Photography of Roy Thoman

Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival 2013

A week in the life a SCBWF photographer

I have spent the past week as a photographer for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. It was a great week for birding! The weather was fantastic! I got the chance to speak with many of the festival attendees. Many of them were from northern parts of the country, caught in the grip of a frigid cold snap, seeing temperatures well below zero! They all agreed it was way better to be birding in Florida. The birds were great as well, I will need to check the festival stats to see how many species were counted at this years festival. I was able to add a few new birds to my short, but growing life list. I’m more of a photographer than a birder, but I’m learning. It was a long and grueling week. My days started well before dawn and ended well past sunset. It took me a whole day of rest to recover! It was well worth the effort, I met lots of great people and took lots of photographs (over 2,600). It’s going to take me a while to get all of the photos ready, but as I do I’m going to share some of them, as well as my experiences here. This years SCBWF was awesome! This is my second year as a festival photographer, I have spent many years prior to that as a festival attendee. I always have a great time at the festival. I hope you will enjoy my thoughts and photos as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

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16 responses

  1. Oh what a fantastic picture! I wish of course that they didn’t have to be there, but what a great shot of what they face for us! 😀

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    January 30, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    • Thank You Keli, This was not a fire, although we have them here regularly. This is a group of birders in a foggy sunrise.

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      January 31, 2013 at 12:47 am

  2. LB

    What a very cool picture … I can see tall grasses, cameras, tripod and great color!

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    January 31, 2013 at 12:11 am

    • Thank You LB! This was one of my faves. It was a great day for birds as well.

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      January 31, 2013 at 12:50 am

  3. lokithecat

    I guess you and Nanny have something in common… learning about birds! Thanks for liking our blog… And we cannot wait to see your photos. Very nice shot of the birders!

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    January 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog! Good for Nanny!

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      January 31, 2013 at 3:47 pm

  4. Great picture, Roy!! I look forward to see your bird pictures! 🙂

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    January 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    • Thank You Calee! My job was to take photos of birders and not birds, so I didn’t get many bird photos. 😦

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      February 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      • OK! But still interesting, and maybe I can learn some tricks by looking at how others do it.. 🙂

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        February 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      • Yes I’m sure you will. I got sidetracked with the Baltimore thing, I’ll get back to birding next.

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        February 5, 2013 at 1:06 am

  5. Una Gran Toma… Y Una Envidia Sana… Espero Que Las Fotografías Mereciesen La Pena,… Un Saludo…

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    February 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    • Muchas gracias Jose! Soy envidioso de sus hermosas fotos también.

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      February 4, 2013 at 5:17 pm

  6. Angela

    Did you learn about the birds and the birders on this assignment?

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    February 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm

  7. That’s a very cool photo! Birders are very dedicated getting out early.

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    February 22, 2013 at 8:00 am

    • Thank you, Catherine! Oh yes birders get up very early! They are a very dedicated bunch that’s for sure.

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      February 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

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