Join Nikon School in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow at Andover’s Hawk Conservancy that has over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! Many of these birds are involved in spectacular daily flying demonstrations, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects.
Our day will centre around the British Birds at the Conservency and will include flying demonstrations and close up opportunities. We will have our own dedicated falconers on hand to engage and explain each bird to us and indeed put the birds through their paces on our behalf.
Photography can be very rewarding and difficult all at the same time and this will really push the boundaries of both of those statements. Working with a Nikon School trainer throughout the day we will help you capture pin-sharp and interesting images of many magnificent birds.
Lunch will be provided.
If you would like to borrow any kit for this course please get in contact with us at [email protected] with your request and we will do our best to bring it along.
Outdoor walking involved which traverse steep inclines
Average customer rating for this course:
"There are two key elements to this course and they work really well together. The first is an introduction by Ricci to setting your camera up for shooting birds. Ricci shares his preferred approach, camera settings and lens choice and then deals with questions and helps a wide range of people, cameras (including non-Nikon) and abilities get set up. Then there are the birds of prey and their handlers: these are both simply amazing and Ricci helps throughout the day as we practice. Great day!"
"Some clear instructions on optimal camera settings prepared us for a full day in the sun photographing the most amazing birds of prey in flight. The frustration of out of focus wildlife photographs was my reason for signing up to the course and It worked! Since the course I have enjoyed reviewing my photographs and I must say I am really pleased with the outcome. More importantly I feel prepared for my next wildlife trip to Scotland. Being able to try out new Nikon kit was a bonus."
"I wanted to learn about technique and camera handling to improve my bird photography. At first I thought that with 16 candidates the access to the instructors would be limited. However my fears were unfounded, Ricci and Neil were always available to answer questions and offer advice. I learned new settings and handling skills. I also was able to practice 'eyes open' shooting and I even got a couple of keepers from the day. I had a fabulous time, everyone should do this day."
"Flying with exotic birds of prey. What a day, encounters with a Bald Eagle, “no it wasn't bald”. Having my head gently caressed by the silent wing of a Great Grey Owl the ghost of the forest as it flew by. Hearing the gentle purr of a New Zealand LittleOwl. Joining Black kites as they gambled for food in the warm spring sun. Watching Secretary Bird trying to dispatch a rubber snake, poor thing. All in all a grand day out."
"A really good day, the birds were amazing"
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Hawk Conservancy Trust, Weyhill,, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY