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Early Morning Shoot at Lake Hodges

You are invited to join PPS as we hike one of the many trails along Lake Hodges. There are many varieties of birds that live around the Lake, including egret, osprey, ducks, heron..... well take a look here to see the many varieties of birds: Birds of Lake Hodges

We will hike to the boat dock along the lake and surrounding area to photograph the birds, terrain and animals that we may find. There are also some cactus in bloom and lovely lake views just waiting to be captured by your lens. What to bring: Bring a telephoto lens and possibly a mid range zoom. Please remember, that although we are meeting early be sure to bring sunscreen, water, a hat and good walking shoes. We expect to be out shooting 2-3 hours.

Those who want to can go to Queen Califa's Magical Circle Garden in Kit Carson Park afterward. It's about ten minutes away at:  3333 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido, California 92025. Here is some info. on it. Bring a wide lens for this.

Queen Califa's Magical Circle Garden

Only ten members can go on this shoot, in order not to scare away birds. Only RSVP if you are 100% certain you can go!

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  • Greg G.

    Great place to take an early morning stroll...and to take pictures. BTW, where do we go to suggest possible meetups?

    January 12, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Great group of photographers! Wish the weather and birds had cooperated. But ALWAYS a great walk!

    January 9, 2014

    • Dileep B

      the weather was better on Sunday when we were there. Not many birds though!

      January 9, 2014

  • Jenn

    Thank you very much to the organizers this was a fun outing.

    January 9, 2014

  • Laurie T.

    Enjoyable morning amongst friends. Thank you, Linda, for leading the group.

    January 9, 2014

  • George G. Clark I.

    Wow what a fun time! Thank you so much for inviting me.

    January 9, 2014

  • Barbara F.

    Thank you Linda for leading us today. Lake Hodges is lovely.

    January 9, 2014

  • Drema S.

    Good in spite of the gray morning and relative lack of wildlife! Nice to walk in the cool brisk air and talk with fellow photographers. I got a couple of good landscape shots, and there were some nice bird shots for people who had more zoom power.

    January 9, 2014

  • Walter Otto K.

    A pleasant long walk with a fun group of photographers. Had a great time. Thank you for suggesting and helping out with this shoot Linda.

    January 9, 2014

  • Dileep B

    we were there on Sunday and lots lots of coots, dowitchers, and slilts.
    One great Blue heron and one egret. Lots of cormorants in the distance.

    We took the trail off the 1st and second parking lots to the lake shore.

    The morning fog on the lake was nice too. No cactus in bloom.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Dileep B

    The City is working with the Niki Charitable Art Foundation
    on necessary maintenance and repairs to Queen Califia’s Magical Circle. It is anticipated that major repair work will commence in January 2014, and that the exhibit could be open on a limited basis by February at the earliest.

    Please check back for more information at that time.
    Thank you for your patience.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Marilyn H.

    This is on my way up to Santa Anita, so I am going to try to do Lake Hodges early. This will allow you to give my spot to Drema. I will change my RSVP to no.

    January 7, 2014

  • Ilham A.

    Sorry now unable to go due to work travel.

    January 6, 2014

  • Victoria B.

    Sounds great, but I'm going up to Santa Anita early.

    January 4, 2014

    • Jenny L.

      Me too, I would really like to do this, But I am going to Santa Anita early on Thursday. Can this be rescheduled?

      January 5, 2014

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