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Dec. 26, 2013 – Ridgefield NWR – 12 Images

Here’s a batch of shots from my Dec. 26, 2013, excursion to the Ridgefield NWR.

Starting off with a Double-crested Cormorant taking a look at me.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.   (8:33 a.m.)

 

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I came across a small group of River Otters in the slough near marker #2.    5D Mark III, 1/800, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.   (9:11 a.m.)

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And a handsome Hooded Merganser.     5D Mark III, 1/800, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm.   (11:02 a.m.)

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Great Blue Heron in preening mode.     5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm.   (11:15 a.m.)

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A pair of Buffleheads in South Rest Lake.    5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 3200, 500mm.   (1:07 p.m.)

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A very long distance shot of a fairly rare (at this refuge) Rough-legged Hawk.  Note the Northern Harrier in the background on the post.    5D Mark III, 1/1000, f4, ISO 1600, 500mm.   (1:20 p.m.)

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Immature Bald Eagle who wouldn’t look at me.    5D Mark III, 1/400, f8, ISO 1600, 1000mm.   (1:41 p.m.)

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Male Bufflehead.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f8, ISO 1600, 1000mm.   (1:59 p.m.)

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Female Bufflehead.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f8, ISO 1600, 1000mm.   (2:01 p.m.)

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And my favorite shot of the day, a Northern Harrier.     5D Mark III, 1/400, f8, ISO 2000, 1000mm.   (2:05 p.m.)

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That does it for Dec. 26.  Thanks for dropping by to look!  I’ll continue to try to catch up with my postings.   Take care.

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