We ran our Autumn Birds of Prey workshop a little later than usual to try & get more autumnal colours. Ian enjoyed our Spring Birds of Prey workshop so much that he decided to join us again.
The workshop started with our usual 2 hours Saturday taster session. The weather forecast didn't look great, so we brought the workshop forward to avoid the worst of the rain.
We kept the sessions short so that the birds wouldn't get too wet. Some, like the peregrine falcon & kestrel, didn't seem to be bothered by the rain as you can see below. I love how Ian has captured the water on the birds' heads.
For the main workshop on Sunday, the weather conditions were much improved. We even got some sunshine just before lunch!
We brought along some props to keep things fresh & to help with teaching composition & exposure. The pace was very relaxed with tuition provided for those who wanted it.
Ian said “This is one workshop that's worthwhile in getting close to the birds, experimenting with exposure, and learning to capture birds in flight. If you have the time, do it.”
Running the Birds of Prey workshop a week later made a difference. Look at the gorgeous colours!
For the grand finale, the group got to hone their birds in flight skills with a Great Grey Owl. This image of the owl taking off is beautiful with the lovely wing shape & the face.
Join the Spring Birds of Prey Workshop
To photograph these birds & many others for yourself, join Sean Weekly, one of the most active members of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Wales, during May 2018 for a workshop spread over a weekend; this photography workshop will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the various birds of prey that our falconer has available; the NaturesLens Spring Birds of Prey Workshop costs £225 per participant.