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This annual event is one of the largest birding / nature events of the year. Held at the national wildlife refuge, visitors can witnesses literally thousand of cranes, ducks, geese, and other birds on their annual migration. The mass lift off of the birds from the wetlands on a daily basis is an amazing sight, frequently with 20,000+ birds taking wing at once.
There will be a wide range of expert photographers and naturalists leading workshops and seminars on a variety of topics. SIGMA will be attending with an arsenal of FREE loaner lenses (with suitable ID) available for customers to “test drive.” Sigma Pro Roman Kurywczak will be teaching several workshops on his techniques for capturing birds in flight. As an additional feature, there will be three night workshops conducted by Roman at the nearby Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope installation where attendees will be able to have an exclusive opportunity for spectacular night skies photography. The VLA is only open to the public for this kind of photography during the Cranes Festival, and attendance is limited.
Hunts Photo and Video will be attending in the vendor area and will be featuring a line up of the Sigma products for sale, many with ” show special ” prices.
Hint: dress warmly !!!