Raptor Photography Shoots
Hawks, falcons, owls and more await you at Houston Audubon's Raptor Photo Shoots. You will have the opportunity to photograph Houston Audubon’s education raptors in an intimate setting at both the Houston Audubon Raptor & Education Center and at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Whether you use a simple point and shoot or serious photography equipment, you will enjoy meeting and learning about these awesome birds. Raptor Shoots are typically from 8AM - 10AM but times will be confirmed by email for each session depending on sunrise. Light refreshments will be served on the deck for all to enjoy during the shoot. Space is limited to 15 participants. The fee is $40.
Shoots at Raptor and Education Center: September 24, 2019; November 23, 2019; March 20, 2020
Shoots at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary: October 21, 2019; January 27, 2020; May 22, 2020
Flight in Focus Events
Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association
Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) is an informal photo club for Houston Audubon members. We hold meetings monthly, September through May, on the first Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary headquarters library.
October 2, 2019: When Protection Is Not Enough with Carl Henry
The recent battle and success to reclaim South Georgia Island and how it changed Carl's photography is our topic.
One of Carl's fondest childhood memories is the excitement of opening the perfect Christmas gift, a brand-new Kodak Instamatic camera. That excitement was turned into a passion while studying engineering at Rice University, he had the opportunity to take several undergraduate photography classes and study under some inspiring master photographers. This experience ignited a fire that has kept burning throughout his adult life. With the advent of high-quality digital photography this passion has exploded into an obsession. Carl has worked diligently to continually refine his visual skills and technical skills while continuing to pursue the same areas of interest that caught his eye back in his college days: wildlife, landscape and abstract. His images have been awarded and published in several local, national and international contests and publications.
Carl's website: https://www.wildlightphotographer.com/index
November 6, 2019: Topic TBA
December 4, 2019: Topic TBA
January 8, 2020: Costa Rica Flora and Wildlife—Birds, Hummingbirds, Poison Dart Frogs, Mammals, Flowers and More with Joe Smith
See some great pictures taken in March 2019 during Joe Smith’s eight-day trip to Costa Rica. He photographed in three different eco-systems of Costa Rica-- Sarapiqui on the lower Caribbean; Turrialba, a region a bit higher and less humid and cooler; and the high mountain country known as Savegre Valley about 7000 feet in elevation. Each area had its own unique species and habit. And each area is about two hours by car from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.
Come and see nature at its best in these regions of Costa Rica. This may be your only chance to see Toucans, Motmots, Collared Aracari, Spectacled and Crested Owls, Fiery-throated hummingbirds, Flowerpiecers and Flame-colored Tanagers and similar species. And a Red Eyed Frog on a Torch Ginger plant as well as Tayra and Agousti. Come and enjoy the wonderful images and see if you can identify any of them.
Tips on photo equipment used will be covered too, but the emphasis will be on what the camera captured.
February 5, 2020: Through the Rockies to Alaska: A Photographic Journey” by Laszlo Perlaky
March 4, 2020: Topic TBA
April 1, 2020: Topic TBA
May 6, 2020: with Kathy Adams Clark
HANPA spring field trip: TBD