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Shenandoah National Park: A Long Day With Flora and Fauna!

Photographing Flora and Fauna on a Shenandoah National Park Safari

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Join nature photographer and instructor Sean Quintilian for a long day photographing the fauna, flora and landscapes of Shenandoah National Park.

We will meet up at Big Meadows for early morning light to try and photograph white tailed deer fawns as they rest in the meadow and perhaps nurse, We will keep a respectable distance to ensure we don’t disturb or endanger the fawns. The meadow may also present some opportunities for wildflower photography.

After early light shooting, Sean will prepare breakfast for the group followed by a short hike to a waterfall to practice moving water photography. Sean will teach on proper use of Polarizing filters to remove glare and neutral density filters for long exposures. This will also be a good exercise in using your camera’s manual settings,

The mid-day will be spent exploring about a 30 mile stretch of Skyline Drive. There will be opportunities for wildflowers and butterflies. Some teaching on landscapes and panoramic photography will be included if conditions favor it. There’s always a possibility for a bear or two!

For those who are interested an excursion will be made for Timber Rattlesnakes. This will include some hiking and a steep uphill.

There will be at least 2 breaks during the day including a lunch at a picnic ground (pack your own or purchase at nearby wayside). During these breaks Sean will be available to answer your wildlife and nature photography questions, concerning technique, locations and gear choice.

Please try to email Sean questions in advance so he can be prepared:

The day will end at a westward facing overlook to capture the sun as it sets behind multiple ridgelines.