Monthly Meeting

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pitt County Council on Aging
4551 County Home Road Greenville
Nicole Deen

Our speaker is Dick Vautrinot- Birds in Flight 

Dick is an avid wildlife photographer whose focus mainly lies on “Birds in Flight”. Born in a suburb of Boston, he has been in the outdoors since he was in his single digits fishing with a bobber on Whitman’s Pond. This led to a serious addiction to fishing bass for the past 50 or so years (boy he feels old!) as well as guiding for Smallmouth bass in Maine for many years (to be offered again in the summer of 2019….world class bass fishing, come join in). Half of his adult life has been either on a boat fishing all over the country or hiking in the woods to find a favorite fishing spot. 

Dick is a self-taught photographer who created his own style of tracking birds, exposure and use of light. Endless hours shooting birds from his front porch along with long hikes the first year were a 7 day a week obsession.  With 2000 shots a day common, learning the value of preparation, light, focus and tracking and the importance of these factors for shooting “Birds in Flight” became second nature.

We will view images from our monthly assignment “Lighthouses”, our outings to the peony field and the milky way outing to the OBX, and recent images.