Tuesday June 19 – Purdon Fen & Showy Lady’s Slippers
Meet at 7:30 am at the Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas – Price per person – $75.00 HST included
Limited space – Mandatory registration before June 15 – 2018
This workshop will only run if we have reasonable weather and if the fen is in bloom. We will monitor conditions as the event approaches. However, we will cancel if these conditions aren’t met. If participants have prepaid, they will be reimbursed.
NOTE: No rain date for this workshop. If we cancel we will make the announcement on our Fscebook Club at 7 PM June 18.
The Purdon Fen Conservation Area was created to preserve Canada’s largest colony of Showy Lady’s Slipper. At its peak in mid-June, this spectacular pink & white orchid thrives in the Cedar Swamp, often numbering in the thousands.
Hopefully, conditions will warrant countless photo opportunities. Other bog flowers exist here, including Pitcher Plant and Sundew. We also hope to encounter a variety of frogs, birds and other life forms.
The surrounding area will ring with the chorus of birds on territory, including various warblers, Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Scarlet Tanager.
Our main objective today is to improve our macro and close-up photography techniques. We’ll also enjoy beautiful rural woodland settings.
Bring your macro and wide-angle lenses, tripod and external flash. A telephoto lens can come in handy too!
Throughout the morning we will interpret the environment and bring photo opportunities to people’s attention.
We will suggest a variety of composition and nature photography techniques while encouraging people to unleash their creativity.
This workshop is best suited to those already familiar with their camera and manual exposure.
However, beginners will also benefit since we can provide some guidance regarding manual exposure and composition.
Expect to be outside for several hours. Pay attention to the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
Bring insect repellent, warm and dry footwear, dress in layers, and bring water and a snack.