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Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge - "A Photographic Journal"
"About This Site"

Welcome to "Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge - 'A Photographic Journal'".


This Website features all my own photography of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and is designed to be my own "blog" of each days journey to the Refuge. Very few of the images are prize-winning photography, but instead, the images show what I saw on each trip. This website is an off-shoot of my "Columbia River - 'A Photographic Journey'", a website which contains nearly 3,000 images of the Columbia River covering the path traveled by Lewis and Clark. Please visit it too.


My Goal in 2007 was to capture 100 birds at the Refuge, a feat which I accomplished with 90 minutes of daylight to spare on December 31st. All total during my first 12 months -- March 25, 2007 to March 22, 2008 -- I managed to photograph 108 different species of birds at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. I found the Refuge personnel wonderful help and without them I would not have located all of the birds.

In 2008 I branched out and began shooting birds in places other than Ridgefield. You will find the "Complete BirdList" in the navigation bars. The link will take you to my "The Columbia River - A Photographic Journey" website.


All images on this site were taken by me, Lyn Topinka. My camera of choice - the Canon EOS 40d with a 400mm lens. Nearly all images in this web presentation have been cropped for best visual composition, the occasional odd branch has been removed, and color has sometimes been heightened for best impact. This website was not designed to be a commercial outlet with images for sale, nor a scientific collection of images, but instead just a fun way to share a hobby and give other folks a look at a beautiful Refuge.

All images are copyrighted and not to be used without permission.


Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is located in Ridgefield, Washington, approximately 15 miles north of Vancouver. To get to their website Click Here.


Contact Me - Send me an email about this site or something on it at <pointers@pacifier.com>


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