HawkQuest Photo Shoot

Have you ever wanted to get great photographs of eagles, hawks and owls? We have set up a great opportunity with HawkQuest to do just that.

Please note that the starting time listed for this Meetup is the time to meet in Monument for carpooling. If you choose not to carpool, please arrive at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood no later than 10 a.m. where we will gather at Pelican Point. There is a $7 per vehicle entry fee. Follow the link below for more information on the park.

http://www.lakewood.org/bclp/

HawkQuest will bring six birds: a bald eagle, two owls, a falcon and two hawks. The hawk and the eagle will be flown on a line. The group will be broken into smaller groups of about 4 or 5 people and will rotate to each bird where it is set up. Then the hawk will be flown free. At the end we will do close-up head shots.

Visit HawkQuest online at

http://www.hawkquest.org/

Directions to Bear Creek Lake Park:

From Colorado Springs take I -25 north to C-470. Go west on C-470 to Morrison Road. Go east on Morrison Road a short distance to park entrance on right. You will have to go through the guard gate and pay the park entrance fee. After passing the guard house go right at the stop sign. Follow this road as it winds around (you will see the nature center on the left) until you get to a dead end where you have to go left or right (at this point you will see the stables on your left and the archery range on your right). Go left (east) and follow this road until you get to a large parking lot - that is where everyone will park. Kin will meet you at the parking lot.

Everyone will need to sign a waiver form. Please go to the files section under the "More" tab at the top of the page and download the form. Sign it and bring it with you so we don't have to waste any time doing this when we arrive.

Refunds will be given only if the event is cancelled.

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  • Mike P.

    I found this contest announcement on the HawkQuest Facebook page: http://platform.votigo.com/fbcontests/profiletab/Birds-of-Prey-2014-Photo-Competition
    Please read the rules and agree to them before entering. Based on the entries already submitted, every person who posted photos here has a good chance of winning.

    May 13, 2014

    • Elizabeth L.

      Thank you Mike, I have entered 5 photos :) The links to my photos are on my facebook page.

      May 30, 2014

  • Marti

    Awesome! Kin really does a nice job making this a wonderful experience for photographers! Well laid out event!

    May 12, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    This was such an amazing meetup, one of my favorites so far. I loved all the birds and had such a great time taking photos. Thank you so much!

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Larry A.

    Once again Mike puts together an outstanding event. Thank you for your time and making this a special day for all of us.

    2 · May 11, 2014

  • Roz Otsuka S.

    Thank you Mike and Kin for such a wonderful event!!

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Keith R.

    Flippin' Awesome !!!

    2 · May 10, 2014

  • Mike P.

    What a great day! Thanks to everyone who joined us today and to Kin and his volunteers. I hope all of you got some great shots. Now that I finally have some bald eagle pictures, I think I can retire from photography. :)

    3 · May 10, 2014

    • Mike G.

      I might have gotten one or two...

      May 10, 2014

  • Alana T.

    It was a lot of fun and educational too! Thanks for setting this up Mike!

    2 · May 10, 2014

  • Katie

    I'll be driving myself since i have an errand in denver after.

    May 10, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    Is anyone at the park and ride yet?

    May 10, 2014

  • Pamela F.

    Looking for a replacements for me to throw. Anyone?? Thanks in advance. Let me know please.

    May 9, 2014

  • Pamela F.

    Mike, I have received some news and cannot make it tomorrow for the May 10 shoot. If some one can take my spot on the wIt list that would be great. Let me know if it works out for that to happen. All the best. Have a great outing. P

    May 9, 2014

  • Alana T.

    Todd McClintic and I will meet you at Bear Creek Lake Park.

    May 6, 2014

  • Alicia P.

    Hi Mike, I am going to have to give up my paid spot for May 10th due to a late change in my calender that was unexpected. I am hoping to be able to do this in the future. Requesting you help...

    May 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can take up this May10 slot. Please let me know.

      May 3, 2014

    • Alicia P.

      Thanks Mike. Unfortunately I will be out of town that week. Thanks for the offer though. I really appreciate it. I'll have to wait for this to come up again.

      May 4, 2014

  • Aubrey A.

    A family member of mine is in town that weekend and he loves photography. I would love to take him along. Could we be added to a wait list if anyone else cancels?

    May 2, 2014

    • Mike P.

      We have a wait list that has 7 people on it, so the chances of 2 people getting in at this point are very low.

      May 3, 2014

  • Mike G.

    I'll probably meet you all up there :) Can't wait for this shoot.

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the info Mike. 10th May 2014 suits me more. I am not sure about 14th June yet. Let me know if any slot opens up for 10th.

    March 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join this. Let me know if anybody wants to cancel?

    March 24, 2014

  • Marilyn S.

    I have to give up my paid spot because my grandaughter is graduating from Oklahoma U. and being commissioned as an officer on May 9 &10. It will be a year since I have even seen her. I hope to go to the Hawk outing next time. Please help......

    February 9, 2014

    • Katie

      Marilyn, please check your email. Mike has arranged it so i can pay you directly and then take your spot once you confirm i have paid. :)

      February 10, 2014

  • David S.

    Did this once before and really enjoyed it. The folks at HawkQuest were a lot of fun and they wanted to ensure everybody walked away with great photos. Looking forward to it.

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Aubrey A.

      Thanks for the tips!! :D

      February 7, 2014

    • Keith R.

      This looks like tons of fun. Thanks for the info David.

      February 9, 2014

  • Marilyn S.

    Will there be a limit on people attending?

    February 4, 2014

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