Safari Updates

Fort DeSoto, FL March 3-7, 2008

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With Fort DeSoto Safari fast approaching, there is still room to join me and my special gueat assistant “Moose Peterson” for a week of great fun in the sun photographing the birds of Fort DeSoto. Great blue heron, Great egret, Snowy egret, Reddish egret (both dark and white phase), Royal tern, Sandwich tern, Forster’s tern, Yellow and Black-crowned heron and Spoonbills not to mention all the shorebirds we will have the opportunity to photograph. And if that’s not enough, as a special treat we will take a morning and evening boat ride to a nesting Spoonbill rookery to photograph Roseate spoonbills in their magnificent breeding plumage as they go about their business of nest building, displaying, preening, flight opportunities, everyday living.

So Texas Birds May 5-9 & 11-13

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So Texas is a bird photographers mecca! Where else can you sit in the comfort of a chair in a blind and knock of 35-40 species in a week? Join me for a week of photographing Green jays, Golden fronted woodpeckers, Scaled quail, Harris Hawks, Crested Caracara and so much more. We visit four different ranches in five days to get a variety of birds as well as different settings to photograph them in. If you give them water, they will come….and that’s just what happens in So Texas. With water holes and food set up in the natural habitat, the birds flock (pun intended) to the area and we reap the benefits with outstanding photo opportunities. $1950.00 includes: transportation to location, entry to private ranches, expert photographic instruction, five each morning and afternoon shoots at a variety of locations, midday down time for uploading images, edits, critiques, my techniques for finishing images in the digital darkroom, instruction. An optional 3 day extension has been added with a concentration on raptors. We spend three days at one ranch photographing a wide variety of birds in the morning and then concentrating on raptors each afternoon. $1650.00 includes all the above plus, meals and lodging at a deluxe ranch nearby.

For more information or to sign up contact Laurie at:laurie@laurieexcell.com or 503-703-3872