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Club outing to Wingham Wildlife Park

Report courtesy of Marjorie Burge.

While the club has its summer break, we still keep up with our photography by meeting for outings, and on Saturday 16th June a group of APS members met at Wingham Wildlife Park, making the most of the fine weather and looking for photo opportunities.

There was plenty to choose from at Wingham, with the ever-popular meerkats, as well as monkeys, penguins, reptiles, lions, tigers and many more. With caged animals it is always a challenge to get good shots through the fencing but at Wingham there are several enclosures where you can walk through and take photographs without the barriers.







The Flamingo section was popular with the group, and the tropical butterfly house, although a little on the warm side, presented lots of chances for close up shots. But by far the most fun for all of us was the ring-tailed lemur enclosure, where the animals really did interact with the photographers, climbing all over us, the inquisitive babies’ playful behaviour making it difficult to concentrate on taking photographs. It was a very successful and enjoyable day out and, hopefully, just the start of our summer break outings. These outings enable us to keep in touch, improve our camera skills, and get ready for all those competitions when the season starts in September.

We start our weekly meetings again in early September, and will meet every Friday at Givaudan Sports and Social Club, Kennington Road, Ashford TN24 0LT starting at 7.30, with coffee and bar facilities. New members and visitors always welcome. APS is a very friendly club with photographers of all levels; tuition is given at workshops and on club outings members can team up to gain experience. Keep up to date at www.ashfordps.org.uk or telephone our secretary Katrina Devenport on 01303 814842 if you have any questions.

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