A barn owl on a vintage water pump, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

Darren joined our Autumn Birds of Prey workshop to capture stunning portraits of our charismatic raptors. As you can see, I would say he achieved his goal!
A barn owl on a vintage water pump, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

A kestrel perched in the rain, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

The weather wasn’t brilliant on Saturday afternoon but, Darren took advantage to capture some fantastic shots of the kestrel and peregrine falcon in the rain. I especially love the streaky rain effect and the water droplets on the peregrine falcon’s head.

A peregrine perched in the rain, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

We kept the owls dry by placing them in windows and inside sheds. This gave rise to some classic shots like this barn owl looking out of a broken window.

A barn owl peers from a barn window, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

You could be forgiven for thinking this little owl on a wheel was taken in a studio, but it was not. By placing the wheel just inside the shed, the group were still able to use natural light to achieve this shot.

A little owl perched on a vintage wheel, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

Darren said “I got way more out of it than I could have imagined. As an added bonus I have also made some new like-minded friends. For people thinking of going, even if you consider yourself a respectable amateur photographer, I urge you try a workshop. So much can be gained from simply seeing how other people interpret the same scene. If you’re new to photography, you will gain valuable knowledge from the guides that will give you more confidence during and after the workshop”.

Thanks again to Darren for kindly allowing us to share some of his images from the Autumn Birds of Prey workshop. We hope to see you again soon!

A little owl peeks out from a stone wall, photographed on the NaturesLens Autumn Birds of Prey Workshop

Join the Spring Birds of Prey Workshop

To photograph these birds & many others for yourself, join Sean Weekly, one of the 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.

All the details of the Spring Birds of Prey Workshop are available on the dedicated event page.