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SHOOTING ALL DAY WITH DOUG

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Dougie3Since retiring from teaching Doug has indulged his lifelong passions of nature study, photography and travel. He can often be found wandering the back roads of Grey and Bruce Counties, camera in hand, searching for that perfect shot of flora, fauna, birds and landforms. You will definitely feel that a day with Doug in the field is informative, rewarding and a whole lot of fun. A member of the Bruce Birding Club, the Saugeen Shores Camera Club and a past president of The Friends of MacGregor. Doug Pedwell has also participated in the Huron Fringe Birding Festival as a event leader and committee member for quite a few years now. Doug will be leading three events at HFBF. Here is his description of what he expects to accomplish on Nature and Landscape Photography in South Bruce Peninsula (B10).

For this all day photo shoot we will heading into South Bruce Peninsula. Car-pooling will be necessary as parking is extremely limited in some places. This event is geared towards those with SLR type cameras. Tripods will be necessary as some of the locations may be low light conditions due to the amount forest canopy cover.

loesel's Twayblade

Loesel’s Twayblade

We hope to photograph several orchids such as Hooker’s Orchid, Moccasin flower, Loesel’s Twayblade and European Twayblade. Telephoto lenses are the best way to photograph them.

Hooker's Orchid

Hooker’s Orchid

Mocassin Flower

Mocassin Flower

Some of the routes to a couple of our photographic targets are difficult and do not follow trails but for the most part we will be on trails or boardwalks.

Stone

One of the topics we will cover is landscape photography and shooting of panoramas.

To be on the safe side bring a pair of rubber boots. We may not need them but after this winter’s spring thaw, we might. Bring your lunch, water and snacks.

We will be going rain or shine so if you have waterproof covers for your camera equipment bring it. Some of the most interesting shots occur when it is raining or shortly after the rain.

 (Follow our Blog for more of Doug’s comments on his other events.)

REGISTER NOW FOR ALL OF DOUGS EVENTS: 

http://www.friendsofmacgregor.org

A37 – 1:30 pm – BOTANY & BIRDING IN SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA – Monday, May 26. (Moderate, car-pool, bring lunch, snacks and water)   This all day event returns by 8:45 pm.

B4 – 7:30 am – DOWN & DIRTY – WILDFLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY – Thursday, May 29.

B10 – 6:45 am – NATURE & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA – Thursday, May 30. (Difficult, car-pool, bring lunch. Bring DSLR camera & accessories.)

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