Monthly Archives: September 2009

Photo of the Day & Photo tip: Considering Black and White – September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009
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Photo of the Day & Photo tip: Considering Black and White –  September 30, 2009

Yes, this is yesterday’s POTD, but in B&W.  I hope you like the conversion.  I also hope this gets you to thinking that you probably have 2 shots with every click of the camera – the color AND the black and white. Photo tip: Always keep B&W in mind as you shoot Always keep...

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Photo of the Day & Photo Tip: Shooting into the Sun – September 29, 2007

September 29, 2009
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Photo of the Day & Photo Tip: Shooting into the Sun – September 29, 2007

Sunsets so beautiful, even the animals watch! This is an HDR image of a shot at ISO 800. Photo tips: When shooting sunsets, lower exposure compensation 2 to 3 stops

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Buffalo herd defend their own

September 29, 2009
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Excellent footage by a herd of buffalo protecting a  bull taken down by lions.  The footage was provided by an excellent organization, Earth-Tough. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqhuA8cscKA Another video by Earth-Touch.  This one has even more powerful footage and shows cape buffalo behavior very well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmCPtZTzU8Y For more information see: Earth-Touch

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Cooling Off

September 28, 2009
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Cooling Off

The following was Posted by web keepers of  Chobe Under Canvas on 15 September 2009.  I can only assume this was written by one of their guests. Events like this make you want to be there! Taking a boat cruise on the Chobe River or driving along its waters edge can bring about many...

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2010 Botswana Birdlife Calendar

September 27, 2009
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This sounds like a great business gift idea. For 2010 BirdLife has created three styles of calendar to help keep track of the year and its activities. This year our theme is on the twelve designated ‘Important Bird Areas’ of Botswana. They have incorporated space for company logos and/or by-line (available for orders of...

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BIRDING WITH A PURPOSE

September 25, 2009
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… Collecting data for the conservation of birds in Botswana If you are going to Botswana and you like birds, you can do so while helping a cause.  In this article compiled by Pete Hancock from the Birdlife Botswana society information is given to help your bird count really count.  This article was 1st...

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Photo Tip: Saving and Sharing Your Trip Photos

September 24, 2009
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Photo Tip: Saving and Sharing Your Trip Photos

For this article, I believe “a picture is worth a 1000 words” so my discussion will be brief.  After my first trip to Chobe National Park, I chose to print a book of the journey as a gift to my son.  The book cost a lot.  At time of printing nearly $85 a copy,...

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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

September 23, 2009
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Novel to read while on Safari: Cry the Beloved Country

“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be...

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African History – LIVINGSTONE’S LETTER

September 22, 2009
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African History – LIVINGSTONE’S LETTER

In 1859 David Livingstone dropped a message in a bottle into the Zambezi River. Some 150 years later the same letter had travelled around the world, linking together generations, continents and shrinking the passage of time. Here is its story Text and photographs: Frikkie Kraamwinkel. On 25 May 1859, David Livingston stood on the...

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Book for the Safari: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

September 21, 2009
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Book for the Safari: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Book for the Safari: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah Sierra Leone is not Botswana.  Both have diamonds, so I guess their fates could have been similar, but, different fates emerged.  Regardless, this is Africa and this is really worth a read.  I read this book on my...

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