White-tailed Eagles Isle of Mull.

White-tailed Eagle picking the fish up

White-tailed Eagle picking the fish up

White-tailed Eagles – Isle of Mull Friday 1st July and Saturday 2nd July 2016

Cost – £290

Included. The costs include four boat trips and tuition on both days.

Not Included. Accommodation, food, equipment, travel costs, insurance

There is a list of Bed and Breakfast providers on the Isle of Mull here on this link http://www.mull-bedandbreakfast.com

Martin Keivers runs Mull Charters, and skippers the boat Lady Lane, which we use to photograph the white-tailed Eagles he and his wife Judy also run a B&B in Salen, the address is Fascadail, Salen, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom PA72 6JB. tell 01680 300444 and it is highly recommended.

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Equipment required, 300mm prime lens is the maximum you will need, zoom lenses up to 300mm and more are ideal (70 – 200, 100 – 400, 300mm prime lens, 50 – 500). This is hand held photography, tripods/bean bags are not required

Lens hire available – @ £40 per day.

This is a unique opportunity to photograph the UK’s largest eagle as it swoops in to take a fish off the surface of the loch. This is a two day workshop taking in four boat trips giving you the opportunity to learn the techniques in photographing these iconic birds as they strike at their prey in the water.
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We will board Mull Charters boat “Lady Jane” at Ulva Ferry on the west coast of Isle of Mull

This is exhilarating bird flight photography and requires total preparation before the eagle comes to its prey. The action lasts for a few seconds only and preparation is essential for good photography, but the rewards can be great.

We will be looking at exposure and exposure compensation, camera techniques and panning techniques on shooting birds in flight.

The eagle fly above the boat before striking the fish, giving great opportunities for in flight shots.

The eagle drops its legs getting ready to strike the fish. The birds at this stage are moving quite quickly and a state of readiness is essential

 

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Osprey Wildlife Photography Workshop.

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey Photography Workshop

July 7th, 8th, and 9th 2016

 August 12th, 13th and  14th – 2016

Cost £450

50% deposit required

By paying the deposit you are agreeing to our terms and conditions

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The Osprey has a stronghold in the Scottish Highlands and the area around Aviemore holds good numbers. The birds can be seen fishing in the local lochs and rivers nearby.

 August is the peak time for ospreys to fish as their young fledge and  leave the nest shortly

The site is in the centre of Aviemore the exact meeting place will be given when booking.

The photography loch site is a very short walk to the hide overlooking the small loch where the ospreys feed on the stocked fish. The strike rate last summer was 8 to 10 strikes per morning giving great opportunities to get images of this great event.

Included. Three sessions in the loch-side hide in the early morning. Tuition on all three mornings.

Not included. Accommodation, food,  transport to and from Aviemore, equipment, insurance

Itinerary

Friday – Meet at 04:45am on Friday morning in the car park near to the hide and make our way down to the hide to photograph the ospreys  At around 08:30am  the osprey photography will end, and the rest of the day is free.

Saturday – Meet at 04:45am on Saturday morning in the car park near to the hide and make our way down to the hide to photograph the ospreys  At around 08:30am  the osprey photography will end, and the rest of the day is free.

Sunday – Meet at 04:45am on Sunday morning in the car park near to the hide and make our way down to the hide to photograph these amazing birds  At around 08:30am the workshop will end.

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