Wood Duck Weekends, 2023
Wood Duck Weekend
Hosted by Joe Subolefsky
Session 1: Arrive Friday March 10 by 2pm. Depart Sunday, March 12 after the morning shoot. (FULL)
Session 2: Arrive Friday March 17 by 2pm. Depart Sunday, March 19 after the morning shoot. (FULL)
Session 3: Arrive Friday March 24 by 2pm. Depart Sunday, March 26 after the morning shoot. (FULL)
Session 4: Arrive Friday April 14 by 2pm. Depart Sunday, April 16 after the morning shoot. (FULL)
Workshop limited to a maximum of two participants, includes two morning sessions photographing wood ducks and usually ample opportunities to photograph Belted Kingfishers fishing and interacting with their mate; an afternoon shooting Snow Geese, Bald Eagles, fishing Osprey or various duck species depending on timing, migration and weather.
We’ve been photographing Wood Ducks at this location for many, many years. Understanding the sun, wind, personality traits and terrain translates into better imagery.
While Wood Ducks are the primary focus, the various residents of the wetland habitat may make appearances throughout the time in the field. Belted Kingfishers, Barn Swallows, Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-winged Blackbirds, Green-winged Teal, Mallards and more are particularly abundant in this marsh. Wood Ducks being the most skittish of the ducks, it is difficult to happen upon one that sticks around long enough to photograph. Using a remote location, the cover of darkness and a custom designed blind, we can provide a once in a lifetime experience in the marsh.
This workshop provides you with an amazing in-field photographic experience. Our primary focus will be breeding Wood Ducks; small, stunning birds, with bright iridescent colors and tear drop shaped eye-rings that pop. With a handful of birds usually present this is a great time to capture behavioral interaction, and portraits, along with both males and females in relation to their nesting boxes.
Lodging Recommendation: Homewood Suites By Hilton Bel Air 4170 Philadelphia Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21015 410.297.8585
Includes: Photographic instruction, two morning shoots at the Wood Duck blind, two afternoon shoots at a destination to be determined by the weather, migration reports, transportation from the hotel to the marsh and various other shooting locations.
Not Included: Travel to Maryland, hotel, meals, personal items
Terms: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is due 7 days before the date of the workshop and is then non-refundable unless the tour sells out. If we do not receive your check for the balance on or before the due date, we will try to fill your spot off the waiting list. If your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit only.
Deposit methods accepted; check made payable to Shoot the Light (address below), Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org, and credit card via a phone call to our office.
Please review our Booking and Refund Policy To sign up contact us at; office 828-891-4082 e-mail email@example.com