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Dave Horst to Present Nature Photos in Tiskilwa on April 8

April 3, 2019

On Monday evening, April 8, the community is invited to enjoy Dave Horst’s photography of the amazing variety wildlife along local waterways.  The program begins at 7:00 p.m. at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main.

 

A Tiskilwa resident for many years, Dave has been a photo enthusiast most of his life, continually upgrading his cameras and other photographic equipment.  Along the way, as his audience will witness, his artistry has developed into capturing numerous breathtaking moments in nature.

 

As Dave explains, “About five years ago, I decided to try photographing birds, particularly those in action.”  On Monday evening, Dave will share his nature portraits of eagles, egrets, ospreys, blue herons, and even sandhill cranes.  In addition, he’ll have photos of turtles, butterflies, and a few surprises.  His commentary will include his own observations plus occasional facts, such as the stunning six-foot wingspan of the female bald eagle and the current number for the winter bald eagle population in Illinois: more than 3,000!

"Eagle Eye” – Did you know that an eagle can spot a rabbit-sized creature from three miles away?  On Monday, April 8, at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main, local photographer Dave Horst will share his photos and observations about local wildlife, plus a few facts.  The event, beginning at 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public.

 

In a Q&A period after the presentation, Dave will share tips for composition and techniques with those who are interested in ramping up their own nature shots.  Following the program, the Tiskilwa Historical Society will host a social time with refreshments in the museum galleries.

 

Visitors may also enjoy the new display in the Timeline Gallery, full of photos and other artifacts connected with the Hennepin Canal.  This collection anticipates their program on Monday, May 13, about the construction, history, and current status of the Hennepin Canal.

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