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Kingfisher Photography Hide

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From£90
Price
From£90
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  • Kingfisher OnlyAvailable: 3 seats
  • + Cuckoo (May Only)Available: 3 seats
  • + Waterrail (Oct - March Only)Available: 3 seats

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4504
Availability : All Year Round
Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Max People : 3
Hide Overview

Available: All Year Round | Max Participants: 3 Persons | Lenses: 70-200mm (diving) & 300mm – 500mm (perched)

First and foremost it is important you have Wellington boots available and also a remote (preferably wireless) and a beanbag for this day. Beanbags can be supplied if required, but please give notice.

When booking I always check tide times to make sure the day will not be affected by the water levels and I will make you aware if there was to be any interruption to your day.

This hide is spacious inside and there is also ample space to store bags etc behind you. The very short walk is muddy so wellington boots are advised and please wrap up well in the colder months as it can get a bit chilly inside.

For this diving kingfishers you are needing around 200mm to 250mm focal length on a full frame camera. A 300mm is to much. It is also worthwhile bringing along a remote trigger (preferably wireless or one with a lead of several feet) of some description as this will more than likely be required if you are sharing. A bean bag is also required here if more than one person is using the hide.

I feel this diving pool is better designed than the few others that are available in the UK. With the others your camera is outside the hide all day so you can not check your images, but I have chose to design it so you can shoot from the hide which means you have the chance to view images and change any camera settings required throughout the day. This is a huge plus in my book especially on days with changing light levels. The backdrop at the hides are a good 50 yards away which again is something not offered by the others.

I have made things as simple as possible so no matter what level of photography you are at this hide will give you great images. It really is as straightforward as could be so do not be intimidated if you are a novice. At the start of your day you will be shown how to set up etc.

As room is limited at the pool the cost of this hide is £90 per person per full day, but if there happens to be 3 people doing diving then the cameras will be tight together on the shelf so it is essential beanbags are used and remote triggers preferably wireless.

BOOKINGS FOR OUR HIDES WILL BE VIA THE WEBSITE ONLY AS OF JULY 2018…
For bookings in May & June 2018 please check availability on our facebook page here, and book via email info@photographyhides.co.uk.

Additional Information

Meeting Point & Time

Meeting is 7.30am Beside the War Memorial at, Ringford, DG7 2AL

It is important that clients are there sharp as I only have a 30 minute window and if you are late you may loose your day. It would also be appreciated if you could be suited and booted and have all your required kit ready prior to the meeting. Thanks

Clothing

Comfort is essential to making sure you get the most out of your time in the hide therefore warm clothing is a must in the colder months. For this time we recommend thermal leggings and tops with a couple of layers on top. The walk to the hide is over relatively flat with a small bank to go down at the start. This can be muddy in winter so good walking boots, but much preferably wellingtons are recommended as it mostly very muddy on the short walk to he hide. Dark upper clothing is also desirable.

Facilities

Due to the location of the hide, there are no toilets on site. There are however large reed beds which are discreet, but if this is not suitable there are public toilets in the nearby town which are a 5 minute drive away.

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Iain Lenton

Couple Traveller

Once again another worthy trip to Scottish Photography Hides. I was amazed at the set up and intimacy that this provided. As always set up with photography in mind and I have been extremely happy with the shots I achieved. Great communication up to and during the day. Highly recommended and will return again without doubt.

September 12, 2018