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January 11, 2014

The photography show, Ecosystems of San Diego, will open on Saturday, January 11 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The show features nature photography by 14 San Diego photographers. An opening reception will be held on January 11 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Camp Oliver is used as a retreat center during the year and as a kids camp during the summer months.

Six of Blake Shaw's bird photographs will be in the show. He specifically chose scenes ranging from the seashore to the desert, to show some of the many environments in which birds exist in San Diego County.

Blake is looking forward to this show as there should be very diverse interpretations of the theme by some very talented San Diego photographers.There is no admission charge to visit the gallery portion of the museum during the reception. We hope to see you there!

January 16th, 2014
Blake Shaw
7:00pm at the Wesley Palms
2404 Loring Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Bird Photography in Southern California and Beyond

Blake Shaw, a local bird and fine are photographer presents. You will be amazed by Blake's expertise and mastery of perspective, composition and lighting.

Blake Shaw has spent many years traveling throughout Southern California looking for the best bird photography locations. He quickly discovered that many of the popular spots for birding are not necessarily the best spots for bird photography. Certain spots are more likely to consistently reward the photographer with "keepers." Those spots are favorable in terms of access and proximity to the birds, numbers of birds, skittishness of the birds, lighting conditions, and scenic beauty.

Blake will share images from his favorite spots, stories behind the pictures, as well as tips for obtaining artistic and extraordinary bird photos. He will also share bird images from many trips throughout Baja California and the Yucatan. If you have seen this presentation previously, this show will be updated with many new photographs and new locations.


Blake is a native San Diegan, a physician and photographer. He was an original member of the Ordover Project Photography Gallery in Solana Beach, and regularly displays his work throughout San Diego. A number of his works are on permanent display at the Route 66 Museum in Barstow, California. He has won numerous local and national photographic awards, including Best of Show at the Del Mar Fair, and his website was featured in Shutterbug Magazine. He is a regular workshop instructor at the Sierra Club Photography Section yearly retreats.

He has been actively photographing birds for the past five years, and is a contributor to Bird Watcher's Digest, Living Bird Magazine, and the VIREO Avian Image Library at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Many of his images are found on the Audubon iPhone Mobile Field Guide. His bird photography was featured in a solo shows at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center in 2009 and 2012, and six of his photos will be on display in a group show at the San Diego Natural History Museum in early 2014.

Blake's latest work can be found at his blog:

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