and More Northwest
Dates: Late April to mid May, call or email for availability. 419-261-1206 email@example.com
$225.00 per person fee includes one morning or afternoon session in the field.
A full day can be reserved for $400.00 per person with a break at mid
field photography and at your side instruction as well as tips on the
strategies I employee to photograph migrants in a variety of conditions.
Additional discounts are available for groups of two or more.
From: Oregon, Ohio
Leader: Brian Zwiebel
the Warblers and More Workshop?
Erie is a formidable barrier for the small songbirds winging their way north
during spring migration.
A huge variety and great numbers of songbirds “lay-up” when
confronted with the prospect of crossing the lake.
Here they congregate in small wood lots near the lake front to rest and
forage, rebuilding the fat reserves needed to complete their migration.
will be led to the best locations on any given day to photograph the various
migrant traps near the western end of Lake Erie.
You will learn the techniques I have developed to make it a snap to get
the correct exposure,
I will explain where I like to be and why depending on varying wind and
lighting conditions. I
have been birding and photographing this region for over 15 years.
No one has spent more time photographing warblers on Ohio’s North
leader will work hard to get you into the right position to make the best
images possible based on a variety of factors. This workshop is about
more than getting close to your subject. You will learn how to use
the light and wind direction to your advantage. You will learn when it is
best to hand-hold a shorter lens and when it is best to use a tripod with all
of your focal length. Participants will learn techniques to successfully
capture images of fast moving subjects flitting through sometimes dense
Travel considerations: From Oregon, Ohio
Bring your longest telephoto lens and matching teleconverters
as well as a tripod for this workshop.
Also pack a 400mm equivalent prime or zoom lens you are comfortable hand holding
(some even hand hold the 500mm f/4).
A flash kit including speed light, bracket, off-shoe cord, Better
Beamer and external battery pack will help you get the most from the Warblers
and More Workshop. A shorter lens will come in handy for photographing
people and scenes of a popular migrant trap.
I like the option of clamping an umbrella to my tripod or Wimberly
head for days with light rain. Light
hiking boots will most likely suffice for foot wear.
Some walking on wet ground or in tall wet grasses may be encountered if
we choose to work on some of the backup subjects, consider packing Wellie’s,
NEOS, or other waterproof footwear.
a matter of course everyone should consider insuring their valuable
I have never had a major incident but enjoy the peace of mind provided
by the coverage. Rand
Insurance has a reasonable policy for NANPA
members, check for them on the benefits page.
Activity Requirements: Strenuous
activity will be at a minimum during this workshop.
Some photography will take place just feet from your car but longer
walks over mostly flat terrain should be anticipated.
The occasional walk down a soft sandy beach may be in order depending
on wind direction.
Species on the NW Ohio Warblers and More Workshop
songbirds at migrant traps is largely weather dependant.
A variety of the below backup subjects will be available in the event
the weather does not cooperate:
Itinerary will be provided upon further request or upon confirming a
communicate any specific wishes or goals you may have.
The timing of your workshop along with local weather patterns will
determine what species and locations are most readily accessible.
Click here to download the Registration and Terms and Conditions Forms.
amount along with the completed registration and terms and conditions forms
are required to reserve your spot on the tour. You may pay via personal
check or money order to the below address or via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make checks payable to:
8810 Cedar Point Rd.
Oregon, Ohio 43616
The signed Waiver Form along with the remainder of the balance is due at least 30 days prior to the first day of the tour unless other arrangements are worked out in advance.
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