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Preview of Oct. 27 shoot at Ridgefield

Hi readers!  My blog entry on Wednesday’s shoot will need to wait a few days as we are painting our office.  This will delay getting the posting done.  But I am looking forward to selecting the photos I want to post and writing a play-by-play of the day. 

I visited the Ridgefield NWR yesterday and the weather was fantastic!  I had a great day shooting and haven’t counted exactly all the species of birds and animals I came across but it’s got to be between 15 and 20, I think!  I don’t believe I’ve ever had a more active day there in the 4 years I’ve been visiting Ridgefield.  I even got a new bird for my life list yesterday–can’t wait to tell you about it!

I have posted ONE of the kestrel flight shots from Wednesday on Flickr.  And, I have a second frame of that kestrel flying towards me, that I will post exclusively on my blog and website.  I’m trying not to duplcate every photo on both sites.  Please visit my Flickr page via the link on the homepage.

I also took a lot of flight shots yesterday of cranes and harriers and had better luck with them using the 7D.  I think I have found an AF setting that works better for me.  I’ll tell you about this as well as post a whole bunch of shots that I hope you will like.  So please stay tuned and come back to read about my exciting shooting day (exciting for ME anyway!), Oct. 27, 2010.

I can’t promise exactly when I will have the entry posted–it depends on how long the painting takes!  Happy shooting and see you soon!

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2 Responses to “Preview of Oct. 27 shoot at Ridgefield”

  1. Kim says:

    Most active day ever?? New bird for the list??? AWESOME! Can’t wait to hear more about both of them and see all your pictures! 🙂

    • Dennis says:

      Yes Kimi! It was an exciting day! In one spot, I had 5-6 different types of sparrows within about 20 feet and all within a half hour. I think I got shots of all of them, too. Had a great time!

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