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Bill & Linda Lane Workshops: Chincoteague, Eastern Shore, Virginia

From: 11/07/2012 To: 11/10/2012
Eastern Shore, Virginia

If you have heard of the annual pony round up in Assateague, then you are familiar with Chincoteague for they are side by side. This is an island on the Eastern Shore, home to the Chincoteague ponies. Seldom do we visit when we do not get to photograph these wonderful creatures; this year there was a foal in the group. You will find a nice variety of subjects: lighthouse, Sika Elk, fishing vessels, buoys, fishermen, reflections, thousands of birds, ponies, white tailed deer, scenics, sunrises and sunsets, sea foam rainbows and thousands and thousands of Snow Geese landing and taking off at the same time which is a sight to behold. There are certain moving experiences that never grow old. In the evening the geese are lit by the pink/yellow glow of sunset. And oh yes, this year we delighted in photographing two otters just frolicking and teasing us as we followed them up and down the canal. They were as curious of us as we were of them.

Even if bird photography is not your “thing”, there is something for everyone in this place. This workshop is definitely not just a birding expedition, but there are many species of bird that will make themselves readily accessible to you and your camera if you wish. And most of them are very close to the roadside. It is the migrating season for waterfowl.

We’ll meet on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the motel and end around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Our Motel is conveniently located off Maddox Blvd. . Breakfasts and Lunches are included in the price. (Dinners not included). Cost $750. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rodeway Inn for your convenience. It is suggested that you make your reservation as soon as possible.