Guest Speaker – Shaun Boycott- Taylor, presenting his talk entitled “A walk on the wild side”
Our guest speaker last night described his passion for wildlife photography around the world by one of spending many hours in public hides, private hides and one of sheer persistence, patience, hard work and a little bit of ‘good fortune’ in capturing the target.
We were privileged to see the results that a totally dedicated wildlife photographer can achieve through sheer dedication, determination, preparation and a vast amount of experience and skill. Shaun took us to locations in Northern Hungary, the Danube delta, north-eastern Spain and Scotland.
Little Owl – by Shaun Boycott-Taylor
In each location we were able to enjoy the rich variety of the wildlife on display. Shaun’s images are based on the understanding of his targets’ habits and behaviours and his detailed knowledge added to the degree of entertainment for all members.
On occasion his determination to go for THE image would lead to the kind of privation and discomfort few of us would consider, but as ever the results speak for themselves. The tale of the bolshy male western capercaillie [also known as the wood grouse or heather cock] will linger long in the memory!