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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.

    It was a great day for sunsets Jeff. I love stormy days but have had a ton of rain outs as well.

    August 15, 2014

  • Jeff D.

    I think the weather kept a lot of people away. It was really coming down hard in a lot of the areas yesterday. But storms make for some really great sunsets, sometimes and it looks like yesterday was no exception.

    August 15, 2014

  • Frank B.

    A small group (three) again, but super individuals to walk with. I always learn from watching others shoot.

    1 · August 15, 2014

  • Barbara S.

    I really enjoyed this walk. Frank did an excellent job leading it. It was my first time there and I will go back again!

    1 · August 14, 2014

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