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Are you interested in learning more about birds and birding in and around Will County? Would you like to meet others that enjoy birding? Join us at one of our upcoming activities and find out what the Will County Audubon Society is all about. We hope to see you there!

Next Meeting - 6:30 PM Thu March 12, 2015

Pilcher Park Nature Center

Joliet, Illinois

Program: Don Blecha - Photographing Birds



Our guest speaker is Mr. Don Blecha aka Rattlinantler, a selftaught photographer, specializing in birds and animals. He has been doing "serious" type photography for about 8 years. Photography then drew him into birding via his love for nature and the outdoors. Most of his birding is done locally in Grundy, Will and Kankakee counties. He has ventured to many parts of the county, slipping in a bird outing while on family vacations.

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Don will talk about the aspects of capturing birds in a quality digital

image, how to control your settings and setup of the camera,

and how to choose the right scenes to get a quality photo of the

many birds of northern Illinois. He will touch on a few "hotspots"

that birders frequent, and his evolution of getting tack sharp images.

Don will share many photos and a few stories of how he captured a few vacation birds.

Most of the photos he takes are

for personal achievements and to record

his life list. He has sold a handful of photos, most of which he donated to usage in forest preserves, state publications, and conservation efforts.


Please join us. All Will County Audubon Society meetings are free and open to the public.

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