Do I need briefing?
We recommend briefing to all photographers who have no previous experience in photographing birds from the hide. The briefing, carried out by a professional guide, includes valuable photography tips: how to work in the hide, how to use the heater, how to interpret the behavior of the birds, how to check the backgrounds, where to place the food, etc. This information will significantly improve first-time results.
Do I have the hide for myself?
These hides are for 1 or 2 people, so there may also be other photographers in the hide. If you want a private hide, or a photography session for your group only, it’s available at an additional cost.
What time of the year can you photograph?
The spring photography season is short, lasting roughly a month from about 20 April to 15 May. It depends on when the spring starts and how it advances.
How long does one photography session last?
There are two sessions, an evening session and a morning session, both lasting 4 to 6 hours. During the session, do not come out of the hide, as movement outside the hides will frighten the birds away.
What kind of clothing do I need for the photography hide?
In April and May, there may still be frost at night, which is why we recommend warm winter clothes such as wool socks, gloves, a hat and thermal layers, with winter boots and jacket. It’s possible to heat the hides with gel heaters. If you do not have your own, we have warm boots and winter overalls that you can rent.
What is the distance to the birds and what kind of lens and equipment do I need to take with me?
Bird feeders are placed at a distance of about 20 to 30 metres from the hide, and birds are usually anywhere between 10 to 50 metres from the hides.
We recommend 100-400mm / 150-600mm zoom lenses or 300-600mm telephoto lenses + extenders (optional). For birds in the landscape, it’s possible to use shorter lenses, for example 70-200 mm.