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Galveston’s FeatherFest Photo Contest

Below is the press release for Galveston’s FeatherFest photo contest.  It’s a four week contest and lots of fun.  I’d highly encourage everyone with good photos from the local area to enter.


Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council

P. O. Box 1468

Galveston, TX 77553

 Feb. 8, 2012                                                   Contact: Sue Reed  281-686-8514

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    

Photography Plays Big Part in FeatherFest

Nature Photo Contest Runs through March 25


GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (Feb. 8, 2012) Photographers and birders alike flock to Galveston Island to participate in field trips and workshops led by professional photography instructors during FeatherFest, April 12 – 15.

FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. Due to high demand, the 2012 festival offers twice as many photography programs as it has in the past.

Leading up to the festival, the FeatherFest Photo Contest draws hundreds of spectacular bird images from photographers around the state. Individuals are invited to submit images of birds taken in Galveston, Brazoria, Harris, Fort Bend, Jefferson or Chambers counties. Entries for Week 1 of the contest are due Sunday, March 4. The contest runs through March 24. Details are at http://galvestonfeatherfest.com/photo_contest.php.

Kathy Adams Clark, Larry Ditto, Debbie Ferrell and Sean Fitgerald, who are among the state’s most recognized photographers, are returning for a third year to lead festival photography activities.  Scott Buckel and Tim Timmis are new members of the photography leadership team. They all target a specific skill level in their events, from beginner to intermediate to advanced.

Houston Camera Exchange, official sponsor of the 2012 FeatherFest photography track, will have its latest cameras, lens and accessories at Birders’ Bazaar, the free public trade show open throughout the festival.  Representatives from Canon, Nikon, Sony and other manufacturers will be on hand to demonstrate their products. The trade show will be in Old Galveston Square, 2212 The Strand in downtown Galveston.

 “Photography has become an important part of FeatherFest. Birding is magnificent in Galveston during spring migration, so the timing is perfect for nature photographers,” said Barbara Rabek, co-leader with Scott Buckel of both the competition and photography track.

 FeatherFest is a project of the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, which supports eco-tourism and education, and promotes the value of area natural habitats. Visit www.GalvestonFeatherFest.com or call 832-459-5533 for more information.

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