Richard joined our Pelicans of Lake Kerkini tour for the third time in as many years. One of the reasons he joined the trip was to capture a reflection of a Dalmatian Pelican in flight. He didn’t quite manage this in year one or year two, but as the saying goes, “third time lucky!”
Photographing birds in flight can be a challenge. Luckily, the pelicans are big and slow moving which makes capturing them in flight much easier. Sean is also on hand to provide advice on camera settings, and with three boat trips, there are plenty of opportunities to practice.
Our Pelicans of Lake Kerkini photography holiday is one of those trips where a wide range of lens can come in handy. A wide angle lens for the shoreline feeds to capture the snow-capped mountain backdrop. A mid-length telephoto lens for capturing the pelicans in flight and classic portrait shots on the lake. A long telephoto lens if you want a tight portrait shot while on the boat or the shoreline.
It’s always nice to see guests repeating the same trips, in part to perfect their images but also because they enjoyed the trip so much the first or second time around. In Steen’s case, he came back with his lovely wife!
Photograph the Pelicans of Lake Kerkini yourself
To photograph the charismatic Pelicans of Lake Kerkini yourself, join Sean Weekly, one of the members of the NaturesLens guiding team, in Kerkini, Greece during January 2019 for a trip lasting 5 nights. This photography holiday will offer you the opportunity to capture images of the Dalmatian pelican. The NaturesLens Dalmatian Pelicans Photography Holiday is offered on a full board, non-shared room basis, & costs £1199 per participant.