Bay Area Bird Photographers
Bay Area Bird Photographers (BABP) is a club founded by members of SCVAS. Programs are open to the public and feature an engaging presentation by a member or guest showcasing bird photography from around the world and close to home.
BABP is supported by SCVAS and sponsored by the Recreation-Open Space and Science Division of the City of Palo Alto. While BABP no longer requires yearly dues, we ask that you become a supporting member of SCVAS to continue your support of BABP.
Join the Bay Area Bird Photographers Yahoo Group to receive the latest photography news and to participate in discussions. This is a closed group so you must send an email request to join to firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Time and Location
Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held:
First Wednesday of the month, September through May
7:30 to 9:00 PM
Location: Embarcadero Room, Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA
Directions: From Highway 101 (North and South) take the Embarcadero Road West exit (northbound travelers turn left; southbound travelers turn right). Drive through three lights and turn right on Newell at the fourth light. The library is the second building on the right, just past the Cultural Center.
"Hunting Birds with a Camera" with Bob Lewis
Wednesday, March 1st
Description: "As many in this group know, bird photography takes special equipment and unique skills. I knew none of this when I started digital bird photography in 2004, digiscoping with a Nikon Coolpix. By 2006 I had graduated to a Canon 20D and had met Eleanor Briccetti, a skilled local photographer. So began 10 years of learning from many great photographers, and traveling to exotic places. This talk is a mix of learnings from some of these instructors, examples of a variety of approaches to bird photography, and images I’ve taken from around the world."
"Exploring the Wildlife of Indonesia - In the footsteps of Alfred Wallace" with John Richardson
Wednesday, April 5th
Description: "My first in-depth view of Indonesia includes Sulawesi, Halmahera, Flores & Komodo, and Bali. All the islands are biological hotspots with extraordinary endemic fauna and flora found nowhere else. All the islands have parks, some with the coveted World Heritage Site distinction. Some of the parks are so remote the animals do not fear you and allow a careful approach with camera. Despite the beauty and remoteness of this part of the Earth, the human factor weighs heavily on its future."
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