Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge - in the heat

We made a spontaneous afternoon trip to Ridgefield this afternoon. It was so hot though, there wasn't as much to see as last time. The birds were definitly either elsewhere, or laying low.

But there were critters around, playing in the algae in the ditches



 And lots of Heron photo opportunities







This is my favorite shot, it would have been perfect if the blades of grass hadn't got in the way on the left.





I'm also not too happy with the grainy-ness of my pictures, since almost all the pictures were taken at max zoom. Since they are grainy already, when you crop them it's even worse. But we got some nice shots, and it was a fun way to spend an afternoon.

3 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

the little muskrat dude was kinda cute!

Hope today is better for good shots.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great photos! You captured a lot of wildlife. I bet all the animals stay close to the water when it's so hot, or is the water warm, too?

~Lisa

heather said...

Awesome !