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Scott Buckel


Scott has been a nature photographer for over 20 years. Scott’s work has appeared in a number of natural history books and magazines and has been represented by two fine art galleries in Southern California and one in Galveston. He participated in the Coastal Bend Wildlife Contest in 2011 and several of his images were selected as winners.  

When he is not photographing the Upper Texas Coast, he teaches private classes on Photoshop, photography and digital asset management. Visit www.ScottBuckel.com to learn more about Scott.

What’s in the bag?

Scott carries Nikon Z6ii and Z9 cameras. His lenses include the Nikon 200-400mm, the Nikon 500mm, and the Nikon Z800 mm for the majority of his wildlife images. He also uses zoom lenses covering the range of 14mm to 300mm for his non-wildlife photography. All of these lenses are supported by either the Wimberley gimbal head or Really Right Stuff ballhead and Feisol carbon fiber tripod.

Upcoming Events

April 2023
April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

After this field trip, you will wonder why you waited so long to start photographing birds on the wing! The rookery at Smith Oaks offers endless opportunities for birds-in-flight photography from a multi-level platform reserved for us.

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April 21 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Scott Buckel on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands. In Galveston Bay, there are man-made islands where large numbers of breeding birds nest. This special trip, arranged by FeatherFest, allows us to approach these islands while following a special protocol to minimize impact on the colonial birds.

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April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

iNaturalist is a social network for naturalists and has been gaining in popularity over the last few years mainly because one can use their cell phone to make observations. We will explore the web version of the application and the information resources within the site.It is a place where you can not only record any observation of a living or once living organism, but also possibly find flora or fauna you are interested in photographing. This session is an introduction…

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April 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Here’s an ever-popular photography field trip that’s become part of our FeatherFest tradition! Join Sky King Falconry and Ruth Hoyt to photograph various captive raptors and other trained birds in natural settings and perches out on a private West End property. This is a great opportunity to see and photograph these birds. Kevin from Sky Kings Falconry will pose raptors in natural settings and possibly fly the birds while discussing the behavior of the birds.

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