Come join us for a walk through Monte Casino Bird Gardens

Michael Laubscher All Authors, Johan, Michael 1 Comment

Are you keen for a day of fun and a chance to learn?


Then get your camera gear ready, think of some questions and come join Wild Eye guides Michael Laubscher and Johan Van Zyl for a morning of photography and fun at Monte Casino Bird Gardens on 22 January 2017.


One does not always have the time to travel to wildlife destinations and can also be a hard hit on the pocket.

In order to bridge this gap and create a space where you can go explore and take photos with the guidance and tuition of professional photographers, Wild Eye has collaborated with Monte Casino Bird Gardens where the Michael and Johan will take you on a photographic outing around the Bird Gardens.

This is a perfect opportunity to practice and utilize the knowledge and skills that you have previously been taught, hone in on the skills that you have been itching to try and conquer, or just practice taking images of birds with Michael and Johan willing and waiting to assist you, answer questions and just be there to help improve your photography.

The variety of birds coupled with the diversity of scenery creates a wonderful place to practice and challenge yourself photographically.

From easy subjects like parrots sitting on a branch looking at you curiously, ducks swimming around in the vast ponds, to birds flying around in the aviary, the photographic opportunities are endless!





There is no need to book, just show up with your cameras and smiles!

We will meet at the Bird Gardens entrance at 10:00am where we will then go into the Gardens (R70 entrance fee) and start the day.


After an hour of exploring the Gardens, we will convene at the amphitheater to watch the Flight of Fantasy bird shows. This is a perfect opportunity to play around with different shutter speeds when capturing the birds in flight as you can freeze their motion, blur it, or play around with panning!


The Wild Eye team will then stick around until 12pm, where you are more than welcome to pick their brains for photography tips, information you want, or ask them any questions that you have.

Lens suggestions – if you have, bring lenses that have the magnification of anything between 18-200 and 100-400. Try to at least have a focal length of 200 to 400mm so that you can get up close to the birds that are further away.

If you don’t have these focal lengths, don’t fret and feel that you cant participate! We have a variety of lenses in the office which one can rent, therefore our customers to never miss out.

Come join Wild Eye for a fun morning of photographing at the Monte Casino Bird Gardens!

Here are the directions to the bird gardens and the dates of the walks throughout the year;

  • 5 March 2017 at 10am
  • 2 April 2017 at 10am
  • 28 May 2017 at 10am
  • 9 July 2017 at 10am
  • 17 September 2017 at 10am

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Until then.

Happy snapping and cheers for now.


About the Author

Michael Laubscher


Haunted by the allure of spectacular wildlife and African sunsets. I am a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments, an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home; “This Is Africa”! I look forward to sharing life long experiences with you and helping you capture them. Please feel free to go check out my Instagram account

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