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Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 9, 2016

Ducky Portrait

A female Wood Duck out sunbathing on a log.  Her mate was a few feet to the right, out of the picture.  Ridgefield NWR, May 6, 2016. Canon 7D Mark II, 1/2000, f4, ISO 400, 500mm, 1:53 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on March 30, 2016

Wood Duck in Spring Green

One of the final shots of the day at the Ridgefield NWR, March 23, 2016.  Not my best Wood Duck shot but I liked the green surrounding this colorful male. LARGEVIEW! Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm, 3:48 p.m. Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on July 23, 2014

Preening Wood Duck on Perch

Wood Ducks, especially the males, have some of the most beautiful plumage.  They nest in trees and are related to Mandarin Ducks of Asia.  This shot was taken May 21, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR in Washington state.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 640, 500mm. 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 September 6, 2013

May 31, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 23 Ne ...

Here’s a group of shots from back on May 31, 2013.  I was getting a greater variety of birds back in the Spring compared to summertime.  The Pileated Woodpecker–my previously crowned Nemesis Bird–is no longer that. Finally, after almost 7 years of shooting I c ... Continue Reading

Posted in The Blog on July 31, 2013

May 20, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 21 Ne ...

Well, it’s been almost 2 months since my last blog post describing my shooting day!  After an update to WordPress back in May, I was unable to upload images to my website.  I contacted both my host and WordPress –neither had the answer.  I even looked into getting ... Continue Reading

Posted in Ducks, Grebes, Cormorants, Swans, etc. on May 26, 2013

Wood Duck Calling

This Wood Duck was calling out continually for quite a while at the Ridgefield NWR, May 20, 2013.  This is arguably the most colorful duck we have in this region of the country.  Icing on the cake was that he was out of water, on a moss covered perch, and with a decent backgrou ... 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 August 6, 2012

June 6, 2012 – Wed. – Ridgefield NWR ̵ ...

I didn’t see anything too exotic or out of the ordinary on today’s shoot but I had some nice light in the early morning hours.  It’s always good to see the young owls are doing well, too. [Be sure to click once on the thumbnails for a larger, more detailed view ... Continue Reading