Our Welsh Birds of Prey workshop has now been moved to September to enable our guests to photograph the birds in stunning autumnal colours. Since this is the fourth year we have run this workshop, we decided it was time for a change to keep things fresh & interesting.
The location for this Welsh Birds of Prey workshop is a 500-acre working farm in mid Wales with stunning natural backgrounds, natural perches, derelict buildings, open fields & a fantastic quarry providing wonderful colours & textures for a variety of shots.
As ever, there will be a mix of flying & static shots. Our highly experienced falconer understands the needs of photographers & will do his best to hide jesses to ensure that our images look natural & as though they were taken “in the wild”.
We will endeavour to make use of a selection of the following species, Buzzard, Red Kite, Peregrine, Merlin, Hobby, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Long Eared Owl, Great Grey Owl & a brief session with the Short Eared Owl. All the raptors are working birds with lovely personalities & they relish the opportunity to show off for photographers.
The locations & set-ups for each session are prime glossy magazine or book material – derelict farm buildings, a quarry backdrop, old moss covered trees, farm gates covered in lichen, fence posts with barbed wire to name but a few.
For those of you who would like to cram in as much photography as possible over the weekend, we will be offering an optional & very special afternoon session with a Great Grey Owl on the Saturday afternoon. This will be an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is possible with this charismatic, but large owl.