Rest Lake at the Ridgefield NWR this time of the year and this is a shot of one coming in for a landing.  It’s always fun to see the swans use the refuge for a resting place and a spot to replenish their stamina with much ... 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 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 6, 2013

Dec. 27, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 15 Photo ...

Welcome back!  It’s my last shoot of 2012 and I’m back at the Ridgefield NWR at sun up, Dec. 27 and ready to go.  ISO settings ranged from 800 to 2500 for today’s pictures.  Light varied throughout the day.   I’m starting off with a shot of some Tu ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on November 13, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012 – Ridgefield NWR – 31 Photos ...

I’m back at Ridgefield NWR just after sun up and ready for my second outing with my new camera, the Canon 5DMarkIII.  I continue to be elated with the increased number of focused shots that I have to choose from using this camera body.   You’ll quickly notice with ... 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

Posted in The Blog on December 17, 2011

Dec. 9, 2011- Fri. – Ridgefield NWR (11 photos)

A super day, weather-wise, greeted me at the Ridgefield NWR this morning as I arrived around sun up (about 8 a.m.).  Surprisingly, there was little fog and more blue sky than I’ve seen at the refuge in a long time. I had received an email and a call yesterday (Dec. 8 ) fro ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on December 8, 2011

Nov. 25, 2011- Fri. – Ridgefield NWR – Par ...

Welcome to the 2nd part of my Nov. 25th wildlife photography shooting.  These next 4 photos are of Tundra Swans at Rest Lake on the Ridgefield NWR.  These swans are annual visitors and there are hundreds if not thousands of them out on the lake preening, feeding and resting. Th ... Continue Reading