Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hawk Conservancy Trust Visit, UK

I visited the Hawk Conservancy Trust in summer 2011 with some friends who happen to all be great amateur photographers with really fancy kit. That day I felt so embarrassed by my little Canon 450D but it was still a great day and I got a few shots I was eventually happy with. I am going again with Brian this time, somewhen in the next month and hope to get some more nice pictures.

I was inspired to actually post the pictures by Ratty over at The Everyday Adventurer as he put a post up with a picture of what he suspects is an American Bald Eagle. Personally, I think he's right and it is a Bald Eagle but I'm of course no expert. Maybe you can visit his post and offer your comments?

Here are a few of the best photos from that day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust.
The first few are the Bald Eagle.

bald eagle 2

bald eagle 3

bald eagle

bald eagle flying 2

These are of Vultures. I love Vultures!

vulture flying 2

vulture flying

This is a Falcon with his prey.


I hope you enjoyed these pictures! More will follow soon as I will be heading back there and I will make sure I take plenty of photos. Also, Brian bought me an amazing Christmas present- a photography day at the Isle of Wight Zoo! I am going start of May so expect to see some close up animal shots. The zoo specialises in looking after big cats and lemurs. And, with the photo experience you get to go in the Ring Tailed Lemur enclosure and have special photograph opportunities with the white tigers and lions (areas to get photos without annoying fences in the way). Also, we'll get macro photography opportunities with reptiles and ..... OMG .... arachnids. I'm so looking forward to the day and showing off my photographs. I am being lent a nice macro lens by a friend for the occasion and hopefully my 250mm is good enough for the lions and tigers.

Don't forget to check out my Flickr site as I have many more of my photographs there. Be back soon!