$25 deposit to reserve your spot
Length: 3 hours
Easy Difficulty: Limited hiking mainly on paths, standing shooting.
The incredible yellow-orange color of the Prothonotary Warbler needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. This incredibly bright bird has a wonderfully beautiful song to go along with it. Often found in swampy habitat it makes for a usually lush setting for photos. Sometimes with reflections in calm water or often landing on mossy perches. Please join me to photograph these little jewels of the southern New Jersey forests.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
We will be making a short hike to the shooting location but it will likely be wet and swampy. Wear appropriate footwear to walk in ankle deep water.
Fast moving birds that don’t stay still for very long. Having the ability to quickly find the subject in the frame as well as acquire focus fast is helpful.
Lots of seeing the birds up higher in the trees and short moments when they come down to eye level for us to photograph them.
Learning the calls of the species we are after so you can identify them yourself and find them in the future.
Lenses from 300mm to 600mm recommended
Monopod or tripod unless you can hand hold your rig. I recommend a monopod for easier and faster movement
There can be ticks so I recommend wearing clothing with insect repellent or I wear clothes sprayed with Permathrin
WHAT I WILL PROVIDE:
3 hours of wildlife photography instruction tailored for warbler photography in the forest. Seeking out nice perches and clean backgrounds and taking advantage of lighting.
Suggestions on compositions and creative ways to photograph these birds.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding camera settings or techniques.