Matinée: The Joys—and Challenges—of Native Bird Photography in Hawai‘i

October 5, 2016 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers.

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Most native forest birds in Hawai‘i are seldom seen, and even more rarely photographed.  Found only at high elevation in remote rainforests, many of these birds are critically endangered, with just several to a few hundred individuals remaining in the wild.  Their rainforest habitats—where the weather is often wet, foggy, cold, and clammy (not to say squally, drizzly, blustery, and otherwise uncomfortable as heck)—present extreme conditions that are good for neither camera equipment nor even intrepid photographers.  These forests are often accessible only by helicopter or by hiking many hours along muddy slopes and trails.  Have you ever wondered just what it takes to produce one of those magnificent photographs … how many frames are wasted before producing the perfect shot?

Hawai‘i’s renowned photographer and biologist Jack Jeffrey shares the experiences, challenges, and joys of capturing on film our Islands’ native forest birds, on two occasions:  Monday evening, October 3, and a “matinée” on the following afternoon, Tuesday, October 4.  Through personal stories and breathtaking photos of these elusive creatures in their habitats, Jack brings us (in every respect) into the real picture of wildlife photography.

Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs.
Limited seating; first come, first seated.
Additional parking next door at Hilo Union School ON MONDAY EVENING ONLY!