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📷Birds in Flight From a Boat #3

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This popular photography field trip by boat is so popular we offer it multiple times during FeatherFest!

Join Ruth Hoyt on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a shallow-draft boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice, and this trip provides ample opportunities for that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans, in particular, is amazing and provides many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands.

In Galveston Bay, large numbers of breeding birds nest on the existing man-made islands. Ruth shares tips and techniques for capturing birds in flight. This includes camera settings, quickly finding focus, panning the action, and other skills for catching artistic and/or technical shots of the area’s birds.

This special trip, arranged by FeatherFest, allows us to approach these islands while following protocol that minimizes impact on the colonial birds. Please plan to use the indoor restroom at the landing area prior to boarding. There are no restrooms on the boat, and we do not land on any islands.

Suggested Equipment: digital SLR or mirrorless camera with a telephoto lens of 300mm or greater for birds, shorter lens for wider views, sturdy tripod (preferred) or monopod, camera bag/backpack to keep gear organized in the boat.

Bring: Hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes (to remove sunscreen and insect repellant from your hands).

This is a meet-at-site trip. Driving directions will be emailed prior to the trip.

About Ruth Hoyt




Date: April 20
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $200
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Leader Name: Ruth Hoyt


Skill Level Intermediate, Advanced
Activity Level Moderate
Transportation Meet at Site