I captured these three curious youngsters last year during my Birds of the Alligator Farm workshop in St. Augustine Fl. This is pretty typical of the kind of photo opportunities at the AF. All of the major wading bird species are there from snowy and great egret to little blue and tri-colored heron to wood storks and even roseate spoonbills. These birds can be seen in all stages of development including eggs, hatchlings, and fledglings and distances range from arms length just 50 yards or so. You could shoot all day with a 70-300mm or 100-400mm lens! Last year my group watched and photographed for over half an hour while three snowy egret chicks hatched out!
This year’s workshop is coming up soon. The dates are May 3rd through 7th. We will have 6 shooting sessions in the AF along with a couple of classroom sessions over the weekend. There are possibilities for sunrises and sunsets too. Don’t pass up this opportunity to improve your bird photography skills or learn new ones. The workshop fee includes all classroom and field instruction and the Alligator Farm’s photographer’s pass which will allow you up to five entries into their photo contest. One of my participants won “Best in Show” last year! We have also been granted early entrance a full hour before other pass holders are allowed in and two hours before the general public!
More information including how to register is on my website HERE