We will meet at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden parking lot at noon and walk through the grounds where we can photograph pretty Winter scenery as well as visiting the bird feeders for bird pics and feeding the Chickadees by hand. There is a decent chance of spotting and photographing wildlife such as Red Fox, Snowshoe Hare, Squirrels, songbirds, woodpeckers and raptors. Then we will walk through the Arboretum for some great landscape shots and shots of people tobogganing down the hill. If Dow's Lake is open for skating we can go down and get some shots of the people skating as well. We will finish back at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden parking lot.
Bring water, dress warmly in layers and wear winter boots. Expect to be outdoors for at least 3 hours, possibly 4.
A tripod is suggested, at the very least a monopod would be handy. A telephoto lense would be good to have for getting bird shots and action pics of people tobogganing, as well as a wide-angle lense for the great landscape shots to be had.
This is a free meetup, focused on meeting like-minded people and doing something we like: photographing nature and wildlife. No formal instruction will be given. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, also those with more experience and knowledge of photography are encouraged to help those who are less experienced. I have much experience using camera's and will help anyone asking for assistance. I consider the meetup a success if everyone goes home with some good images.
There is no rain date for this event, if the weather is good we will go, if it's a blizzard or rainy day the meetup will be considered cancelled. Plan to be at the parking lot for 11:50 AM to get your equipment ready, we start at 12 noon. Parking is free.