Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, (Camnats)

Saturday, I was invited by my friend Deb to a meeting of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, (Camnats), which is in the informal organization that was founded in 1959 and is dedicated to the appreciation of nature and the natural environment.  The organization promotes fellowship among serious nature photographers and naturalists, an appreciation nature through the exchange of ideas and techniques and for nature photography and observation, and also the development, education the general public and nature photography, appreciation of nature and conservation thereof.
The meeting started at the home of one of the members in Huddlardston, Massachusetts, where there was perches set up along with feeders (they are already feeding the birds), and we spent the morning photographing a number of different species including: Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, Hairy Woodpecker, Tree Swallows, Eastern Bluebirds and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-breasted Grosbeak
The Rose-breasted Grosbeak has been one of my nemesis birds, that I have been trying obtain a decent photograph.







Other pictures
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Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
American Bullfrog
American Bullfrog
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird - male
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird - female
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

After the morning session, we all traveled to Wachusetts Meadow Massachusetts Audubon sanctuary, Princeton, Massachusetts, where we had a get together most excellent dinner at after the business meeting an extraordinary presentation of pictures by the members and guests.
This is a most excellent group of people and I hope to eventually join the group as a member.