Monthly Archives: October 2009

Photo of the Day – October 31, 2009

October 31, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 31, 2009

Thinking about the days’ plans Photo Tip: Fill the frame with the subject Try to catch some action with your subject Early morning light (‘golden hour’) allows light in the eyes of the subject Shallow depth of field (dof) helps minimize distracting background elements

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Leopard Mating season in Chobe/Moremi

October 30, 2009
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October and the start of  Spring brings mating for the Leopards as seen in this October 2009 Earth-Touch.com video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WPZzt7BN5I&feature=fvsr

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Victoria Falls – The Smoke that Thunders (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

October 29, 2009
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Victoria Falls – The Smoke that Thunders (Mosi-oa-Tunya)

Less than an hours’ drive from the Chobe entrance is Victoria Falls, one of the eight natural wonders of the world.  The African name translates as “The Smoke that thunders”, the current locals mostly call it “Vic Falls”. My South African friends who have seen both Niagara Falls and Vic Falls claim the African...

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Long Way Home – bicycle journey of 2 young doctors

October 27, 2009
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Long Way Home – bicycle journey of 2 young doctors

As you may know from prior posts, my son and I drove from Johannesburg to Kasane to start our Chobe safari.  North of Nata, we spent an interesting night at Elephant Sands, which has chalets and campsites ( a bit rustic for many Americans, but this adds to the adventure).  During that stay, we...

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Photo of the Day – October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 26, 2009

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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

Photo Tip: When shooting into the sun, lower exposure compensation 2 to 3 stops If using a smaller lens, consider a hard edge 2 or 3 stop graduated neutral density filter (GND) to preserve lighting in foreground

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Elephant Crossing Rights – No passport required.

October 23, 2009
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There is an open river border ( the Chobe River ) between Chobe NP (Botswana) and the Caprivi Strip (Namibia).  This video is a nicely captured high quality movie of a very typical afternoon crossing of the Chobe River.  Enjoy this 3 minutes of a 2009 River Game Drive. Note the struggle the little...

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Photo of the Day – October 22, 2009

October 22, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 22, 2009

Photo tips: Look for action and shoot quick! Fill the frame This shot has a distracting background, when possible, use smaller f-stops to create soft bokeh for a background.

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Photo of the Day – October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 21, 2009

Photo Tip: It’s easy to focus on the big animals, but there are always interesting little guys near the bigger animals.  Keep an eye out for photo options on these also.

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Photo of the Day – October 18, 2009

October 18, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 18, 2009

Photo Tip: Try close-up detail shots

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