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Newsletter, Winter 2019, Page 1

Ecuador, 2019

February 13, 2019 Newsletter 63

 

In this newsletter you will find:

 

Wildlife Photography Workshop March 16

Lenses for Olympus 4/3 cameras

IDing your Birds

Winter Photography Ideas

 

 Hello!

 

 We hope that you have had a great start to 2019!

 

 Our first adventure for the year was to take a photo tour in Ecuador for some bird photography. While we simply enjoy photographing birds, we have learned that it is a good idea for us to go with people who like to photograph birds and who also can identify them.

 

 This was our first trip to Ecuador.  It is a beautiful country, prices are reasonable, and there are a number of direct flights into Quito—we had a direct flight from Atlanta. You do have to be aware that there can be an altitude issue. Most of the folks had headaches for the first day but then usually did fine after that. If you have altitude issues you may want to get a prescription from your doctor that will help.

 

 We certainly did see lots of colorful birds. We photographed 33 species of hummingbirds alone. There are a number of reserves where there are both hummingbird feeders and also other feeders that are set up with bananas that attract the birds. Often an attempt is made to have photogenic perches and backgrounds. Our leaders also set up stations at our lodge with 4 flash units to allow us to capture great hummingbird images with ‘frozen’ wings as they visited flowers in the set up.

So now we’re back to photographing birds on our feeders. While not as colorful, we have had some unusual birds this year.

 

We wanted to remind you about our upcoming Wildlife Photography Workshop at Reflection Riding, here in Chattanooga, on March 16. We have offered this for a number of years. There is more info on the next page plus more on our website. We hope that you will be able to join us.

 

 Until next time, happy photography!

 

 

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Cory Photography with Tom and Pat Cory