Mediterranean Macro Holiday June 2018!

2 blogs in one day!! You are being spoiled now!

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Thomisus sp found on the 2018 Trip

So, last year in June 2018 I teamed up with Greenwings to offer my Mediterranean Macro Holiday for photographers of all abilities. The holiday was focused around learning various Macro Photography techniques whilst out in the field, although one guest simply chose to paint scenes from each day, and they were brilliant. We stayed at the awesome Limneo Guest House at Lake Kerkini and ventured in and around the surrounding lakes, mountain and meadows.

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Sunrise View From Limneo Guest House

 

Every morning we enjoyed a nice breakfast prepped by Nikos and his family, from homemade jams to beautiful pastries, cereals and scrambled eggs, truly a great way to start the day.

After some food, and a few coffees we grabbed our gear and loaded up the minibus, we were always keen to get out and make the most of the day. The first day we always take it nice and easy and stay very local exploring around the lake. It doesn’t take long to find wildlife around here, the diversity is amazing, we had Bee eaters and Rollers spotted just as we drove a short distance to our first stop, beautiful birds. The lake itself is amazing for wildlife and often a hotspot in the winter months for the Pelicans, and any area rich in birds is going to be rich in inverts!

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How many here?

In the day we like to mix it up, staying a few short hours at each spot before moving on to different areas. Coffee and Ice Cream stops are always a must. Packed Lunch is provided by Nikos and his family and its always fresh and tasty, although on some days we like to switch it up and eat at a local taverna for lunch.

Each day we find something new and interesting in every area we visit, no matter how high or low. We practiced stacking techniques, using flash or natural light and when which one is suited best. We talked about hand hold techniques, using tripods, you name it, we discussed and practiced it. We learn how to get close to subjects without scaring them.

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After a fun filled day we all retire to our rooms for a freshen up and rest. The village has a few local tavernas and bars, this is where we would recap on the day over a cold beer and hot food.

The area is truly amazing, so much to find and photograph. If you like the sound of this holiday, click here and book now 🙂 Below is just a few shots from 2018’s trip.

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I hope you join me this year, there’s only a few spaces left!

Matt

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