Woodland Birds Photography Workshop

February 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

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Woodland Birds Photography Workshop

Photoshoot in the Scottish Borders, nr Hawick.

It would be unforgivable not to take advantage of the mild winter weather. Members of the Midlothian Camera Club arranged several organised visits to wildlife photographer Ron McCombe’s bird hide, ideal for garden and woodland bird pursuits. On my visit, it was a bright breezy day, Ron’s shelter offered a comfortable environment to shoot from, and under camouflage we were able to shoot our avian friends at a proximity suitable for several focal lengths.  

Bird activity

Small birds in flight are flighty by nature and are a challenge to capture. I wasn’t too fussed about what I was shooting bird wise, anything out flying caught my eye. All in all, it was a productive morning, a big thanks to Ron for being such a welcoming host.

Garden and woodland bird experience, organised wildlife event

All photographs John Gilchrist


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