Join us for a few days of eagle-hunting.....photographically hunting that is!!
Iowa is visited by a LOT of eagles in the winter. They congregate on the partially frozen rivers to feed and to survive. The locks and dams keep the river churned up and allow the birds to feed.
Here you can view hundreds eagles within a couple of days, and sometimes even hours. We will catch them roosting, flying, fishing, scanning the waters for their prey and perching on ice-floats in the middle of the river.
Cancellation: The last day to cancel and receive a refund for this trip is December 1, 2021.....unless there is someone on the waitlist who can take your place.
We will meet in the lobby of the Marriott at 2pm to discuss the workshop flow. Please have your gear ready to go shooting right after.
815 1st Ave
Coralville, IA 52241
Make your reservations for 3 nights - January 30, 31 & Feb 1st....checking out on the 2nd.
We will be flying into the Moline/Quad Cities International Airport (MLI). It is important that all participants book the earliest flight into the area as we will start around 2 pm in the lobby of the Marriott.
NOTE: check your flights that they arrive in time to have a 2pm meeting before we get started. If they don't work, you may need to come in a day early.
You will need your own transportation for this workshop.
We normally carpool to shoots, but due to Covid, we are suspending this requirement at this time. People who are willing to carpool will be allowed to. We recommend renting somethig with 4WD in case of snowy weather.
For this workshop you will need fast photo gear and you will need a variety of lenses. Your long lens would need to be something like a 400 or 600 length or longer if you have it. If you don't you can consider renting what you need since it is only for a few days:
For DSLR or Full Frame mirrorless users:
Have as fast of a camera as you can with a high number of focus points and a quick focusing system. For the long lens we recommend renting a Sigma 150-600 SPORT version. You will also need very fast cards.....300mb/s work great.
It is best to bodies that have the fastest focusing systems that Olympus has available -- currently the EM1 Mark III and the EM1X. You will need the 300mm lens with either the 1.4 or 2.0 teleconverter. We also suggest the 40-150 with a teleconverter as well or the new 100-400. You will also need the 300 mb/s cards for quick writing to the card during blast mode.
It is likely to be VERY cold and even windy on the rivers where we will be shooting. Please bring heavy outerwear and heavy extremity coverings. Disposable hand warmers would be ideal as well.