Raptors in Flight, Winter 2024

StartsFeb 24th 2024
EndsFeb 25th 2024
Participants10 (1 Spot Just Opened!)
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Each day, we will have two photo sessions with three birds flying between perches and three perched birds on gorgeous setups.

We have a block of rooms on hold under Gettle Photography at Travelodge in Simcoe for each workshop. ***Note the Travelodge holds these rooms for our group until 3 weeks before the start of each workshop so please be sure to make your reservations early. Their telephone number is: 519-426-4751

Clients flying in for this fantastic workshop can fly into either Toronto or Buffalo. It is less than a two hour drive from either of these airports to Simcoe.


Travel Day

Friday, February 23, 2024 – Travel

Arrive in Simcoe, Ontario and check into your hotel.

Day 1

Saturday, February 24, 2024 – Afternoon Shoot

We will meet after noon for our pre-shoot orientation to optimize cameras and make sure everyone is ready to shoot. Following this, we will spend the rest of the afternoon photographing both birds in flight and perched birds, giving you exceptional access to gorgeous raptors.

Day 2

Sunday, February 25 – Morning Shoot

We will meet this morning for our second session where we again will photograph both raptors in flight and perched birds.
Wrap up by noon


Payment schedule

Deposit $95 due with registration
Final Payment of $200 due January 17, 2024

– All site fees
– Two sessions with birds in flight and perched bird set-ups
– Workshop instruction

Not included

– Air travel/other transportation to and from Simcoe, Canada
– Lodging
– Meals
– Rental car/Transportation

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This is quite simply an unbelievable opportunity! Imagine having a trained Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle or other raptor flying back and forth between two perches right in front of your camera over a dozen times. With today’s auto focus cameras and the ability to track a bird in flight you are virtually guaranteed incredible images!

During the Winter session we have the opportunity to photograph the Great-Gray Owl (not in flight) and the Snowy Owl in flight which is often unable to fly during other seasons due to warmer temperatures.

Also, it should be noted that a giant telephoto lens is not required to get great images. Nicole and Steve often use an 80-400mm lens on these shoots and very often at the short end (80mm) of the zoom. In addition to the raptors in flight, we will have the opportunity to photograph three static birds. Steve will be putting the same amount of care and artistry to the “setups” for these perched birds as he does for the Howell Nature Center shoots that he has been doing for over a decade.