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Ian 1st August 2017 01:08 PM

Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Yes I know it's not a falcon :)


After some discussion here, the consensus is that we need another day out at Fens Falconry, which is near Wisbech, in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

There will be a direct focus on improving BIF photography technique and getting the bottom of the complex Olympus camera settings to aid in achieving a higher keeper rate. Particular attention will be paid to the OM-D E-M1 Mark II but users of all models should be able to benefit. And you will be able to photograph a wide variety of birds of prey.

Andy Elliott, of Olympus birds of prey photography fame, who is an affiliate of Fens Falconry, needs to know how many people would be interested in attending and what the candidate dates are. Currently end of August or beginning of September are on the cards but not set in stone.

So if you can express interest and preferences here, that would be great!

I will update here with further news, including costs and what would be on offer.

You can see what we got up to there in 2014 in the gallery.

Ian

Walti 1st August 2017 01:21 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
VERY interested in attending, on holiday the first two weeks of September, (including the three weekends!) so any time except then suits me!

Sorry for the cut and paste from the other thread! ;)

Edit: PS if it's a Tuesday or weekend Mrs Walti may attend too! (other days may be difficult for her)

pault 1st August 2017 04:09 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Ian
Yes please, I would be interested. Am flexible with dates

Phill D 1st August 2017 04:11 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
I'm OK up till the 4th of September. It was a great day out last time, I've never taken so many shots in one day. As for keepers well that would be telling ;) Hopefully a lot more this time with the mk2. Count me in Ian.

Gwyver 1st August 2017 04:33 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 423398)
Particular attention will be paid to the OM-D E-M5 Mark II but users of all models should be able to benefit...
Ian

Ian
Seems to be a typo - I assume you mean OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Ian 1st August 2017 07:47 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Chris is right - my bad; the original debate was dominated by E-M1 II BIF settings and capabilities.

Ian

PS correcting it now.

David M 1st August 2017 08:35 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
A stuffed Owl supported by two wires isn't a very good example to set. :D

Phill D 1st August 2017 08:41 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Maybe you should come along and have a go yourself David ;)

Graham_of_Rainham 1st August 2017 09:05 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Depending on the date, very interested.

*chr

David M 1st August 2017 09:10 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phill D (Post 423435)
Maybe you should come along and have a go yourself David ;)

Having been involved in protecting a Peregrine nest site from, amongst others, falconers wanting the eggs of wild birds you don't want me anywhere near a falconry centre.

Ian 1st August 2017 10:08 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David M (Post 423441)
Having been involved in protecting a Peregrine nest site from, amongst others, falconers wanting the eggs of wild birds you don't want me anywhere near a falconry centre.

I appreciate the sentiment but I can guarantee that Andy would have nothing to do with an organisation which is irresponsible in any way - this was made clear last time we were there.

Ian

Ian 1st August 2017 10:09 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David M (Post 423433)
A stuffed Owl supported by two wires isn't a very good example to set. :D

Haha! *yo Touché!

Good point about the dangly bits!

Ian

sapper 2nd August 2017 02:32 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
I am up for this Ian.

Rocknroll59 2nd August 2017 04:08 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Would love to try it, depending on dates.....I have a 2 week holiday booked in Sept.

Peter

Ian 2nd August 2017 07:50 PM

Re: Fens Falconry BIF meeting?
 
Andy told me that a group of ten or a bit more would be ideal.

The first Fens Falconry meet im 2014 was free because they were just setting up and I suppose we were regarded as a rehearsal for paying members of the public. This time there is a fee per person and I'm just waiting for confirmation of that.

Ian


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