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We had a great day with Paul in March on the Mad March Hare day bagged some wonderful shots one of which I won second prize for at our local photography club Spring competition. Then again in October on the Birds of Prey day we had excellent opportunity to get some lovely photos of the 4 birds who posed perfectly despite the miserable weather which didn't dampen Paul's enthusiasm at all. - Alison Fordham

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you very much again for a brilliant photographic day at the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. I had a fantastic time, learned a lot, and I now feel much more confident in using the settings on my camera. I got quite a lot of photos that I was really pleased with - including about half a dozen flying ones. I think my absolute favourites have to be the shots of the Barn Owl looking around the corner of the wagon. I'm getting a photo book printed of the best images, which should hopefully show them off at their best.
Thanks again for everything.- Caroline Howick

I spent a day in March with Paul on one of his Mad March Hare photo shoots.
I have to say I would strongly recommend this to anyone. I had wondered how it would be to be shut in a car with a total stranger for seven hours but can only say that Pauls enthusiasm and great knowledge of the subject made it a day to remember and I look forward to another day spent with Paul and the Hares next year.- Lynn

Yesterday I spent the day watching and photographing Brown Hares in the company of Paul. The day started early and the golden light bought me some great luck with the hares, this is only made possible by Paul`s knowledge of hare behaviour. His enthusiasm is catching and by mid morning you are thinking like a hare and can begin to read their mood and their moves, Later in the day the Barn Owl made an all to brief appearance, but there were many other birds around keeping me occupied throughout the day and Paul's company and general wildlife knowledge is a joy. What a fab way to spend a day, I will hopefully be doing it again soon. David Dedman.

I had an amazing day with Paul and got some great images of the Hares, they gave us the runaround but Paul never gave up and his knowledge and passion was outstanding. When they went quiet I was treated to Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Marsh Harrier and Little Owl. I learnt so much from Paul's bird knowledge that you just don't get from books, I will be back for sure.Great day with great company. Geoff Read

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the two wonderful days out on the grazing marshes you provided. I enjoyed your company, your knowledge and your help with camera settings....the weather was the icing on the cake oh, and the Long-tailed Tits...and the Little Owls!
Your tireless efforts to find the hares and get into the best position for image making didn't go unnoticed and really was much appreciated Paul.
'It is the first time I have ever come away from a professionally led photography session with almost two full memory cards!
I don't regard 'quantity' as the measure of a good workshop, but having quickly looked through my images, in this case I am proved wrong! So many wonderful images, so many amazing memories.'- Lynn Martin

What a great day out. Paul really knows the area and the Hares so was able to position the vehicle to get some great action and portrait shots. We were also very lucky to have some great light. Thoroughly recommend having a go at this.
Paul Smith.

My mother and I spend a fantastic day with Paul hunting for hares. I was initially apprehensive as I'm not much of a photographer and had brought my Kindle to read just in case, but the day was amazing! Spotting these incredible creatures hiding in the grass is no mean feat, but to get as close as we did and to see the "mad" behaviour made this certainly a day to remember. Paul was entertaining and encouraging, pointing out other wildlife and is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. He was also very patient in dealing with us and our questions. I'm just glad that Mum got some stunning photos that I will have to steal. Lisa

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