Bird portrait photography photoshoot for Scottish falconry centre
Commercial photography has a wide variety of work recently I was commissioned for bird portrait photography photoshoot for Scottish falconry centre and had the opportunity to get up close and personal.
It’s a privilege to have free access when photographing our feathered friends especially if it’s here in Scotland and at a fantastic falconry centre Rhuallen Raptors in Biggar which is in the scenic southern uplands.
I take portraits of so many different subjects many are not even human but I know taking any subject takes skill and bird portraiture adds another level to portrait photography.
Action gives dynamics to any portrait it tells a story, we know the famous Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on the planet and to have sell static shot would convey its power and speed. The second before this magnificent bird takes to the air we see this power and focus in the bird.
Of course when a really big raptor is in front of your lens there are risks, they can lash out with their talons in a split second, keeping one eye on the bird and the other in the view finder isn’t easy.
Waiting for the Snowy Owl to ruffle its feathers changes the entire look of this beautiful bird, it’s a waiting game, one of observation and patience but that’s my speciality it doesn’t matter if its a car or a building getting the shot I want takes patience.
It’s hard to believe this is the same bird as the shot above, a few seconds after and it transforms into something completely different.
I remember the childhood film I loved “Kes” it was about our little native kestrel their feathers are like silk, they look so good in the soft light of the wet over cast day a beautiful portrait.
Being privileged to shoot bird portrait photography photoshoot for Scottish falconry centre has so many birds and opportunities for spectacular photographs.
I hope you enjoyed looking at my bird portraits and if you are interested in taking bird portraits I can offer you an opportunity to join me I do 1:1 and small group tutorial and workshop events at the falconry centre.
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