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June 14th Monthly Meeting: Rapture Bird Lecture & Photo Shoot

June 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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Photo Contest Theme:   “My Favorite Toy”

We all grew up with toys.   What was one of your favorite toys.   Merry-Go-Round, Slide, Yatzee, Monopoly, GI Joe, Ninja Turtle, Disney Character, Power Ranger, Barbie, Lego, Star Wars,  Matchbox,  Spiderman, Train, Bike…..


Theme:  SOAR – Raptor Lecture & Photo Shoot

SOAR  (Saving Our Avian Resources) from Manning, Iowa will be giving a presentation on raptors followed by a photo shoot of three of their raptors…. American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk and a Barn Owl.   We will set up studio lighting so you can take your photos…. hence the need for a tripod and no flash.


1:00 – 2:00       Linn County Conservation holds a SOAR raptor education

Event open to the public and Linn Area Photo

Club Members… free      bring your LAPC ID


2:30 – 4:30       Linn Area Photo Club holds Raptor Photo Shoot

LAPC will set up a studio type arrangement to photograph  the raptors:

No flash photography

Raptors are held by Soar staff

$5 fee… donated to Soar

Active LAPC Members Only


Club Members Bring:

  1. Camera
  2. Tripod
  3. Extra Batteries
  4. Lots of Memory
  5. White Balance Tool (if you have one)
  6. No flash



  1. 85 – 100mm lens or greater….     you will be 5 feet away
  2. Know how to bracket your shots
  3. Low light conditions…. so know how to change your ISO 200 – 400
  4. Know how to set your white balance for the lights we will provide.
  5. Raptor’s eye is your focus point and needs a white highlight to be a great shot
  6. Might want to shoot at F6.7 to F9.0 for a little depth of field.




June 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Rick Young


National Czech & Slovak Museum
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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