Spotlight on Wildlife Photography

Many of our visitors  here at Loch of the Lowes enjoy the art of wildlife photography- and this is surely one of the best places in Scotland to photograph some of our most iconic wildlife species.

Red squirrels are a firm favourite here, with our woodland feeding station designed to give you very close-up views ,  and the woodland birds provide so many opportunities too- here’s just one recent example to inspire you:

 

Tree Creeper by Neil MacDonald

 

Of course our loch-side hides are also ideal for photographing all sorts of wildfowl, Great Crested Grebes  and so on- dawn is especially popular time with the sun rising over the loch.

Our Male Osprey in Action by Ross Forsyth

Of course our famous ospreys are the biggest attraction this time of year, and with our birds nesting so close to the hides and fishing daily on the loch, you couldn’t ask for a better combination of photo opportunities! Here are two recent examples of photos taken here just this weekend  to inspire you- our thanks to these talented friends of the reserve for allowing us to use their pictures:

 

Osprey Dives on a fish by Neil Macdonald

Fancy improving your wildlife photography skills, or need help getting started? Do you want to know more about the field-craft that will enable you to get the best shots without disturbing wildlife? Then why not join us next month on our

Introduction to Wildlife Photography and Field-craft Workshop

May 4th and 5th 2012

A basic photography workshop encompassing some of the rudimentary field-craft and technical skills needed to capture some of the abundant wildlife  around the SWT Loch of the Lowes reserve.

 A talk and hands on session Friday evening (6-9.30pm), followed by Saturday early morning exclusive access to hides etc with practical guidance (7am- 10am).

Hosted by local photographer Kevin Hacker and Perthshire Ranger Emma Rawling.

Maximum 8 participants to ensure individual tuition.

Lochof the Lowes Visitor Centre Dunkeld

Cost: £50 per person, £45 concessions and members. Includes usual admission fee.

Booking on 01350 727337  or lochofthelowes@swt.org.ukMore information at : www.kevinhackerphotography.co.uk

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