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Nature/Wildlife Photography at Colusa Wildlife Refuge
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Join professional nature photographer Stephen Fischer on a field trip to the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to practice nature and wildlife photography techniques, many of which he will discuss Saturday morning at his outdoor presentation and slide show (see Swan Festival program schedule). Steve will share some "tricks-of-the-trade" with us regarding equipment and techniques to capture great photos of birds and wildlife. Colusa NWR regularly has some of the best waterfowl photography opportunities in the region and Steve will guide participants to the ideal locations at the refuge for bird photography. He will review the essentials and, since it will be a small group, he will provide individual coaching and feedback on how to improve our results. At the Colusa NWR, we expect to capture photographs of some of the typical birds found in the Central Valley wetlands during the winter months, including a variety of geese, ducks and raptors. We'll have the pleasure of being able to photograph during the "magic hour" right before sunset, when the light is at its best. Then we'll enjoy sunset and twilight at the refuge. A perfect way to end your day in the field! Be sure to bring a camera that you are familiar with, such as a DSLR with a telephoto lens along with a tripod. Difficulty level is 2 (driving and easy walking). Bring warm clothes in layers, insect repellent, and water. You may also want to bring a sack dinner, or purchase at Swan Central.
Meet at Swan Central and car pool to the site West of Live Oak. Duration of the tour is 3.5 hours and driving is 10 miles each way.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific
Swan Central - Boyd Hall 1895 Lassen Blvd. Yuba City, CA 95993