Join Us for Member’s Photofest

Join Us for Member’s Photofest

Monday, January 28 is the LWI Annual Member’s Photofest Four LWI members will be showing off some of their favorite nature photos at our Member’s Photofest Night.  Past events have been a real treat as we all get a chance to view some of the amazing images our members capture during their forays into natural areas.  It’s a natural way to kick off our first indoor meeting of the New Year, so please plan to attend.  Social time begins at 7:00 PM.
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Pelee Island Camping Trip Photos 2016 Part 2

Pelee Island Camping Trip Photos 2016 Part 2

I hope you enjoyed my earlier post about Pelee Island.  This latest post focuses on bird photos. As you may know, thousands of birds migrate through this area every spring.  Pelee Island is a stopover for many interesting species, and attracts avid birders.  Having access to some very experienced and knowledgeable LWI birders who attend this event makes the trip especially worthwhile.    For some competitive birders, Pelee Island offers the annual Botham Cup.  This event is a bird “race” taking place over a 24 hour period from Friday noon until Saturday noon.  Teams try and sight as many bird species…
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Pelee Island Camping Trip Photos 2016 Part 1

Pelee Island Camping Trip Photos 2016 Part 1

Every spring for many years now, LWI holds a group camping outing on Pelee Island.  2016 was the first year for myself and Roberta attending.  Pelee Island is an easy 1 hour and 30 minute ferry ride from Leamington.  The campground is located only a few kilometers from the ferry dock and is well situated for making forays to the various corners of the island. By late Thursday the LWI group camping site was well populated with tents, dining shelters, pop-up camper vans and one truck camper.  Some members come as early as Tuesday, with most departing back to the…
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Mid April Avian Sightings, 2016

Mid April Avian Sightings, 2016

Last spring I purchased a 600mm lens and headed out to Canatara Park to see what birds I could spot, and to see if I could actually photograph any of them. To be honest, I wanted to see whether or not I was going to enjoy a longer lens. I'm not a birder, although I love them and wish I could identify more species than I can. I have often captured the birds visiting my feeders in the winter, but that's always been for fun and to document the species. Here are some of the shots I took on April…
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2016 Lambton Wildlife Inc. Photo Contest Results

2016 Lambton Wildlife Inc. Photo Contest Results

After months of keeping it a secret, we’re finally ready to announce the winners of our 2016 Photo Contest. In total, over 200 photos were entered entailing a diversity of plants, animals, mushrooms, scenes, and landscapes that truly highlighted Lambton County. It was a difficult judging process with many excellent entries. The panel of judges were from the Sarnia Photographic Club, the Petrolia Camera Club and Lambton Wildlife. Judging was aided by several other members of the Sarnia Photographic Club who made the process much more efficient with the use of a scoring machine and volunteering their time and effort. One…
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Members’ PhotoFest

Members’ PhotoFest

Join us for an evening of photography as members present some interesting shots and tell us the stories behind them. If you are a member of Lambton Wildlife and would like to participate, please contact Mary Martin at president@lambtonwildlife.com. Don't forget to come out at 7pm for a short social gathering and refreshments before the evening presentation begins!  
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Calling All Lambton Wildlife Nature Photographers

Calling All Lambton Wildlife Nature Photographers

After a great response to the LWI nature photography contest, it’s apparent that we have numerous talented photographers snapping shots in Lambton County that are worthy of sharing.  Now that the photo contest is over, we’d like to invite you to share your best shots with other Lambton Wildlife members on an ongoing basis. We have started a Lambton County Nature group on the Flickr website.  Flickr members (it’s free to join) who are LWI members can join our Lambton County Nature group and by uploading your photos into Flickr they will be automatically uploaded onto the LWI website for…
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2016 Photo Contest Ends Soon!

2016 Photo Contest Ends Soon!

November 15th is the last day for submissions into the Lambton Wildlife 2016 Photo Contest. If you haven't submitted an image in each category, you still have time! There are 4 categories: Flora, Fauna, Landscapes and Youth Excellence. You can submit 1 image per category, but only 1. Images should showcase Lambton County. All photos must have been captured within the last two years. Upload your images via the online contest page or via the submissions page. Don't wait, get yours in now!
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“Photographing the Backlit Bird”, a few tips to improve your bird photos.

Suppose you are walking through Canatara Park and suddenly you spot a beautiful warbler on a branch overhead. It’s the middle of the day with a bright, sunny sky. You excitedly snap several photos, but later when you look at the photos on a computer you are disappointed to see that the bird in the photo is darker than you anticipated. The problem is that the bird was backlit and this situation is quite common, seeing as birds are often overhead and so is the sun. Even with binoculars, a bird against a bright sky often looks like a silhouette…
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