"Thanks Ray, I had a great time and from a quick glance at my images, I am more than satisfied that my results show that I have been able to accomplish results similar to yours. You are a great teacher that only those who attend your workshops can attest to. Many thanks again.
I have been catching up with my other chores and so far have only been able to transfer all my images to my desktop. I intend to get at them in a few days. I am also thinking of signing up with Smug Mug. As soon as I have loaded some of my images I will let you know. You may already be in India by them. Have a great trip and do let me know how it goes over there.
Many thanks again for being a great teacher and sharing all your knowledge so freely with me. The trip was a memorable one.
Above is a copy of an email I got from my friend and guest Awni Mamdani, shortly after we returned from Costa Rica in April. I met Awni in Costa Rica while hosting another tour in February, and gave him my business card, great move!
Since then, I was able to help him find a great 300 mm f 2.8 Canon lens that came from Nova Scotia, then he decides to join a birds in flight workshop right away! A few quick lessons, and look at the results below!
Next, Awni decides to join me in Costa Rica for a 9 day tour. We had such awesome birding, and photography, his images are proof. Working with Awni, and managing my "no flash theory" he was able to capture images that I am truly amazed with.... totally amazed!
Awni is one of the nicest guests I have ever known, and you all know what great friends I have as a result of this business., now I am very proud to call him a friend. My greatest pleasure in this business is someone who has a million questions, knows how to listen, and learns so incredibly fast. Awni also genuinely understands to concept of respect for people, and love for nature.
Thanks for looking!
(please click on the images for a larger view!)