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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Choptank River Diving Ducks
Photograph Waterfowl and Wildlife at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Choptank River
We will start the day shooting the sunrise over Blackwater NWR. The morning will then be spent shooting various scenic spots around the refuge as well as the large variety of waterfowl that winter at Blackwater.
Species that should be possible to photograph are snow geese, tundra swans, pintail ducks, mallards and Canada geese. Other wildlife sightings possible will be bald eagles, great blue herons and other waterfowl.
We will return to Cambridge around 11:30 for lunch and then head to the Choptank river to photograph various diving ducks. The afternoon will have opportunities for very close pictures of canvasback, redhead, lesser scaup and widgeon ducks.
The day will end around 4:00 pm as we run out of light on the river.
This is an outdoor shoot, so please be prepared to stand in the cold for hours at a time. Warm boots and good gloves will be a must.
A good variety of lenses from wide angle to telephoto will be used on this shoot, as well as a sturdy tripod Please email Sean with any questions [email protected]
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Sturdy Tripod
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at Dorchester County Visitor Center
2 Rosehill Pl, Cambridge MD 21613
Hotel information to follow.
Since he first bought a used Pentax K1000 in 1989 Sean Quintilian has traveled over much of North America in search of outstanding wildlife and nature photographs. His body of work includes images from 14 U.S. National Parks and dozens of National Wildlife Refuges, with over 100 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles recorded. Sean has spent over 600 days on location over the past 17 years including 20 weeks in Yellowstone National Park alone.
His work has appeared in publications, exhibits and even a CD jacket. His fine art prints have graced the walls of many offices and homes. During the past three years Sean has started a growing portrait and wedding business. Sean lives in Abingdon Maryland with his wife Jessica and daughter Juliana.