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Location

Coorg

Duration

4D/3N

24,500 28,000

24,500₹ 28,000

Overview

3 nights 4 days Macro Photography Masterclass Expedition at Coorg, one of the hotspots of the Western Ghats for the amazing herpetofauna that is found around this place during monsoons.

DCP Experts

DCP Safety

Entry fees

Images Review

Meals

Rent Lens

Stay

About The Tour

The Western Ghats is considered as one of the top ten global biodiversity hot-spots. These mountains cover approximately 1,40,000 sq km and is home to a number of endemic plants, animals, birds, amphibian and reptilian species. Apart from over 450 species of birds (35% endemic) and 140 mammal species (around 20% endemic), the Ghats host approximately 260 reptile species (over 60% endemic). A number of amphibians are endemic to the Western Ghats and the area has become a hotspot of discovery of new species of frogs in the last decade. Welcome to one of our most eagerly awaited Herpetofauna photography workshops at Coorg, a heaven for macro lovers. The participants of this workshop will experience a whole new world of endemic lesser fauna of the Western Ghats while trekking through the forests and walking down the trails. The absolute silence of the forest during the day is mesmerizing. The forest floor becomes alive as the night sets in. We may be able to see and photograph over 20 different amphibian species apart from many species of snakes, lizards, spiders, scorpions, butterflies, insects, centipedes and millipedes, wild flowers, fungi and mushrooms during our stay there! This is Western Ghats !

Quick Information

Route:

Coorg

Start Point:

Coorg

Duration:

3 Nights 4 Days

End Point:

Coorg

Inclusions

  • Macro photography exppedition in the core of Western Ghats
  • DCP Masterclass mentor for on field handholding
  • Pick up and drop from Madikeri – Coorg - Madikeri
  • Accommodation at for 3 nights and 4 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Veg) during the stay.
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Experts

How To Reach

Reach Kannur airport. Take a cab to Coorg Honey Valley , which is around 106 kms from Coorg. 

Reach Madikeri railway station. We will arrange pickup from Madikeri.

You can take a cab from Coorg Honey Valley  which is around 106 kms from Kannur

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Macro lenses – kit lens will help if you dont have one
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Torch - (If you have a head torch it would be useful)
  • Batteries (For your torch and other equipment’s)
  • Proper trekking shoes, Cap / hat, Slippers
  • Raingears to protect you and your equipment
  • Dull coloured clothes (Camouflaged, olive or khaki - avoid bright colors)
  • Extra pair of clothes (for overnight stay)
  • Medical kit, Toiletries
  • Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Itinerary

The meeting point is Madikeri, which is 8 km from Coorg. We will be travelling to Coorg together. Have a delicious lunch at the resort and then take some rest. Our expedition starts post lunch, after our guests have taken adequate rest after the travel. After lunch we will move out for a nature trail around the resort and we will return to resort by evening. After dinner, we will go out for a night trail.

Meals - Lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

In the morning, we will have a guided on field Workshop on Amphibian Photography. After the workshop, we will explore the local biodiversity in search of frogs and caecilians endemic to the region. In the evening, after dinner, we will go out for a night trail.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

We will have an early morning short workshop on Wide angle macro photography followed by a practical session. In the evening Post Processing Session will be conducted by the mentor and review of images will be done.

Meals - Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea / coffee.

We will have an early morning field workshop and then have a group discussion over the breakfast on Amphibian conservation in India and what we as an individual can do towards it. Our expedition will end with the breakfast session. The respective groups will depart as per their timing of trains / flight from Mangalore / Mysore

Meals - Breakfast, tea / coffee


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  1. How to approach Wildlife in the field
  2. Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  3. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  4. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  5. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  6. How to get sharp images of moving subjectså
  7. Framing and composition in the field
  8. Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Image processing workshop

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed

  1. RAW files processing
  2. Histogram and exposure control
  3. Colour correction methods
  4. Cropping and image resizing
  5. Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  6. Noise reduction
  7. Composition

Package Cost

Rs 24,500 per head inclusive of all taxes

*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  • Pick up and drop from Madikeri – Coorg - Madikeri
  • Accommodation at for 3 nights and 4 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Veg / Non Veg) during the stay.
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Cost does not include:

  • Pick up and drop from Mangalore / Mysore – Coorg - Mangalore / Mysore.
  • Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  • Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary
  • Travel cost of reaching Mangalore / Mysore

Map

Coorg, Karnataka


Policies

Cancellation policy

  1. All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  2. All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  3. All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.



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