Monthly Archives: January 2010

Photo Tip – Consider “High Key” Effect for Animals with Patterns

January 30, 2010
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Photo Tip – Consider “High Key” Effect for Animals with Patterns

Sometimes when on safari, you spot great animals … but unfortunately, it will be hard to create the separation you wanted between the subject and the bush around the animals.  Of course this makes all of the since in the world since mother makes many animals camouflaged for either avoiding predators or for stalking...

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Update on ‘Skimmer Sack’ bean bag

January 27, 2010
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On safari, camera stability is critical.  This is especially true considering many use large telephoto lenses and light is low, driving slower shutter speeds.  Generally, you are shooting from a vehicle, so tripods are out.  Most folks rely on the trusty bean bag.  In a prior article, we summarized many of the available options. ...

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Photo Tip: Photographing the Quintessential African Sunsets with Silhouettes

January 26, 2010
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Photo Tip: Photographing the Quintessential African Sunsets with Silhouettes

The following article by me was first published as a guest feature at www.Photo-Africa.com.  I wanted also share it with my ChobeSafari friends.  I hope this is of value as you shoot those sunsets. I normally discuss the importance of having the sun to ones back or at a favorable angle when shooting during...

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A passionate view of a Botswana visit

January 23, 2010
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I ran across this video by Jenny Hontz, posted via Northwestern University’s web relations .  It’s more of a short narrated slide show, but has some great photos and she delivers some of the feeling of a first visit that I also felt.  These stories make me want to go back as soon as...

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Keep it real! Wildlife Photographer of the Year title stripped

January 21, 2010
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Keep it real!  Wildlife Photographer of the Year title stripped

This will clearly be the year’s biggest photography news: BBC News has confirmed that the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award has been disqualified after judges ruled that the featured wolf was probably a “model”. The 2009 winning image, dubbed the storybook wolf, was taken by photographer Jose Luis Rodriguez. Mr...

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Photo of the Day – January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010
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Photo of the Day – January 20, 2010

Giraffes in B&W

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Jigsaw Puzzle/Photo of the Day – January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010
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Jigsaw Puzzle/Photo of the Day – January 15, 2010

\Click on the image to get to the puzzle.

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Continuing the Search for the Perfect Beanbag – Naturescapes’ newest entry … the SkimmerSack

January 13, 2010
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Continuing the Search for the Perfect Beanbag – Naturescapes’ newest entry … the SkimmerSack

In a previous article, we discussed commercially available bean bag options for safari.  We promised to continue reviewing versions as they became available. OKay, so this article is …. well …. I guess it is a press release.  This bag has not been reviewed by us.  The information below is a ‘cut and paste’...

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Continuing the search – additional comments on the Photo Bean Bag by Cazbeanz

January 6, 2010
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Continuing the search – additional comments on the Photo Bean Bag by Cazbeanz

In our review of ‘sack’ style beanbag support systems, we wrote the following: “Photo Bean Bag by Cazbeanz – Cazbeanz exists today.  Will it exist tomorrow?  This company and web site was developed when quality, low cost bags could not be obtained by ‘Dad’.  It appears these bags are made by a college student...

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Water Monitor Lizard Fends off Lion Cubs

January 2, 2010
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Another interesting video from Earth-Watch on Botswana wildlife: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PB-j4wESCo

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