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Adult Programs

March Speaker Event

March 9: Photographing the Kites of Scotland & Texas
with Craig Meurer

This event is free and open to the general public. 

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: Social at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh

Craig with an eagle
Craig with an eagle

This program will include Red Kites of Scotland and White-tailed Kites of Texas to highlight bird of prey photography concepts and challenges. Raptor and bird photography techniques and lighting issues will be covered as part of the program. Craig will show photos taken on a recent trip to Scotland to see the Argaty Kites located north of Edinburgh. Additionally, he will show photos taken on the Texas coast of white-tailed kites to compare and contrast the experience and techniques. There will be time to discuss equipment used, shooting techniques, and other related topics. Information about bird photo post-processing will also be covered. Additional illustrative photos of birds of prey in Texas and Colorado will be shown as well, including Aplomado Falcons, Ferruginous Hawks, Prairie Falcons, and more.

Craig Meurer is a professional photographer and founder of RaptorQuestâ„¢ - a conservation and education group promoting the preservation of raptors worldwide. He supports various causes across the globe and promotes raptor conservation through photography, photo tours, education, and online information. Craig has been a photographer for more than 30 years and he has shot professionally in commercial, news, nature and sports photography. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, calendars and advertisements over the years. Craig has been exhibited at juried shows, and won multiple photography awards. Craig is a member of the Texas Hawking Association and the North American Falconry Association.

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