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Diving Kingfisher  


New from March 1st 2018 we have built a permanent diving pool constructed with a steel frame, which willbe open all year round. The new set up will enable you to use two cameras if you wish, one for perched shots and the second to capture this amazing bird entering and leaving the water from the comfort of your seat.  The ultimate image for us was being able to catch the explosive moment once the kingfisher had dived into the water in pursuit of its prey. To get images of this action is very difficult but we have put a lot of effort in to make this a fantastic experience for the beginner to the more advanced photographer. Full instruction will be given to help  in achieving the best possible images. We consider this workshop as a unique experience. When you book this hide you will receive a 20% discount with your next booking at any hide at our Worcestershire site.THIS HIDE HAS TOILET FACILITIES.
New from April 2018 we will run this diving day from a new purpose built hide where you will sit at pool level with your camera . This means that this will be easy to review your images throughout the day and make adjustments without disturbing the birds .
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Group Size:  3  photographers maximum per hide.

Times: 8.00 am until dusk

Hide cost:  £125 per person per day from March 1st 2018.

Lenses: 70-200mm F2.8

Itinerary ;

One of the most sought after birds for most wildlife photographers is the beautiful and elusive Kingfisher.  This stunning bird is one of the most difficult species to photograph in the UK. Because of the hard work put into this project and location over the years it is now possible to produce a stunning portfolio on a one day workshop.  We have taken our Kingfisher workshop to the next level with our new permanent diving pool and we are now in a position to offer the opportunity to capture the explosive action of this stunning bird as it leaves the water after diving in for a fish.  To get images of this action is very difficult but we have put a lot of effort into this to enable it to be achievable for the beginner upto the more advanced photographer.  Full instruction will be given at the start of the day .
Our diving Kingfisher workshops are located in Worcestershire near the town of Droitwich.  It is very close to the Junction 5 on the M5 motorway, once you’ve taken the signs for Bromsgrove, go under the motorway and you need to take your first turning on your left and you will see a McDonald’s the postcode is WR9 7PA.  On the morning of the workshop Darren ( 07850 878370 ) will meet you in the car park at McDonalds at 8 am.  It is then a short drive to the farm where the  Kingfishers are located. 
What to Bring:
The vast majority of your time will be spent in the hide; in terms of clothing you will need some warm clothes because it can be cold at this time of year.  It is also a 5 minute walk to the hide so please bring waterproof clothing too because you don’t want to get wet before the day even starts. You will need wellington boots too because we have to set up the camera in the stream and then fire it remotely from the hide.  The weather is difficult to predict at this time of the year, it could be cold especially in the early morning and then gets warmer as the day progresses, so bring hats and gloves as well. You will need to bring your own food and but free hot drinks will be supplied. THIS HIDE HAS TOILET FACILITIES.
Camera Equipment:
In terms of camera kit you'll need a beanbag , a fast camera with 7+ frames a second .  The best lens for the diving in shots is a 70-200mm F2.8, for the perched shots we recommend a 400mm lens. You will need a remote release for your camera with a 1 metre lead, we do carry a few spare cables but dont cover every camera model / make .  Bring plenty of flash cards and spare batteries. There is no electricity in the hide so please make sure that you have spare batteries that are fully charged because on a good day you can take lots of great images.
This is a great workshop which will give you a chance to photograph the most amazing wildlife action that can be found in the UK.


Terms and conditions of booking ;
1. The Worcestershire site is a working farm , as such there may be animals and farm equipment in the fields . The fields and river banks may be wet and muddy and slippery please wear appropriate foot wear .
2. The hide booking is for a full day , you can leave at your own convenience .
3. The hides are non Smoking .
4. Please stay in the hides .
5. Please close all gates .
6. We are not responsible for loss or damage to you or your belongings .