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Photographing Leopards!

June 28, 2012
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Photographing Leopards!

One of my favorite locations in the world is northern Botswana along the Chobe waterfront.  However, as much as I love that region, a typical week there usually only yields a single leopard sighting.  I’ve heard a few reasons for this, but still can’t quite understand why there aren’t more leopards.  There is plenty...

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Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

April 22, 2012
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Packing the Camera Bag: Travel vs. Field

Every photography trip is a little different.  On some, you’re headed out to do landscapes and on others it may be wildlife.  Even most wildlife safari trips are a little different with each trip.  Maybe you have new gear.  Maybe you are going in a different season, or maybe you are going to a...

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Revisit of an ‘old friend’ – Fractalius

April 10, 2012
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Revisit of an ‘old friend’ – Fractalius

A year plus ago, I tried the free trial download of Fractalius plug-in by Redfield Plugins.  The plug in creates some very interesting and strong effects on your images and I saw enough potential to purchase the plug in back then.  In particular, I found that pans of animals worked well with the tool...

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The Start of a New Life Along the Chobe River Front

February 18, 2011
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It’s always great to see something like this.   Rare day time footage of an elephant preparing to take its first steps. Christian and Ginette Leroy were in the right place at the right time when they captured this amazing event while in Chobe National Park, Botswana. Video tells the story without help from us....

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Canon To offers Safari Lens Many Have Dreamed For

February 8, 2011
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Canon To offers Safari Lens Many Have Dreamed For

Many Canon shooters have always wanted a lens similar to Nikon’s 200-400 f4 lens.  The Nikon lens is fast and takes a tele-converter well, making it a very nice safari lens.  To date, the Canon options have been : the 100-400 f4.5-5.6, which is compact relative to the other options, but known for some...

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2010 Safari Photographer Gift List

November 19, 2010
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2010 Safari Photographer Gift List

It is time again for the annual list of holiday gift ideas for the photographer.  This was a tough year to put together my list for ChobeSafari as I was tainted by some personal needs.  That said, I have tried to keep this focused on tools that I think should be valued by African...

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Flash photography and Wildlife – Comments from Frans Lanting

November 10, 2010
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Flash photography and Wildlife – Comments from Frans Lanting

We recently added an article that featured Nick Nichols, a National Geographic photographer.  Within the article there were numerous comments regarding using flash as a tool.  ChobeSafari decided to look into one of Nick’s favorite photographers to learn a little more about the use of flash in wildlife photography. So you don’t think lighting...

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Lots of Potential: Chobe Wildlife Rescue

September 11, 2010
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Lots of Potential: Chobe Wildlife Rescue

I’m getting closer to being able to run the site on a regular basis, but wanted to pass along a link to a guy working really hard and needing some help. here is the link: Chobe Wildlife Rescue And here is the back story of Dr. Clay Wilson: There is nothing more satisfying than...

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Printing your work: Dye vs. Pigment

August 17, 2010
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Many of you are aware … and many of you are not, but ChobeSafari and team had a serious electrical fire at out house last week.  This is why articles are a little slow at the moment.  No one was hurt.  The big issue is serious smoke damage to the house.   For this reason,...

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Trip Report: The Art of Safari Seduction

August 14, 2010
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Trip Report: The Art of Safari Seduction

We like to regularly share the opinions and experiences of folks visiting Chobe. This is the first hand diary of Drew Prineas. Drew Prineas added a quick trip to Chobe while in South Africa for the World Cup.  It was only an overnight trip, but we think you will be impressed at the diversity...

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