Raptors of the Eastern United States by Barry Spruce – December 16th

Raptors of the Eastern United States by Barry Spruce

The LeConte Photographic Society is pleased to present a program by professional photographer Barry Spruce of Knoxville, TN.  He will discuss Raptors of the Eastern United States.  Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 16th at 10:00 a.m. at the King Library in the Burchfield Room.  This is not a library sponsored program.

Barry grew up on the Seacoast region of New Hampshire.  He visited the Smoky Mountains in July of 1990 and moved here that same year.  After retiring from his first profession, automotive parts manufacturing, with 25 years of service, and at the young age of 43, he started a second career in Nature and Wildlife Photography.  He has now been a photographer for 10 years and is the owner of the Cades Cove Gallery in Townsend.

His love of birds came from his mother and grandmother.  The big draw into bird photography began in 2010 on a February trip to Florida.  While receiving a tour of the newly opened Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida, by renowned bird photographer Reinier Munguia, Barry realized how very little he really knew about birds and bird photography.   Seven short years later, his passion to learn about birds and to become an even better nature and wildlife photographer, has developed him into a bird photography instructor and teacher.

The presentation he is doing for our group is a PowerPoint Presentation on his travels to acquire raptor photography up and down the Eastern USA from Canada to the Everglades.  He will be sharing detailed information about different raptor species and backing that information with his photography he has collected throughout the years.  So if you enjoy species such as hawks, falcons, eagles and owls, you are in for photography overload on all these and many more.

Member of (SANP) Southern Appalachia Nature Photographers

Member of (BCPC) Blount County Photo Club

Member of (KTOS) Knoxville Tennessee Ornithological Society

Administrator (KTOS) Facebook Page

Administrator (ETB) East Tennessee Birding Facebook Page

Member of (TB) Tennessee Birding Facebook Page

Instructor for (SWP) Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Bird Photography

Instructor for (SMFS) Smoky Mountain Field School Bird Photography

Instructor for (UTK-CNCP) University of Tennessee Knoxville Conferences and Non-Credit Programs Bird Photography


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