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Autumnal Birds of Prey Workshop in Mid-wales

We’ve got a single place that has become available for our Autumnal Birds of Prey Workshop in Mid-Wales, the place costs £200 & includes an evening session followed by a full-day.

Short Eared Owl on Rocks

We have two photography sessions, one, for several hours on the evening of Saturday 8th October, followed by a full day on Sunday 9th October. This is with a falconer that we have worked with for the last 4 year; this year, we are hoping for some autumnal colours & settings for the owls & other birds of prey, we will focus mainly on British species, but the fantastic Great Grey Owl will, of course, be making at least one appearance as well.

Kestrel on a perch taken during the NaturesLens Welsh Birds of Prey workshop

If you would like to join us, please send us an email to info@natureslens.co.uk

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Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday Details

Join NaturesLens in the Białowieża Forest, Poland’s primeval winter wilderness, & home to the largest population of European Bison.  NaturesLens guides will assist you in taking stunning photographs of these magnificent mammals as well as other native residents of the ancient forest such as White-Tailed Sea Eagle, Red Fox, Red Deer & many other bird species.

One of the beautiful red foxes of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

We invite you to join us for 6 days of fantastic winter photography in Poland; you will be immersed in the ancient forest of Białowieża, photographing European Bison, White-tailed Sea Eagles & other mammals & bird species. Photography leaders will provide tuition on an as needed basis, assisting you in obtaining the best possible images.

A buzzard & a White-tailed Sea Eagle confront one & other on the outskirts of the Białowieża Forest - typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

Spend 2 days capturing images of the Bison as they gather near numerous feeding places within the Białowieża Forest. From the comfortable hides you will have exclusively at your disposal, you will have the chance to use both wide angle & close-up lenses, as the hides have been placed in locations from which it is favourable to capture the Bison both at eye level & from a lower perspective.

A European Bison strides through the snow typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

Photographing the impressive White-tailed Sea Eagle with a stunning backdrop provided by the Białowieża Forest, you will have endless opportunities to capture motion shots of the birds in flight, soaring overhead as they track prey, feeding, & resting within their habitat. Alongside the white tailed sea eagles live a wide variety of additional bird species; such as the Goshawk, common Buzzard, Jay, Raven, White-backed Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Great & Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Sparrowhawk, & Tree Sparrow, which you will hopefully have the opportunity to capture on camera.

You will spend full days in the hides, making the most of the changing light conditions throughout the day to take the most spectacular photographs. The hides offer heating & comfortable interiors, therefore protecting you from the icy conditions outside whilst ensuring that your photography experience is both lucrative & enjoyable.

Airport transfers, accommodation on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis are all included in the price, providing you with comfort & excellent hospitality when you return in the evening to relax, unwind, & reflect on events of the day.

One of Goshawks found in the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday
Just one of the various species of woodpecker found within the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday A Goshawk perches on a log on the outskirts of the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday One of many woodpeckers found within the Białowieża Forest typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography HolidayA congress of White tailed Sea Eagles on the snow typical of the type of image that may be captured on the NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday

The NaturesLens Poland’s Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday is a wildlife photography excursion designed with photographers in mind to ensure you are given the best experience possible. Book early, as places are limited.

Poland’s Winter Wildlife Workshop Availability

Places available.

Recommended Equipment

Clothing

We recommend that you dress up warmly for early morning starts – it can get quite cold sitting in the hide in the early hours. Wearing layers is advisable so that they may be shed at a later stage where necessary.

For our boat trips, non-slip waterproof boots or wellington boots are recommended. As with most boats water can slosh through the scuppers if the boat rolls so sandals or light pumps can get wet and spoil your enjoyment.

  • Waterproof (and windproof) coat.
  • Warm trousers, preferably waterproof.
  •  Thermal clothing.
  •  Thermal socks.
  •  Non slip waterproof boots or wellington boots (no cleats or studs please).
  • Waterproof cap or hat.
  •  Gloves.
  •  Sunglasses.
  •  Warm fleece for early morning starts and once the sun has set.
  •  Clothing for hide work should be camouflage or neutral browns & greens.
  •  Water bottle or flask for tea & coffee.
  •  Sunscreen.
  •  Travel sickness pills.
Camera Equipment

  • Digital camera body.
  • Lenses in the range 70mm – 500mm.
  • Lenses with f2.8 will give the best light capture and speed of focussing.
  • An alternative to long telephoto lenses is a tele-converter (e.g. 1.4x or 2x).
  •  Monopod or tripod.
  • Remote shutter release.
  • Spare memory cards.
  • Spare battery.
  • Battery charger.
  • Lens cleaning cloth.
  •  Camera and lens waterproof cover.
  • Laptop or another type of storage device – we will be shooting lots of images.

Additional Notes

NaturesLens photography holidays include only the travel stated on the event page, flights of any nature are not included. Flight details, where applicable, are made available to clients in plenty of time to allow for booking at the best prices available.

The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants, if sufficient photography holiday places are not sold the photography holiday may not be run, this photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 3 plus NaturesLens guide(s).

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Unless stated otherwise, all NaturesLens wildlife photography holidays are suitable for single travellers, we design our holidays so that each participant gets their own room, there is no sharing & no single supplement.

BOOKING FORM

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All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

 

A Close Up Of The Wonderful Long Eared Owl Who Is Always Popular On Our Photography Workshops Photographed On The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop

Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop

NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to experience the wonders of Welsh rural landscapes, capturing beautiful images of birds of prey against stunning backdrops on a variety of natural perches. This workshop is designed to give you a wide range of photography opportunities to hone your composition & birds in flight skills.

NaturesLens leaders will provide guidance & advice when needed to assist you in obtaining outstanding images to add to your portfolio. Booking early is essential as spaces are limited.

The Peregrine Falcon That We Make Use Of, Poses In Stone Quarry Photographed On The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

NaturesLens invites you on a 1.5 day birds of prey photography workshop, based in Welshpool, capturing impressive images of birds of prey using the varied backdrops which the locality has to offer; including disused quarries, barn & farm areas & expanses of woodland. Our guides will offer advice to ensure that you obtain magnificent photographs of these bird species both posed & in-flight.

Autumn brings rich textures & colours to rural areas, as the leaves turn to red, gold & brown, & begin to form a soft blanket which covers the ground. This provides a stunning backdrop for nature photography, & the soft light & warm colours will allow you to capture breathtaking images of bird species. NaturesLens leaders will assist you in honing in your composition & motion photography skills so that you obtain editorial-quality images to cherish for years to come.

Our falconer, who is also a farmer, will allow you extensive access to his land over the course of the birds of prey photography workshop, providing you with optimum choice of positions from which you can photograph the charismatic owls & raptors as they are held & released within the perfect controlled setting for you to capture impressive images. He himself has an experienced eye for photography, so he knows what nature photographers will be looking for & will assist accordingly when needed.

A Photogenic Barn Owl Posed On Wooden Farm Wheel Photographed On The NaturesLens Welsh Birds Of Prey Photography Workshop

The format of this workshop consists of a special late afternoon / early evening session with an owl on the Saturday, followed by a full day of birds of prey photography on Sunday.  Shorter days move in during autumn, giving you the chance to use the soft light in our unique late afternoon / early evening session to achieve creative imagery.

Join us & delve into the expansive rural heartland of Wales, capturing majestic birds of prey on camera in picturesque natural habitat. Places on our autumn workshop are limited to ensure we can provide the best experience for every photographer, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop Availability

Spaces available

Recommended Equipment

This list is a guide on what to take on the workshop. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the items listed as it wouldn’t all fit in your luggage /camera bag anyway! Items in BOLD are classed as essentials.

Clothing:

  • Waterproof coat.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Warm jacket or fleece for once the sun has set.
  • Sensible shoes or boots.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hat.

Camera Equipment:

  • Digital Camera Body.
  • Telephoto lens - in the range 70mm – 300mm. If you have a 400, 500 or 600mm lens, bring it, we may get some use of it!
  • 1.4x Teleconverter/Extender.  If you have to buy one, please make sure you get one that works with your telephoto lens. If the longest lens you have is 200mm, a teleconverter/extender is essential.
  • Sturdy tripod with a gimbal type tripod head.
  • Spare memory cards.
  • Spare batteries.
  • Lens cleaning cloth.

Additional Notes

The workshop itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens workshops require a minimum number of participants, if sufficient workshop places are not sold the workshop may not be run, this tour has a minimum participant level of 6 plus NaturesLens guide(s).

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

BOOKING FORM

Fields marked with a * are required.

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.