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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

May 23rd, 2010 Lane

Today I went on a bird tour of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge with my friends Chris and Maureen. Chris had won the photo-tour at an auction last year and was nice enough to invite me along. Our guide, Roger, took us on a drive around the refuge pointing out and educating us about all the amazing wildlife in this area just north of Vancouver, Washington.

I learned a lot about the birds and also learned how difficult it is to capture these birds in their native surroundings. I took all of these images with my Nikon D300 and a 300mm f/2.8 lens (which was borrowed from a friend at work. I’ve also performed some drastic cropping on the images so you can see the birds as more than just a speck amongst the brown trees and bright white clouds.

Red-tail hawk being pestered by a smaller bird

Juvenile Great Horned Owl

Two male wood ducks

Cedar Waxwing

Great blue heron in flight

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  1. Bobby Teraichi
    May 27th, 2010 at 14:29 | #1

    Thanks for introducing me your nice pictures.

  2. September 17th, 2011 at 15:22 | #2

    Hey there, haven’t been by for awhile, but since I have new camera, I’ll drop in more often!

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