Snowy owl at dusk
Sea Eagle flying over pond
golden eagle in flight in blizzard
Western Siberian Eagle Owl in flight
Eagle Owl – Buba Buba – In Flight – Sunrise Photography
Sea Eagle flying over pond2
snowy owl in flight in snow
eagle owl in forest
Snowy owl
Eagle Owl in flight
Golden Eagle – Ben Hall – Aquila Chrysaetos
steppe eagle in flight in snowfall
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Golden Eagle2
Golden Eagle -Aquila Chrysaetos – in flight – Ben Hall – Photography
snowy owl washing in snow
golden eagle on pine martin2
Barn Owl hovering
Gyr Falcon
Barn owl landing
Northern_goshawk on a hare
Ben Hall_golden eagle backlit
Ben Hall_golden eagle in flight over snow
Ben Hall_sea eagle in flight in rain
Ben Hall_snowy owl shaking feathers
Ben Hall_bald eagle in rain
Ben Hall_siberian eagle owl 2
Ben Hall_bald eagle backlit copy
Ben Hall_golden eagle in flight
goshawk on prey
goshawk on prey

Location: Rimavska Sobota, Slovak Republic
Duration: 2 nights / 3 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

For the best ever birds of prey photography workshop, join us in the Slovak Republic where we will spend two days photographing a wide range of raptors, including golden eagle, peregrine falcon and a variety of owls, both in-flight and posed in stunning, natural settings. Nowhere else can we replicate the diversity of opportunities this location provides.

On arrival we transfer to our hotel and check in and for the next two days you will enjoy a unique and rare opportunity to photograph some of northern Europe’s most charismatic birds of prey, both in flight and perched in authentic natural settings. Using professional falconers and trained birds, you will have the chance to photograph species such as golden eagle, bald eagle, imperial eagle, white tailed sea eagle, common buzzard, goshawk and peregrine falcon. We will also have a variety of owls such as snowy owl, eagle owl, siberian eagle owl and barn owl as they fly amidst the wild landscape of the Slovak Republic.

We will fly the birds in appropriate habitat, enabling you to capture natural-looking and spectacular pictures that would be almost impossible to achieve with wild birds without months of work. Guidance and tuition on how to get the best from each situation will be available throughout both days from a professional photographer. Over the 2 days, you can expect a packed workshop of great photography, great company and great food in the beautiful Slovak Republic.

Your tutor for this workshop is Ben Hall. Ben is one of Britain’s foremost wildlife photographers. His personal approach to nature photography lies in the creative art of ‘seeing’. His aim is to use his pictures to communicate his personal vision, to generate an emotional response and to excite the viewer’s aesthetic sensitivity. He is described by “Living Edge” magazine as ‘a passionate and experienced wildlife photographer, with a perfectionist’s eye for detail’. Ben’s work is represented by Getty images, RSPB Images and Naturepl and is sold worldwide.
Ben specialises in bird and mammal photography and has won numerous international awards including category wins in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and the Windland Smith Rice International Awards. In 2009 he was named ‘Geographical’ Photographer of the Year. He is a regular contributor to clients as diverse as BBC Wildlife, PhotoPlus magazine, Digital SLR User, Photography Monthly and many more. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes including BBC’s Walk on The Wild Side and is a member of the 2020VISION photo team. Ben has just finished writing his first book, Wildlife Photography Workshop, which he co-authored with Ross Hoddinott.

Golden Eagle – Aquila Chrysaetos
Flight & static shots, flying shots in a remote forrest location without jesses, flying shots will be backlit and side-lit. Static shots also in forrest location.

golden eagle

Eurasian Eagle Owl – Bubo Bubo
Flight & static shots, sunrise flying shots through the trees in a remote forrest location without jesses, flying shots will be backlit and side-lit. Static shots also in forrest location.

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Long Eared Owl – Asio Otus
Static & flight shots in remote forrest locations on a tree bark with moss.

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Bald Eagle – Aquila nipalensis
Flight & static shots, flights with jesses circling around the forrest & pond location and static shots with forrest backdrop.

Northern Goshawk – Accipiter gentilis
Flight & static shots, short flights of approximately 5 – 10 metres with jesses, static shots with the Goshawk feeding on a jay.

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Barn Owl – Tyto alba
Flight & static shots, flights of approximately 10 – 15 metres in golden mire field location without jesses, static shots in field location and barn fence.

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Snowy Owl – Bubo Scandiacus
Flight & static shots, flights of approximately 10 – 15 metres in golden mire field location without jesses, static shots in field location.

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White tailed Sea Eagle – Haliaeetus albicilla
Flight & static shots, flights of approximately 10 – 15 metres in golden mire field location without jesses, static shots in field location.

Western Siberian Eagle Owl – Bubo Bubo Sibericus
Flight & static shots, flights of approximately 10 – 15 metres in golden mire field location without jesses, static shots in field location.

 

Accommodation

Set in Rimavská Sobota, Hotel Carrera features free WiFi access, on-site restaurant & comfortable rooms.

All rooms provided are single occupancy with en-suite facilities, the hotel offers international and local cuisine in the restaurant.

All the locations for the workshop are within short driving distance from the hotel.

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