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Hawk Quest Private Show & Flight #2

***Update: We are going to be at Pelican's Peak inside the park. After you get past the guard house at the entrance, turn right heading towards the visitor center. Go past the visitor center and Soda Lake until the road ends at a "T" intersection, turn left onto W. Hampden Ave., follow that almost all the way to the end and you'll see a parking lot on the left with shelters. Be there at 8:30 to sign the waivers and we'll start shooting as soon as everyone has signed a waiver.  Just to let everyone know, Kin likes to fly the birds in cooler temps so he pushes to get started as soon as possible. The noon time frame includes Hawk Quest selling T-shirts and other items to make money for their non-profit organization. Their shirts and hoodies are pretty cool and they take credit cards.

An exclusive private showing and flight from Hawk Quest of six raptors. Five birds of prey will be set up in separate natural settings for portraits. The last portion of the shoot, the sixth bird will be flown across a field multiple times so that we can get in flight photos. The meetup will be at Bear Creek Lake Park, off Morrison Rd. We'll meet at 8:30 a.m. to sign the Hawk Quest waivers and start shooting at 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

This will be limited to 20 photographers and there is a $50 fee per photographer to cover the private showing (due April 11th). Also, Bear Creek Lake Park has an entrance fee per car. We can meet up prior and carpool to save everyone paying an entrance fee.

In talking with Bob about the meetup, it was decided payment will be made in advance and if you need to cancel you'll need to be reimbursed from the next person on the wait list. If you cancel the day of the meetup date, your fee will be forfeited.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    NOW, I'm really looking forward to a Fall and Winter shoot.....

    1 · May 18, 2013

    • Loree K.

      Nice photo of you Charles, sorry to have missed you yet once again! One of these days we'll reconnect :-)

      May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an incredible experience. Seeing such majestic birds up so close was amazing Thanks Shepherd for arranging and for all of the volunteers at Hawk Fest.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Betsy

    Thanks so much, Shep, for making this meetup possible for all of us! The Hawk Quest people were wonderful and it was a great opportunity!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great day! Thanks Shep and all who helped put this together.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a wonderful morning! I enjoyed meeting everyone. Thank you Shepard and Hawk Qwest!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    fantastic.... twenty is plenty and any more would just complicate the process. Thanks Shepard!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Phil R.

    That was so much fun, great time, thanks Shepherd and all!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    Thanks to all the team members that came out today, it was great to see you and shoot with you. Thanks also to the awesome folks of Hawk Quest, you guys and your raptors ROCK!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Margaret

    Thanks again Shep!! Very fun! Hawk quest staff were amazing.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome!!!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly, I will not be able to maketo this . Please someone take my spot.

    May 17, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    For those of you that want to split the cost of the park entry fee, there's a commuter lot across from Conoco at the intersection of Morrison Rd and Rooney Rd (west side of C-470) that might be a convenient place for everyone to meet and carpool into the Park. http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=W%20Morrison%20Rd%20%26%20S%20Rooney%20Rd&city=Morrison&state=CO&zipcode=80465

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      At what time do you expect to meet at the commuter lot and leave for the park. I may meet there since I'm not familiar with the area.

      May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm planning to meet @ the Commuter lot probably by[masked], and willing to provide a ride to a few people who might want to save on the entry fee. I'm not familiar with the area either so is anyone who is familiar going to be at the lot to lead the way?

      May 17, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    Been asked by a couple of members what lenses would be good to bring? I posted this on the first Hawk Quest meetup and still think its fairly good advice: its up to your style of shooting. I always try to have at least a wide, medium, and telephoto on hand for any shoot. You may not use them all, but if you need them, you have each angle of view. At a minimum I'd have a good portrait length lens. I'm going to start with my[masked]mm it gives a good variety. We'll be very close so I don't think you'll need a 400mm or longer for the first portion of the shoot, but when they fly the hawk at the end to get the flight shots, something like that may be used, but again, we are right up on the falconers and birds even when they fly the birds. Anyone that attended the first, please add your own experience on equipment to help round out the equipment list.

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Most birders shoot with a crop sensor camera. Or are these lenses on a full frame.

      May 16, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      I was shooting full frame and I believe Bob was as well.

      1 · May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to cancel this since I don't have any lense over 85mm and rental won't arrive until Monday.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As expected, my two boys' lacrosse tournament schedule was released today and wouldn't ya know it, both their age groups play all their games on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park starting at 8AM. Therefore, I have to "bail" on HawkQuest Part 2.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to change my RSVP; I will be working on Saturday, I'm way behind on a job because of rain.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have made other arrangements, so please remove me for now.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly, I'm unable to attend this event :(
    Would the person taking my spot please contact me to pay their $50

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shepherd, I'm sorry, but I need the mailing address again. Thanks!

    May 3, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      sending you the email now, please let me know you got it, thanks :)

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please send me an email about where to send my payment.
    Thanks

    May 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Shepherd, Got the email, check in the mail today. Thx, c u thr.

      May 3, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      Thanks Chuck, glad you can make it!

      May 3, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    For those that have decided to not attend the first Hawk Quest and moved to this event, you'll have to be reimbursed by the person that moved into your spot from the wait list for that meetup and pay for this event to be able to participate in this meetup.

    April 29, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    To those that made it off the wait list to attending, please check your spam or junk email folder if you didn't receive an email about payment, they went out right after the attendee list was updated. Thanks!

    April 13, 2013

    • Bob S.

      Shep, I just joined. I'll give you a check or cash tomorrow. I'll run it over.

      April 13, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      Cool

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can not make it!

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, check is in the mail....

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    I should be at the Fielder meetup tonight. Anyone attending Hawk Quest 2 who hasn't paid yet and is also going to Fielder's, feel free to bring your payment tonight.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to join you but I have to work

    April 6, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    I have just sent out an email to everyone who is on the attending list of where to send your payment. If you do not have it, check your spam or junk folders of your mail please.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also need the address. I have sent one email and never received a reply. Please send me the address so I won't miss the deadline.

    April 5, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      Jean, I responded back yesterday evening, if its not in your in box, it must have gone into your Junk mailbox.

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also need the address and where to pay.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I still need the address, please.

    April 5, 2013

    • Betsy

      Well, I was having a blonde moment...I thought you meant you deleted one he had posted for all of us..I'll let Shep respond. Sorry to confuse you with my response, Catherine!

      April 5, 2013

  • Betsy

    Shep - did you send notes to everyone on where to send payment or just some? I don't have one and need to be sure to get my payment to you. Please send me your info. via email and I will get my payment to you. Thanks!

    April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I deleted that address. Sorry.

      April 2, 2013

    • Betsy

      Not a problem for me, Catherine! Thanks! I just need to go get a stamp now...who uses those anymore? :-)

      April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will someone let me know where to send payment as well?
    Also, what's the other date (in response Brigette's request to change dates -- from what to what?)
    .

    March 16, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      I'll send you a PM with payment info. The other date is May4th

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Shep, can you let me know where to send payment. Thanks

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone be willing to trade dates with me?

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    January 30, 2013

  • Kim T.

    Where should we mail checks?

    January 30, 2013

    • Shepherd E.

      Kim, I just sent you a message through the meetup group. It should be in the account you set as your email for the group. Let me know if you didn't get it. Bob did send one out to everyone on the "attend" list when he set up this meetup.

      January 30, 2013

  • Shepherd E.

    A minor correction to Bob's email about the payment. Please make the check out to S. B. Eaton, thanks everyone!

    January 30, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Happy day!

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! I'm so excited there's a second session!

    January 30, 2013

  • Bob S.

    This is Shep Eaton's meetup. We moved everyone from the waitlist into confirmed status. PLEASE check your schedules and make sure you can make it. Change your RSVP status if you cant make it. I'll be sending out an e-mail to everyone on the confirmed list with mailing instructions to get your $50 to Shep Eaton by the 11th of April.

    January 30, 2013

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  • Margaret
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