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2022 – Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday

April 9, 2022 - April 16, 2022

£2499
  • Spring Birdlife

    of La Mancha

    Join David for this brand new 2022 seven-night Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday in Spain.

    You will add images to your portfolio of the fabulous spring birdlife; this photography holiday will have an itinerary packed with opportunities to capture images of some brilliant species.

    9th - 16th April 2022

    £2499 per participant

    £500 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 8 participants - new.

    Bookings close: April 1, 2022

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    Spring Birdlife of La Mancha - £2499 per participant

    When
    9th - 16th April 2022
    Cost
    £2499 per participant
    Availability
    new
  • Keen wildlife photographers of all levels of experience are invited to join David for this brand new 2022 seven-night Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday in Spain. You will add images to your portfolio of the fabulous spring birdlife; this photography holiday will have an itinerary packed with opportunities to capture images of some brilliant species.
    The seven-night photography holiday has an itinerary designed for photographing the birdlife of the La Mancha region in the air & on the water; during the trip, you will have opportunities to undertake photography from conventional hides, mobile hides & floating hides on the waters of the Laguna Del Taray.
    La Mancha is a natural & historical region located in the Spanish provinces of Albacete, Cuenca, Ciudad Real & Toledo. The region is an arid but fertile plateau that stretches from Toledo’s mountains to the western spurs of the hills of Cuenca & bordered to the south by the Sierra Morena & to the north by the Alcarria region.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of the fabulous spring birdlife, in Spain, during the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2499 per participant.
    Over the duration of this trip, the locations should provide opportunities for capturing images of Black Kite, Black-necked Grebe, Bonelli’s Eagle, Common Pochard, Crested Grebe, Flamingo, Great Bustard, Lesser Kestrel, Little Bustard, Little Owl, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Spanish Imperial Eagle, White Duck & many more besides.
    Throughout the duration of this photography holiday, David, one of the company co-founders, will be on hand to guide & lead you; David will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. He will help you capture images of the varied spring birdlife with the impressive backdrop provided by the lagoon & surrounding estate. We will have the services of one of Spain’s foremost leaders in floating hide photography whilst on the waters of the Laguna Del Taray.
    Highlights of the trip include capturing images of the wonderful Spring Birdlife of this region of Spain, adding images of the impressive birds of El Taray to your portfolio, capturing images of the Steppe Birds of La Mancha, photographing birds on the waters of the Laguna Del Taray from impressive floating hides & staying on a fabulous traditional Spanish estate. All the details are taken care of for you so that you can relax & enjoy this brand new wildlife photography adventure.
    Your days can be spent in traditional hides or on the lagoon, making use of floating hides adding fantastic eye-level images of the birdlife to your portfolio.
    The floating hides available for this photography holiday will allow you to capture photographs in the wetland areas; you will move around by walking in the water with your camera attached to a ball head or a gimbal. A canopy covers the floating hide to conceal you from the birdlife; as long as your approach is quiet & with caution, the birds are undisturbed by your presence & fantastic water-level images should be the result.
    In addition to the estate hides, other hides will be available for you to use, including hides for capturing images of Great Bustards as they strut around the plains.
    Should you wish to, the estate hides afford you fantastic photographic opportunities with owls, harriers &, of course, the beautiful eagles of the estate.
    Photographable Species: Crested Grebe, Little Bustard, White Duck, black kite, black-necked grebe, bonellis eagle, common pochard, flamingo, great bustard, lesser kestrel, little owl, marsh harrier, red kite, spanish imperial eagle

    Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    flight to madrid from home location & transfer to villacanas

    day 2

    morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

    day 3

    morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

    day 4

    morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray, evening landscape photography including the windmills of consuegra & evening meal overlooking the windmills

    day 5

    morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

    day 6

    morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

    day 7

    morning & afternoon photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray

    day 8

    morning photography in various hides * on the estate of laguna del taray, then transfer to madrid & flight to home location

  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All Drinks
    • All hide sessions & appropriate permits
    • All in-trip transportation
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 9th - 16th April 2022 & costs £2499 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £500 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday Summary

    The Spring Birdlife of La Mancha photography holiday is a photography holiday of 7 night/8 day duration, that costs £2499 per participant

    & takes place in Toledo in Spain, between the dates of 9th - 16th April 2022. It is ideal for photographing Crested Grebe, Little Bustard, White Duck, black kite, black-necked grebe, bonellis eagle, common pochard, flamingo, great bustard, lesser kestrel, little owl, marsh harrier, red kite, spanish imperial eagle & more. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 8, plus David. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport. Transfers between Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport & Toledo are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £500 to secure a place.

    Spring Birdlife of La Mancha Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £500 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: January 9th, 2022*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: April 1st, 2022.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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  • Details

    Start:
    9th - 16th April 2022
    Cost:
    £2499 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk/

    Location

    Spain
    Toledo,ToledoSpain

    Guide

    David Miles
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk