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NatureScapes Photography Workshop - Osprey By Boat Series
Osprey By Boat Series
Vero, Florida

Join Greg Downing for 3 days of action-packed photography. Each year over 240 nesting pairs of Osprey, many at eye level, have been counted on Blue Cypress Lake. We have reserved the most coveted dates and arranged a 3-hour exclusive boat tour each morning. This will provide close access at the peak of action. Osprey actively nesting, chick brooding and feeding, fishing and flying in and out of nests (at close range) are all virtually guaranteed. Greg will share the secrets of slowing down and taking control of an active situation and will share with you the secrets to capturing these magnificent birds in all their glory.

Itinerary:

Day 1, Wednesday, April 18, 2012:

Evening presentation on Osprey photography at the Holiday Inn. Discussion of logistics, technical considerations and preparation for the following 3 days.

Day 2, Thursday, April 19, 2012:

Morning sunrise Osprey on the water shoot on Blue Cypress Lake - up to 3 hours depending on weather and lighting conditions. Mid day break, lunch and personal image critiques and afternoon program at hotel. Afternoon sunset shoot at nearby land-based location for ducks and waders.

Day 3, Friday, April 20, 2012:

Morning sunrise Osprey on the water shoot on Blue Cypress Lake - up to 3 hours depending on weather and lighting conditions. Mid day break, lunch and personal image critique at hotel Afternoon sunset shoot at nearby land-based location for ducks and waders.

Day 4, Saturday, April 21, 2012:

Morning sunrise Osprey on the water shoot on Blue Cypress Lake - up to 3 hours depending on weather and lighting conditions. Mid day break, lunch and personal image critique at hotel Afternoon sunset shoot at nearby land-based location for ducks and waders.

Testimonials

"This is the 2nd NatureScapes Workshop that I have attended. Greg Downing is a great teacher & photographer. His trips are very informative & fun. The afternoon lectures are exceptionally good You definitely get your money's worth. I look forward to attending more of Greg's workshops in the future."

- Helen Jo P. - Florida

"I did not know what to expect going into these workshops as I have not taken a workshop in over 20 years, but was pleasantly surprised at Greg's easy going, helpful yet unobtrusive and friendly manner. As a nature photography instructor, I would recommend his workshops to my students without reservation and hope to participate in future workshops myself."

- Richard G. - Georgia

"I had a fabulous time.. both Florida workshops exceeded all my expectations I had imagined. I photographed more bird varieties in the one week with you than I have in my entire lifetime! Thanks for a great time and awesome learning experience!"

- Jim S. - Kentucky

Photo Gallery
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Workshop Dates Cost Deposit Participants
April 18-21, 2012 $1,295 $400 6 - 1 spot left
May 4-7, 2012 $1,295 $400 6 - SOLD OUT

Note: A discount of $400 applies for participants who sign up for both this workshop and West Coast Bird Rookeries By Boat for a total cost of $2,190 and will be applied toward the final balance.

This Itinerary Includes:

  • All in-the-field instruction
  • Boat charter with driver/guide who knows the lake intimately
  • Discounted Lodging has been arranged - confirmations will be provided upon registration and receipt of deposit.

The Itinerary Above Does Not Include:

  • Cost of lodging or meals
  • Transportation throughout

Base Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express
9400 19th Lane
Vero Beach, Fl 32966

Phone: (772) 567-2500
Fax: (772) 567-4979

www.hiexpress.com

If you would like to register for this workshop, please fill out the registration form below. (* = Required Field). A deposit of $400 is required to reserve your spot. Please refer to our workshop information section for our cancellation and refund policies.

Workshop Information:
  • Dates: April 18-21, 2012 (0 openings)
                May 4-7, 2012 SOLD OUT
  • Cost: $1,295
  • Deposit: $400
  • Participants: 0
Participants:Limit 6
Leader:

Greg Downing

Greg has been traveling the world teaching professional and amateur photographers for more than 15 years hosting his instructional workshops and seminars. Instructing photographers of all experience levels Greg has earned a reputation for his gracious and generous teaching style.

Greg's images are known for their unique style, exacting composition and strict attention to detail. As an internationally recognized photographer, his numerous publishing credits include books, advertising campaigns and editorial publications such as Birding Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Birder's World, National Geographic and many others. Continue reading »