Join me to spend a morning photographing these interesting and silly critters in and around a pond at Palmyra Cove Nature Park. There is one particular pond aptly named "Bullfrog Pond" that contains hundreds of frogs of all sizes and a few species as well. With some patience we will get a chance to photograph them surfacing in the water as well as crawling around on the shoreline.
I've spend the past couple of years laying in the mud along the bank of this small pond watching and photographing the variety of frogs found there. In some years the pond has a clear surface which reflects all the green foliage surrounding the pond and other years the pond is covered in duck weed which gives an entirely different look. We will be concentrating on frogs but I've photographed turtles, Herons and deer along the edge of this pond while looking for frogs so some varied wildlife may show up. I suggest lenses ranging from 100mm macro to 300-400mm. I personally use a 300mm + 1.4x teleconverter which allows closer focusing and lets me get shots of these frogs from a bit further away. A macro lens can work out great but requires more patience to get closer to the frogs. We will be laying in the mud so be sure to wear something you don't mind getting wet and dirty, I suggest at least waterproof pants and a long-sleeve shirt unless you don't mind very strange aquatic insects and invertebrates crawling on your skin.
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Included with the workshop fee:
- 2 hours of wildlife photography, I'll take the group to the pond which will have plenty of shoreline for each person attending to have their own space.
- Instruction and tips for good frog & wildlife photos.
- I will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding camera settings or techniques.
- Maximum of 5 attendees
- Rain date will be the following Sunday 7/16/2017
All photos were taken at Palmyra Cove Nature Park in July & August