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More Summer Photo Ops
Looking for more photo opportunities this summer.  Here are some ideas.

1.  Lighthouse Cruises
3.5 hour narrated cruise of 4 lighthouses including the tour inside of Bug Lighthouse and                   Seal search.  Arrive at Museum 30 Minutes early
     4:15 - 7:45 p.m.
     East End Seaport Museum
     103 3rd Street
     Greenport, NY 11744
      $62.10, seniors (62+)
      $69, adults 
     Weds. July 20
     Sat. July 31
     Sat. Aug. 10
     Weds. Aug. 21
     Sat. Sept. 14

2.  Bethpage Polo in the Park

Bethpage Polo in the Park takes place every Sunday June through October 14, from 2 - 5 p.m. at Long Island’s Bethpage State Park.  Played for over 2000 years, polo - also recognized as “The Sport of Kings” is one of the only sports that is celebrated and played worldwide.
3.  Discovery Wetlands Cruise
Board the 27 passenger pontoon boat “Discovery” for a unique 1 1/2 hour cruise through Stony Brook Harbor to the surrounding wetlands at West Meadow Creek.  A naturalist will be aboard to guide you through this exceptional experience.  Marvel at sweeping vistas of the salt marsh moraine, the long  sandspit with the historic Gamecock Cottage, the serpentine creek and waterfowl and birds.  Cruises are scheduled through October 20th.

Advanced registration:
     Adults, $28
     Seniors, $25 (60+)
Walk-ons (cash only)
     Adults, $35
     Seniors, $30 (60+)

 The Bronx Zoo

     The Bronx Zoo is a great place to take photos.  Over 4000 animals - including many endangered and threatened species- live on its 265 acres.  The Zoo has a focus on naturalistic habitats, both indoors and out, so you can take photograph animals, including tigers, rare snow leopards, and bears in such a way that people viewing your photo won’t be able to tell it was taken at a zoo.  The Bronx Zoo is an enjoyable and exciting photographic opportunity.  Some of the exhibits we plan to visit are the aquatic birds and sea bird aviary, tiger mountain, Zoo Center, and the big bears.
We will be meeting February 17th at 10:00 a.m at the Southern Boulevard entrance gate.  Hope you can join us.

Looks like fun!
Very cool!

Sunflower farm click below

Looking for something new to photograph.  Another photo op

​Dumbo (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) is one of NYC’s hippest, historic neighborhoods with unsurpassed views and the best pizza!   Best of all, this trip takes you to the spots where you can take some of the best photos of NYC.  Make sure your camera battery is charged and ready to go.  As an added treat we will be going by ferry.

OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME - 10/20/19 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the best air show around!  Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome both entertains and educates.  Shows start at 2:00 p.m. with a vintage fashion show and car parade.  The flying starts at 2:30 p.m.  and runs till about 4:00 p.m.  The stars are the historic airplanes , including a 1909 Bleriot, the oldest regular flying plane in the Western Hemisphere; the Fokker, triplane, the most famous fighter of WW1, and a precise replica of the “Spirit of St. Louis”.  In addition, to the Airshow there is a museum.  There will also be pumpkin bombing, a fall festival and a WW1 spectacular with pyrotechnics.  Admission is $20 for seniors.

CHINATOWN - 11/10/19 10:00 a.m.

Chinatown, NYC is the largest Chinatown in the U.S.  Founded in the late 1870’s by Chinese immigrants, Chinatown offers a unique, historical and cultural experience not found anywhere else in the world.  Photograph the sights, feel the pulse, challenge your senses.  There  is something for everyone.  An endless array of restaurants, tea houses and bakeries to sample.  Supermarkets, fresh produce and fish markets.  So join us as we explore the neighborhood.

Hangar B is the home to Floyd Bennett Field’s historic aircraft restoration program
 (H.A.R.P.).  We will go inside the Hangar to photograph the dedicated volunteers working on the collection of historic aircraft.  Their goal is to restore the aircraft to nearly original condition. The volunteers have even built a full scale model of Wiley Post’s Lockheed Vega “The Winnie Mae” from scratch.


Visit the Tulip Festival at Holland Ridge Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ.  Starting in mid-April, you can stroll the grounds, pick flowers and more.
The Tulip Festival will boast 50 acres of vibrant flowers to photograph in addition to a tulip market, plus restored barns with furry friends.  Purple, pink, orange and yellow - a rainbow of blossoms will spring to life sprouting up to form a colorful quilt of flowers across the property.

UNTERMEYER PARK and GARDENS (Yonkers) - May 2020

Untermeyer Park and Gardens is the Gardens from a former grand estate in 
Yonkers.  Photograph the walled garden with its Greek - styled temple and amphitheater, the Temple of Love perched on a rocky outcropping and the sweeping Vista that descends to an overlook above the Hudson River and Palisades.  In addition, there is the color garden and gatehouse, a river and stream garden, and a ruin and sundial garden.  
Untermeyer Park is a beautiful and peaceful GEM of a park.  The flowers, fountains, architectural details, and especially the view are FANTASTIC.  Go and you won’t be disappointed!

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This Fall, It's All About Raptors!

You are invited to Audubon Greenwich on Sunday, September 15th, for a unique event for bird-lovers and photography buffs alike. 

Join us for Audubon + Canon: Birds in Focus, a guided bird walk led by an Audubon naturalist and a Canon photography pro as you try out the latest and greatest cameras, lenses, and binoculars available. Experts from Milford Camera will be on hand to offer tips and tricks as you get up close and personal with an amazing array of birds.

Stick around after your bird walk for the 21st Annual Fall Festival & Hawk Watch and try out the Canon camera gear at a special festival experience with an opportunity to capture portraits of some spectacular raptors. The festival is an exciting, family-friendly nature event celebrating the fall season and annual migration of raptors. You can enjoy: a live raptor show, rehabilitated hawk releases, petting zoo, hayrides, local exhibitors, and delicious food!

Get your tickets for the festival and bird walks today!

Audubon Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831

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: Field trip to Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge
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****Reminder field trip to Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge will be Sunday, January 5th.  Meeting at the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Weather permitting.
                                                 Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge
  Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge in Sag Harbor is a magical place. If you want to photograph nature, birds, and wild animals up close, it is one of the best places on Long Island.  Here you can observe nature and have wild birds actually land in your hands.  Morton is a treasure, beautiful in every season but particularly in winter.  The birds are always active but in winter they are amazing.  You will never see so many bright red cardinals in one place at one time.  On any given day, you may see deer walking around, wild turkeys who are not the least bit afraid of you, squirrels, rabbits, nuthatches, blue jays, and many other species, who will literally greet you at the entrance.  It's quite a spectacle.  But it's the chickadees, greeting you with a chorus of buzzing chirps, asking "What do you have for me to eat," landing upon your outstretched hand to grab a sunflower seed and then fly back to a branch, proceed to crack it open and gobble it up that is pure joy.  The Preserve also contains a nature trail that passes through the upland forest, the fields, and winds up down by the bay beach.  Whether you have never been, or have visited Morton many times pack up your camera gear and join us January 5th.  This trip will not disappoint you.  We will be meeting at the entrance in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

           Ellen & Henry

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Great pictures!
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Thought you might be interested in this photo op.  I have been here several times.

Shepaug Eagle Observation Area

Opening Day
December 18th

The Shepaug eagle viewing site is open for it's 34th season December 18th, 2019 through March 8th, 2020 from 9:00 until 1:00 Wednesdays , Saturdays, and Sundays.

Bird of Prey Shows every weekend.

On Wed, Feb 19, 2020, 3:08 PM ell <> wrote:

                    Planting Field’s Arboretum and Camellia House 
Join us March 16th as the South Shore Camera Club visits the former Gold Coast estate  of the Coe family.  This National Register property has over 400 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woodlands and nature walks.  The Camellia Greenhouse displays are the largest collection of camellias in the Northeast (no tripods permitted.). The main greenhouse has extensive collections of hibiscus, orchids, succulents and seasonal displays.
Early rhodedendrons, mountain laurels, and hollies begin to bud in March.  The bird sanctuary features berry producing shrubs that are a good source for the birds, a small pond and covered bridge.  Parking and admission are free.
We will be meeting at the covered walkway next to the visitor’s parking lot at 10:00 a.m.
                                             Ellen & Henry

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