Saturday, 16 April 2011

Raptors in Mid Wales

I will be running some bird of prey photoshoots for Focus 4 Nature later this year so went to Mid Wales for a reckie at the falconry centre. It was a brilliant day with lovely sunshine and a smashing set of birds including this wondeful male goshawk. The shot looks simple enough but it took a lot of time to line up the dark background and then wait for the bird to look around the tree.


I love going up to the highlands but another very quick trip to the Cairngorms was dissapointing with poor light continually spoiling opportunities for landscape and wildife photography. I even spent an entire night in a hide waiting for dawn and a black grouse lek. The grouse arrived but the sun never pierced the clouds. Good fun watching them posturing and displaying though.