Following in the theme from my last post, I recently attended another of Nigel Wilson‘s courses, this time at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey. Not only did the sun shine, but we had the whole place to ourselves for the day. Bliss.
Below are a few of my favourite snaps from the day, all taken on my Canon 6d. Lenses used were a mix of Canon 25-105mm, a sigma 75-300mm, a Canon 100mm macro, and an oh-so-beautiful-but-out-of-my-price-range Canon 100-400mm. Thanks for letting me loose on your baby, Carl.
The guy below was one of my favourite animals from the day – a little weasel. They look super cute but they are quick as lightning and actually pretty vicious.
The little guy below seemed to be a bit perturbed about us coming near his patch…
I really loved photographing the owls, who seemed to give us every facial expression they could and more.
But my absolute favourite animal to photograph was this teeny tiny harvest mouse. He was absolutely miniscule – weighing in at only 6 grams. It was time for the macro lens to come into play. I barely breathed for fear of coming out of focus.
He is DEFINITELY smiling in the one below. Definitely.
Below are the wildcats. I had absolutely no idea that these normal looking cats could be so… well, wild. Apparently they are one of the only animals that can never be tamed, even when born in captivity.
Yep, this was using a super zoom lens. There’s no way I was going this close to one of these fellas.
And finally, the foxes. One of these is a famous fox – her face is on Epson ink cartridges.
Super duper awesome. Even better, on the second day we had collated our favourite images and got to share with the rest of the group on a big screen – it was so interesting to see how different the shots turned out, even though we had the same subject matter. I’ve now officially gained an addiction to photography courses. Watch this space…!