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Northern Gannet Photography
RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to the UK’s largest colony of Northern Gannet’s which is the UK’s Largest Seabird, with a wingspan of 2 meters. The Northern Gannet takes 5 years to reach maturity at which point he/she finds a mate and starts to breed, the Gannet mates for life and can live up to 30 years of age.
The Gannet forage from heights of up to 70 m (230 ft) with no clear preference, and typically dive between 11 and 60 m (35 and 195 ft) and hit the water like an arrow at around 60mph and swim to a depth of 60 meters. They typically eat small fish between 2.5-30 cm in length. Also they are such beautiful birds white with black wing tips and a golden yellow head which make them very photogenic, especially with the light blue around their eyes.
This course takes place at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, the Address is Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF (Parking is free)
This is a full day course which will last approximately 8 hours. If you wish for a shorter length please contact me and we will try to accommodate you because we understand that different people have different requirements.
On this course we will be Looking at equipment needed such as lenses, types of cameras and tripods. Then we will delve into the camera settings such as shutter speed, ISO, and aperture.
Once we have covered the above topics we will start to look at technique and composition.
also we will learn about the Northern Gannet (morus bassanus) like Where do Northern gannets go in winter? What do Northern gannets eat? northern gannet range? and also northern gannet migration.
You will need a camera that has a lens of 300mm minimum as the birds will be some distance away a 150-600mm or an 200-500mm or grater is ideal.
Their is a lot of walking on this course so you will need a good level of fitness including good footwear. this course will go ahead whatever the weather so you may also need waterproof clothing and a cover for your camera
With the nature of this photography, we can not guarantee that you will see all the birds listed. Also, the course will go ahead whatever the weather so any payment made is non-refundable unless extreme circumstances dictate otherwise and due to our opinion.
We will not be held responsible for any equipment damage, theft or personal injury while attending the walk participants do so at their own risk!
If you pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance 48 hours before the day of the course. If you fail to pay the full amount before the day of the course you will lose your deposit and will not be able to attend the course.