Tawny Owls

Overview

This is an evening workshop photographing wild Tawny Owl, at an idyllic 600-acre farm, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire (15 mins from Junc. 20 of M1). Set within an English woodland, we have constructed a comfortable, professional hide where you can enjoy seeing this beautiful bird.

We will also be conducting a Buzzard Workshop on these dates, so you may wish to take advantage of this as you will already be at the same venue on the day.

Tawny Owls

There is something very special and mysterious about this beautiful bird of prey. Most of us rarely get to see it under the cover of darkness when it is most active. So it is our pleasure and privilege to be able to offer you this specially formulated workshop, photographing one of our native wild owls.

Please be aware that this is not a workshop that focuses on quantity. As we will be working with nocturnal species, we wish to be sensitive to their adaptation to darkness so will only be taking measured shots with a combination of flash and artificial light.

We may only execute about a dozen or so combined shots of individuals that visit this site over the course of one evening. Our hope is to end up with a small handful of memorable images that you will cherish from these unique encounters.

The welfare of wildlife is paramount to us. It has taken us a long time to developed this site as we have made a lot of effort to keep them as undisturbed as possible. This is one of the reasons why the hide is normally only opens three days a week, primarily designed to minimise our impact and to encourage natural, wild behaviour. As a consequence, the birds are still not used to people. It is therefore absolutely vital that you take onboard the advice and follow the instructions of your tutor.

Cost £195
Deposit £50

This is an evening workshop photographing wild Tawny Owl, at an idyllic 600-acre farm, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Set within an English woodland, we have constructed a comfortable, professional hide where you can enjoy seeing this beautiful bird.

There is something very special and mysterious about this beautiful bird of prey. Most of us rarely get to see it under the cover of darkness when it is most active. So it is our pleasure and privilege to be able to offer you this specially formulated workshop, photographing one of our native wild owls.

Please be aware that this is not a workshop that focuses on quantity. As we will be working with nocturnal species, we wish to be sensitive to their adaptation to darkness so will only be taking measured shots with a combination of flash and artificial light.

We may only execute about a dozen or so combined shots of individuals that visit this site over the course of one evening. Our hope is to end up with a small handful of memorable images that you will cherish from these unique encounters.

The welfare of wildlife is paramount to us. It has taken us a long time to developed this site as we have made a lot of effort to keep them as undisturbed as possible. This is one of the reasons why the hide is normally only opens three days a week, primarily designed to minimise our impact and to encourage natural, wild behaviour. As a consequence, the birds are still not used to people. It is therefore absolutely vital that you take onboard the advice and follow the instructions of your tutor.

To prevent any unintentional disturbance caused to the birds during the use of the hide, we have a portable loo available in a separate chamber for your convenience.

On most evenings, you can expect to see the Tawny appearing at dusk. With careful and precise guidance, you should attain a few shots of this wonderful species.

To enable us to work at a close range not usually possible, we have employed a special one-way glass for the hide. There is no discernable difference with sharpness shooting through this special medium.

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Date 4th December 2017
Workshop leader(s) Des Ong
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Date 6th December 2017
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