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Calgary/Edmonton/Red Deer & Southern Alberta POTN Meet?

 
Geoff_Shawcross
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Mar 28, 2007 15:19 |  #46

Nice tripod......a bit out of my pirce range at the moment though.....hehe :)

I'll probably bring both my monopod and tripod with me in June and just leave one of them in my car unless I want to use it. My tripod is a bit on the heavy side. It's a Manfrotto 190CL with a Manfrotto 808RC4 head. Works well, but can get heavy if not prepared to haul it properly.


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Mar 28, 2007 16:13 |  #47

Evan, just pencil in June 2 if you can and we will formulate a plan by then. I too could provide a vehicle, though I'm sure most could.

Anybody have ideas for places to go. There are a ton of places to go. We could do the car tripping, short hikes (or long ones). I years past (most of them long past) I have done tons of trips in to K-Country from car camping to multi-day excursions so have a few ideas there. Banff area has hordes of great short hikes with gorgeous scenery too.

Heck, we could through a few canoes on, pack up the tents and make are real expedition out of it. ;) Just Kidding (not really though)

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Mar 29, 2007 09:01 as a reply to  @ BearLeeAlive's post |  #48

Consider June 2 penciled.

Great shot Jim, is that from the Mt. Indefatigable trail?


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Mar 29, 2007 09:43 |  #49

scraps wrote in post #2948979 (external link)
Consider June 2 penciled.

Great shot Jim, is that from the Mt. Indefatigable trail?

Thanks Evan, you are bang on with the location too. Good eye.


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Apr 09, 2007 11:34 |  #50

Soo..June 2 is penciled in - any more developments? HAve you taken the lead Jim? As well - one day or two-day?


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Apr 09, 2007 12:49 |  #51

June 2 it is for sure, mark it on your calender.

I would be willing to do a second day too if others were willing. We could do one day around Calgary, another either out west or another out of town location.

Though many liked the idea of the zoo, I really feel it will not be a great option for a group as big as we may be. Other options have come up too.

If you all would copy these list and add names and places to go in another post. We can the get a general consensus of where most would like to go. I think most are quite flexible. Doing this event is of primary concern, where we go to is secondary.

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Places in Calgary
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Heritage Park

Places Out of Town
Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
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Apr 09, 2007 13:33 as a reply to  @ BearLeeAlive's post |  #52

Participants & Days Available
BearLeeAlive (Jim) Sat and Sun
CalgaryPhotographer (Andrew) Sat and if enough notice, Sunday

Places in Calgary
Zoo
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Heritage Park
17th Ave
Stephen Avenue Mall
Fishcreek (Ranche)


Places Out of Town

Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
Kananaskis
Banff
Grain Cylo's etc.. in southern Alberta (Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat etc..)
Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise (too far??)

**Could also try to get a liscenced pilot up if anyone wanted to split the cost of an Aerial tour - Three passenger seats (incl. me :D) calgaryphotographer


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Apr 09, 2007 13:46 as a reply to  @ calgaryphotographer's post |  #53

Participants & Days Available
BearLeeAlive (Jim) Sat and Sun
CalgaryPhotographer (Andrew) Sat and if enough notice, Sunday
elfieh (Elfie) Sat and/or Sun

Places in Calgary
Zoo
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Heritage Park
17th Ave
Stephen Avenue Mall
Fishcreek (Ranche)


Places Out of Town

Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
Kananaskis
Banff
Grain Cylo's etc.. in southern Alberta (Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat, Mossleigh etc..)
Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise (too far??)
Coaldale (Birds of Prey)
Crowsnest Area


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Apr 16, 2007 16:12 as a reply to  @ elfieh's post |  #54

Participants & Days Available
BearLeeAlive (Jim) Sat and Sun
CalgaryPhotographer (Andrew) Sat and if enough notice, Sunday
elfieh (Elfie) Sat and/or Sun
Scraps (Evan) Sat and Sun

Places in Calgary
Zoo
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Heritage Park
17th Ave
Stephen Avenue Mall
Fishcreek (Ranche)


Places Out of Town

Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
Kananaskis
Banff
Grain Cylo's etc.. in southern Alberta (Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat, Mossleigh etc..)
Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise (too far??)
Coaldale (Birds of Prey)
Crowsnest Area
Elbow Falls & area
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Apr 16, 2007 21:40 |  #55

Participants & Days Available
BearLeeAlive (Jim) Sat and Sun
CalgaryPhotographer (Andrew) Sat and if enough notice, Sunday
elfieh (Elfie) Sat and/or Sun
Scraps (Evan) Sat and Sun
Geoff_Shawcross (Geoff) Sat/Sun, will be driving up friday afternoon.

Places in Calgary
Zoo
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Heritage Park
17th Ave
Stephen Avenue Mall
Fishcreek (Ranche)


Places Out of Town
Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
Kananaskis
Banff
Grain Cylo's etc.. in southern Alberta (Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat, Mossleigh etc..)
Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise (too far??)
Coaldale (Birds of Prey)
Crowsnest Area
Elbow Falls & area
Any Ducks Unlimited bird habitats (just a thought)


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Apr 16, 2007 23:40 as a reply to  @ Geoff_Shawcross's post |  #56

Participants & Days Available
BearLeeAlive (Jim) Sat and Sun
CalgaryPhotographer (Andrew) Sat and if enough notice, Sunday
elfieh (Elfie) Sat and/or Sun
Scraps (Evan) Sat and Sun
Geoff_Shawcross (Geoff) Sat/Sun, will be driving up friday afternoon.
davidm_86 (Dave) Sat and Sun

Places in Calgary
Zoo
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Heritage Park
17th Ave
Stephen Avenue Mall
Fishcreek (Ranche)


Places Out of Town
Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
Kananaskis
Banff
Grain Cylo's etc.. in southern Alberta (Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat, Mossleigh etc..)
Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise (too far??)
Coaldale (Birds of Prey)
Crowsnest Area
Elbow Falls & area
Any Ducks Unlimited bird habitats (just a thought)


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Apr 17, 2007 01:09 as a reply to  @ davidm_86's post |  #57

I just got prompted about this. I will say a tentative yes right now as I am in for knee surgery in May and depends on the outcome of this. I see someone has mentioned the Birds of Prey center in Coaldale. I have been doing some work with them each year. The manager of this has granted me access to all the birds here and will even take them out to a more natural looking setting. While he had not asked for anything in return I think a small donation to his place would be appropriate.


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Apr 17, 2007 01:36 |  #58

I fully plan on taking in the Birds of Prey Center this year. Sheldon, if you could arrange something for there I would be more than happy to contribute in an appropriate manner. There are some great photo op's in the Crowsnest area too. Elfie is the one who had suggested the BOPC and she lives between Calgary & Lethbridge and I bet would be in on a trip there.

I am thinking it would have to be a different weekend than the one planned as the focus would likely be in or close near Calgary one day and maybe head west for the second day for those wanting to go. Some many places to go....

It will be great to meet and get others ideas on approaching different things from a photographical point of view.


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Apr 17, 2007 06:55 |  #59

Participants & Days Available
BearLeeAlive (Jim) Sat and Sun
CalgaryPhotographer (Andrew) Sat and if enough notice, Sunday
elfieh (Elfie) Sat and/or Sun
Scraps (Evan) Sat and Sun
Geoff_Shawcross (Geoff) Sat/Sun, will be driving up friday afternoon.
davidm_86 (Dave) Sat and Sun
Hauff (Bryan) Sat for sure/Possibly Sun.

Places in Calgary
Zoo
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Heritage Park
17th Ave
Stephen Avenue Mall
Fishcreek (Ranche)


Places Out of Town
Tyrell Museum of Paleontology
Kananaskis
Banff
Grain Cylo's etc.. in southern Alberta (Pincher Creek, Medicine Hat, Mossleigh etc..)
Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise (too far??)
Coaldale (Birds of Prey)
Crowsnest Area
Elbow Falls & area
Any Ducks Unlimited bird habitats (just a thought)


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Apr 17, 2007 07:03 |  #60

ssim wrote in post #3054691 (external link)
I just got prompted about this. I will say a tentative yes right now as I am in for knee surgery in May and depends on the outcome of this. I see someone has mentioned the Birds of Prey center in Coaldale. I have been doing some work with them each year. The manager of this has granted me access to all the birds here and will even take them out to a more natural looking setting. While he had not asked for anything in return I think a small donation to his place would be appropriate.

Careful Sheldon, first the back, now the knee. They've shot horses for less you know...lol.

I'd like to do a day at the Birds of Prey Center sometime this spring/summer. Give me a holler sometime when your going out and Ill arrange to be there. A contribution for the cause would be very appropriate in my opinion.


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