Our Saturday, November 5 our club field trip is to a wildlife habitat located in Chester, MD about 40 minutes from Severna Park. My work colleague and her ecologist husband care for and reside on the property, living in a home built in the 1600s. Today my husband and I went to scout out the property for photo opportunities which include:
- Waterfowl (especially at sunrise and sunset) – have waterfowl blinds
- At least 2 eagle nest on the property, we saw an eagle this morning
- Beaver dam – To get a good shot will need a zoom
- Old wooden working barn that we can shoot inside of – would work well with HDR photography. Only equipment in the barn, no animals
- Small forest area – although the leaves will be down in Nov
- Fields – No blooming in Nov (they have sunflower fields which were in bloom last week)
- Some old rusty farm equipment (decay shots)
The best time to shoot the wildfowl is either sunrise or sunset. I would recommend sunrise because of the lack of light after sun fall.
They have kindly requested that they have some copies of the photographs to post on their website.
Location: Chester, off of Parsons Road – Workman’s Hazard Road
Distance from Severna Park: 40 minutes
Source: Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage