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Shepaug Dam - Bald Eagle Watch

  • Mar 1, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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I've secured a reservation for our group to see one of the prime spots to photograph bald eagles, some hawks, and maybe a great blue heron or two.

Admission is by reservation only.

Dress warmly ! If the weather cooperates I hope we'll have a crystal clear blue sky to view these magnificent raptors. More info: www.shepaugeagles.info We may need to car pool to accommodate up to 30 members.

I've read about Shepaug Dam for quite a while and I'm pleased that we can go and compare a number of great photos.

So, bring warm clothes, tripod, and your telephoto lens.

NOTE: At the top of the page select ->More -> Files -> Eagle Watch. 

You'll find a pdf file of information on Shepaug Dam.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope its okay that a friend of mine asked me tonight if she could join us tomorrow.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined the group, and RSVP'd for my 8 year old son Nathan (the photographer) and myself and my husband. I'm not sure if it is too late to attend. I know reservations were required and understand if we can't come this time. Please let me know. Thanks

    February 28, 2014

    • Janet

      Please consider coming... usually there are less people in attendance than the count in RSVP. If an issue comes to light, I can accommodate you 3 & step aside for a while.... In other words... we'll make it work.

      February 28, 2014

  • Ira D.

    I'd like to thank Janet Argenta for pinch hitting for me at Shepaug. I'm dealing with a tough case of bronchitis and won't be able to make this photo op.

    February 24, 2014

    • Janet

      Ira, happy to help, but hoping your completely better by Saturday.

      February 25, 2014

    • Vicki M.

      Feel better soon Ira!!!!

      February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had trouble all morning getting into site. I'm happy to say that I will be coming. Yay my first meetup adventure!

    February 28, 2014

  • Janet

    So, to reiterate, we will meet at

    Maggie McFly's Southbury
    971 Main St S
    Southbury, CT 06488 then be heading to the Shepaug Dam by 10:45.
    I've never been there, but it looks like this restaurant is close.

    If you like, after the shoot- we can go into the restaurant for lunch & conversation.

    Hope Ira is well & can make the shoot.

    Janet

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there at 1030 also.

    February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok great!! Thanks for answering my message so quickly. :)

      February 26, 2014

    • Ulrich F.

      Wonderful! Looking forward to it...

      February 26, 2014

  • Janet

    does anyone want to meet here?
    Maggie McFly's Southbury
    971 Main St S
    Southbury, CT 06488

    then maybe we can go to the restaurant after the shoot & talk shop.

    February 23, 2014

    • Louis G.

      Hi Janet. Me and my wife will be there about 10:30. See you then. You can contact me at: [masked]

      1 · February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can meet there at 10:30.

      February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm new to the group. I'm hoping to join you on sat. My daughter has end of season basketball finals on sat and they haven't posted a time yet. Hopefully it will be spaced out.

    February 25, 2014

    • Ira D.

      Hi Marcella - We have admission to Shepaug between 11 and 1 PM. Hope you can make it.

      1 · February 25, 2014

  • Louis G.

    Hi Ira, I was just wondering where are we to meet in order to car pool? Thanks
    Louis

    February 23, 2014

    • Ira D.

      Just post something here and see if anybody live in your area.

      February 23, 2014

    • Louis G.

      I live in Bristol with my wife and we would like to car pool with another couple. We could meet someplace in between.

      February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really excited about this opportunity! Is there a time limit for our visit to the dam?

    February 23, 2014

  • Louis G.

    Hi Michel S. I am an advanced intermediate and I use a Canon SX50 HS also. I am an old time photographer, used to use film, I think that this is the greatest camara since they invented white bread. :-) Really, I set the camera on AUTO and just shoot. Oh happy day!!!

    January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This can be really fun. But you will need a long lens to get pictures

    January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      How long of a lens do you think would be acceptable? I have a f/2.8 70 to 200mm with a 1.4 extender. I can also use my cropped sensor camera instead of my full frame. Do you think this would be good enough?

      January 22, 2014

    • Ira D.

      It's hard to say depending on how close the bird are from where we'll be shooting from.

      January 22, 2014

  • Ali M.

    This is exciting! Thank you for setting this upd

    January 22, 2014

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