This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a presentation on birds of prey by Jane Kelly of On the Wing in Epping, NH. The presentation was held at The Studio of Photographic Arts (SOPHA) in Manchester, NH, so naturally there was ample opportunity to photograph the birds as well as learn about their habits, habitats, personalities, diets, intelligence, etc.
It was fascinating to be so close to these creatures and realize just how lovely and gentle they can be. Jane brought four birds for us to meet - a large Eurasian Eagle Owl named Lela, a small Barn Owl named Guthrie, a Black Vulture named Ertie, and a Red Tailed Hawk named Ferguson. The vulture followed Jane around the studio like a puppy dog. It was quite an entertaining site!
The class filled up within ONE DAY of being announced. It will be offered again in the near future, so if you'd like to have first crack at signing up, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know. And if you're very lucky, Billy of Wicked Mojo Photography (NSFW) will stand in for a test shot or two.