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Posts Tagged ‘water’

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on April 16, 2016

It’s that time of year again

April 13, 2016, and I decided to stop near a small lake at the Ridgefield NWR, to shoot a colorful male Cinnamon Teal.  Within seconds he paddled over to his wife and they started doing the wild thing.  I’ve concluded that duck and geese guys don’t treat their ladie ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on February 7, 2016

Mallard Landing

A sunny visit to the Ridgefield NWR, Feb. 7, 106, gave me this opportunity of a Mallard pair landing in one of the sloughs.  The female gets top billing here as she faced me and landed nicely in the green reflected part of the water.  I was originally waiting for a Great Blue H ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on November 20, 2014

Early Morning Wader

Early on Nov. 10, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR, I spotted 3 Sandhill Cranes wading in some shallow water about a hundred feet away.  They spotted me–and since a hundred feet is way too close for these birds– they immediately began walking away.  I took this shot as ... Continue Reading

Posted in Herons, Bitterns, Cranes, Pelicans, etc. on October 24, 2013

Landing Gear Down

Taken at the Ridgefield NWR on Oct. 23, 2013, a Great Egret comes in for a landing as sunset nears.   Canon 5D Mark III, 1/8000, f5.6, ISO 640, 700mm (500 + 1.4x III). For a larger view, please click this Flickr Link. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 5, 2011

Mallard with water-covered head

I spotted this Mallard doing some rinsing off as it repeatedly dipped its head under water and allowed the water to run off its head in a smooth motion.  This shot was taken just as the head was lifted up out of the water.  Note the smooth sheeting coat the water has left on th ... Continue Reading

Posted in Non-Bird Gallery on March 15, 2011

Seeing Double

A Raccoon moves along the shoreline of one of the waterways at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Mar. 7, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/800, f5.6, ISO400, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 3, 2011

Pintail on a Winter’s Day

A Northern Pintail at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Feb. 25, 2011.  Taken with a Canon 7D, 1/2000, f5.6, ISO250, Canon 400mm f5.6L lens. Continue Reading