Wildlife photography workshop: Anglers CP

Today I  ran a wildlife photography workshop at Anglers Country Park near Wakefield. The workshop consisted of a couple of hours of theory looking at gear, exploring advantages of certain types of lenses and cameras as well as looking at the fundamentals of composition and depth of field. Following the classroom session, we went outside to get the delegates in the saddle by taking photographs of common spotted orchids before lunch. Then, after a short break, we had a go at macro photography using moths from last night’s moth trapping which for me was the highlight and I am sure the delegates got some cracking shots of some beautiful moths. The haul from the trap included poplar hawk moth, elephant hawk moth, satin, drinker and peppered moth as well as an amazing large emerald, buff tip, and peach blossom. As course tutor I am there just to facilitate and therefore don’t take many photos other than to show how I would approach the subject. However, I did manage to have a go at the large emerald using the wonderful Nikkor 200mm f/4 micro lens :¬)

wildlife photography workshop: large emerald (Geometra papilionaria)

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