The NaturesLens Spring Welsh Owls Workshop is timed to, hopefully, allow for the photography of the owls in bluebell woods. Accompanied by a dedicated falconer, this is a fantastic opportunity for photographers of all levels of ability to get up close & personal with some amazing & charismatic owls.
There will be the usual mix of flying & static shots. As with all our workshops, NaturesLens tutors will be on hand to provide as much tuition as is required. We will endeavour to make use of the following species Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Barn Owl, Long Eared Owl & a brief session with the Short Eared Owl. At the end of the day we have allowed time for photography of the Great Grey Owl – for this magnificent bird, you will have the opportunity for both perched & in-flight shots.
The Spring Welsh Owls photography sessions will take place in a variety of locations, but should include derelict farm buildings, bluebell woodlands, old moss covered trees, fencing & farm gates covered with lichen, & usage of some props that we will place amongst cow parsley – these include fence posts & old rusted farm wheels.
You will be able to get incredibly close to most of these charismatic owls for some eye level frame filling portraits with natural backgrounds. But you are not limited to portrait shots alone, birds in their natural environment shots are also a key part of our Spring Welsh Owls workshop. Our falconer will do his best to hide the jesses to make the shots look as natural as possible.
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 Long Eared Owl on the Saturday afternoon. This will be an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is possible with this striking & charismatic owl.