Photograph endangered Whooping Cranes from a charter boat with an experienced captain/guide. Our boat is flat-bottomed (ideal for tripods) and can get you in close for those eye level photos.When the birds are feeding close to the waterway, our captain will maneuver the boat to the best photo position without disturbing the 5′ tall birds. In most years, we also get excellent chances at American oystercatcher, brown pelican, osprey and other birds. We photograph the cranes in the morning, then work birds and harbor scenes in the Rockport-Fulton area during the afternoon.
Capacity: 5 photographers (minimum 3)
DEPOSIT: $200 due upon registration. Balance due 30 days before photo tour.
Rates: $600 per photographer plus approximately $300/photographer ($100/day) for your share of boat and guide expense on each of three mornings when tour is full. Participants are also responsible for their own transportation, lodging, meals and park entry fees. If we have less than 5 photographers, the registrants must split equally the $500/day boat rental.
I will stay at the La Quinta Hotel, but there is a variety of options. All are close enough for us to easily reach restaurants and our boat marina as a convoy.
Rockport, Texas, Tuesday & Wednesday (April 2022). Register through FeatherFest.com. Their website will be open around December 1, 2020.
This is a pre-FeatherFest photography tour to photograph colonial nesting birds from a chartered boat with an experienced captain and a professional photo guide. We will be on the boat both mornings from dawn until near mid-day. Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Reddish Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Tricolored Herons and several other species nest at our photo site, so we anticipate excellent opportunities for flying and perched subjects within range of most telephoto lenses (400 mm or larger lenses will provide best results).
On Tuesday afternoon, we will visit other Rockport area locations to search for other photo opportunities that could include various nesting and migrating birds and landscapes at the harbor and nearby fishing piers.
This one fills quickly, so sign up as soon as possible.
Limit: 5 photographers
FeatherFest Directors will set fees by December, 2020
*** Register at www.FeatherFest.com after December 1. Registration, boat rental and photo guide fees will be included in the package price.
Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival Pre-Festival Photo Tour , Monday – Wednesday, August 2022 (specific dates to be announced soon).
*Limited to 10 photographers
Email me to get registered and I’ll send you more details and directions. Also, more info is available at www.fortdavis.com.
$925 total for expert instruction, access to high speed flash setup and numerous feeders with a good variety of birds on private land.
Photographers provide their own rooms, meals and transportation.
Equipment required: digital camera with medium to large autofocus telephoto lens (no pocket cameras or cameras with fixed lenses), tripod with ball or gimbal type head, your own flash or a pop-up flash.
Contact me at email@example.com to register. I’ll send you a better description of the photography, directions on how to make your room reservations, and maps or directions to the sites.