October 2004 www.zoophoto.org

This month's meeting will be on October 18th at 7 PM. It will be in the meeting room of the Deramus Building. Bring images to share and equipment to trade or sell.

Included at the end of this newsletter, is a Survey. If you have not yet filled one out, please do so and either hand it to Bill Pasek at the meeting, or mail it to him at: 6017 Belleview, Kansas City, Mo. 64113, or e-mail your answered survey to: Barbara Chase at: ChaseCanoe@kc.rr.com.


Have you visited the Zoo to get pictures of the items in the Scavenger Hunt? We have extended the hunt finale until the November meeting. Photo Club members can submit as many of the scavenger hunt items as they wish. Photos need to be in print format - either 3x5 or 4x6. One winner will be awarded for each category. One grand prize winner will be chosen.

Here are the scavenger hunt items:

1. An animal baby

2. A statue/sculpture of a rhino, hippo, elephant or giraffe

3. A picture of guests on the tram, train or boat.

4. A monkey or ape hanging.

5. A kangaroo mob.

6. A picture of guests dining at the Zoo's restaurants or snack stands.

7. An elephant with it's trunk up.

8. A picture of children goat grooming or feeding the lorikeets.

9. Butterflies in the Home Depot garden

10. An animal butt.

Go out this weekend and have fun with it! We are probably about to run out of nice weekends.


Fall 2004 GPNP Meeting....

* Saturday, November 20th, 2004 at the Missouri Department of Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO

* Refreshments & informal introductions at 8:00 AM, Meeting starts at 8:30 AM

The Speaker will be Michael Forsberg.  Forsberg is a Nebraska based photographer whose work appears in NebraskaLand magazine, National Geographic, Audubon, Natural History, National Wildlife and others.  You can view some of his tremendous work and get more information at his website:

Cost is $15.  Registration is available at the door, but to assist in planning please send in registration by November 12, 2004. 

The web site for the Great Plains Nature Photographers:



Chasing Lewis & Clark Across America

Author lecture and booksigning...A 21st Century Adventure

Interested in photography?  Aviation?  History of Lewis and Clark?  Scenic America?  Experience them all in this ride of a lifetime with two adventurers as they retrace Lewis & Clark's epic journey from an open cockpit airplane!! Come meet Ron Lowery at this free lecture and booksigning event.

Call 816-759-7300 for more information.

Missouri Dept of Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost

Kansas City, MO  64110

Thursday, October 28, 2004

7-8:30 PM

Visit Ronís website at:



New photos are needed for the PHOTO WALL at Deja Zoo. Bring your images to Peggy Lawrey. They can be just matted or completely framed.

The KC Digital Camera Club meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26th at 7 PM at the Discovery Center.

If you have any news you would like to share with your fellow photo club members, send it to the newsletter editor by the second Monday of the month.

Barbara Chase, Editor



What would you like to see the club do that it is not currently doing?



Are you interested in more information about digital photography? If so, please be specific.


Are you interested in continuing to discuss technical aspects of photography in tech talk? Please list some tech talk subjects.




Do you want to do more activities outside the regular meetings (such trips to various parks)? Do you want overnight trips or trips to other Zoos (such as Omaha or St. Louis)?


What subjects would you like to hear about from the guest speakers? (E.G., technical information about photography, slides or prints, or animals and/or flowers)



How long would you like the presentations from the speakers to last? (E.G., 15 min., 30 min., or longer)


Would you like for the monthly meetings to be different in any way?



Any thoughts about the club's website?



Any other suggestions you would like to make?