As many of you know, I have been looking to add specific "Bird" photography days here at the Centre. Well, after lots of planning and thinking I decided to run a trial day this past Monday to test out a few things and work out what is achievable on one of these days.
I invited along a few regular photographers to the Centre, who have shown us much support over the past several years, to get their valued input and advice. Also invited where Wildarena for their professional input and to see the potential from a workshop group point of view. Oh yeah, and our resident crazy bird lady, senior keeper Katie, tagged along too :-)
Needless to say it was a huge success, with the help of the photographers I now know what we can do and how to do it on official "Owl and Raptor Photographic Days" at the BWC.
Workshops have already begun to start booking in days, and we too will be holding our own photographic bird days in 2011. Watch this space and our BWC website to see listings of the dates when they are launched later in the year.
In the mean time, I will be running a single "Owl and Raptor Photographic Day" this year sometime in early November. This will be a fully priced and scheduled day, allowing you to get some amazing photos, but also allowing me to fine tune the last few things before our 2011 dates go ahead. The date for this will be announced next week and will have 10 spaces available on a first come first serve basis. The day and what you can expect from one of our "Owl and Raptor Photographic Days" next year will be reported along side this announcement.
In the meantime, thanks go out to Mike Taylor, Terry Longley, Gary K Mann, Andy Crtichfield and David & Janet from Wildarena for all their help on Monday. Below are a few of my pics, and I will post a few of theirs next week to show you all the potential of this exciting new venture!