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Spring Eagles at Conowingo
Learn techniques to photograph birds in flight (BIF) in the spring
Conowingo Dam has been known for 20 years as a fall hotspot for bald eagle photography, as birds gather for winter. Over the last 5 years there has emerged a spring season that coincides the spring hickory shad spawning up the Susquehanna River. Bonus: it tends not to be as cold!
This half-day workshop is designed to get participants familiar with Conowingo, as well as teach techniques for Bird-in-flight photography. Instructor Sean Quintillian will review camera settings and panning techniques. Time will be spent on how to support a large telephoto lens, including hand holding and tripod use. Sean will review tripod leg options and gimbal head options and set up.
A telephoto lens of 400mm or longer will achieve best results for this workshop. You can contact Sean for suggestions for rentals. [email protected]
This is a half day workshop but the eagles are there all day, so you may want to plan to spend the whole day.
- Long Lenses
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at the Park & Ride at I-95 exit 89 in Maryland (Havre de Grace, MD)
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.