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Bird Photography Workshop - O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

When: TBA

Lamington National Park (O'Reillys Plateau)

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Join Mark for a full and exciting day learning the secret tips and techniques of bird photography, both at rest and in flight.
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Session 1

Our day commences in the near O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat as we capture images of many small rainforest dwellers such as Regent Bower Birds, Eastern Yellow Robins, Eastern Whipbirds, Lewins Honeyeaters, Satin Bowerbirds and more.
You'll learn to identify and adapt to the behaviour of different species and anticipate their movements. Knowing what they are up to will boost the opportunities to capture amazing images.

Session 2

After morning tea we'll track down an active bower and stalk the Satin Bower Bird as they maintain and decorate the bower. With patience we may see him entice a female for courtship to the bower.

Session 3
After lunch, we will utilise the marvellous 'Birds of Prey' flight show presented by Mark 'The Birdman' Culleton. You will be fully briefed on the correct settings and techniques to capture the birds in flight as they pass overhead. An amazing show and an equally amazing opportunity to learn how to photograph birds in flight.

Session 4
Out in the field again for the last session where we show how to attract and photograph species on the edge of the forest.
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Subjects covered will include:

  • Hand holding

  • Panning

  • Lighting / Flash

  • Composition

  • Metering

  • Depth-of-field

  • Use of tripod

  • Aperture

  • Shutter speed

  • ISO

  • Focusing methods

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Things you should bring:

  • Camera gear
  • A long telephoto zoom lens. 70-200, 70-300, 18-200, etc. or long prime lens 300mm, 400mm, 500mm
  • 1.4, 1.7 or 2x tele convertor (if available)
  • Flash
  • Memory card(s),
  • Sturdy tripod (optional)
  • Camera owners manual - Important!
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Spare batteries
Price:  $327.69 per person (includes Birds of Prey entry)
Please note a 2.9% service fee applies to credit card payments.

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Please note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. This will ensure that you receive comprehensive personal tuition Mark.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
For further details on any of our workshops or if you have any other questions, please phone Mark on 0459 221678.  Alternatively, you can email
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