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FCCP Flight Night at Cyprus Point Park (City of Tampa Park near the airport)

 


 

 

 

Cypress Point (known as Beer Can Beach to the locals) is a great place to practice many types of flight shots.  The planes landing at Tampa International make an easy target. But the beach is on Tampa Bay and offers a great chance to shoot many different birds, including Spoonbills, shore birds, waders of all types and much more.  If we're really lucky, we'll be treated t a great sunset as well.

Every other Thursday night we'll meet up to practice Bird in Flight (BIF) photography. You can also practice other forms of photography, such as Dragon Fly in Flight (DIFF), or Squirrel in Flight (SIF). Just kidding, you're welcome to shoot what you want, and instruction will be give when requested.

This is an opportunity to practice flight shots with the "big silver birds" ie airplanes.  There is a nearby beach (formerly known as Beer Can Beach) with shore birds, waders, gulls and the occasional spoonbill, Osprey and Bald Eagle. This are can also provide very stunning shots, if the setting sun cooperates.

The PhotoWalks will be scheduled in various parks around the Tampa Bay area that are conducive to shooting flight shots and other photography. The times will vary according to the time the sun sets and Daylight Savings Time, etc. If you know a great location to hold these PhotoWalks, please leave a comment with the suggested location.

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  • Frank B.

    Thank you Beth. You were great to be out with on the shoot.

    August 1, 2014

  • Beth L.

    Thanks, Frank, for all the info and photo tips you shared. It was worth the drive.

    August 1, 2014

  • Frank B.

    You are more than welcome Jim. You, Beth and Jason made it a fun evening.

    August 1, 2014

  • Jim L

    Frank, thank you for all the extra effort you put into this walk. I usually avoid photographing people, so it was really special for me that you talked several people into posing for us. I'm especially grateful for the amount of time you spent showing me some of the features of my camera that I've never tried before. You've significantly enhanced my ability to take more creative photos. Thank you!!!

    August 1, 2014

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