Posts Tagged ‘ action ’

Part 2 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 15, 2009
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Part 2 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Continuation of the August 2009 safari of Johan de Bondt and his travel companions.  All text and photos copyright Johan de Bondt. Second leg of the trip – Savute We arrived at Harvey’s pans around 10.30 and saw 2 roan antelope which had just been drinking and slowly made their way back to the...

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Photo Tip on Exposures: Of Elephants and Hamsters (actually HAMSTTR)

September 11, 2009
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Photo Tip on Exposures: Of Elephants and Hamsters (actually HAMSTTR)

Photography on safari is very challenging.  Some animals are very white and one can easily blow the histogram to the right and lose information.  An example would be egrets and the yellow billed storks.  These are not the feature of this particular articles’ debate. Other animals are quite dark, such as a hippo or...

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African White-backed Vultures: the “American football team”

September 9, 2009
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African White-backed Vultures: the “American football team”

The following article was originally published at OutdoorPhoto.co.za and written by Mark D. Anderson.  I have communicated with Mark and he has kindly given permission for the republication. Per Mark, White Backed Vultures are found within Chobe National Park. For American Football fans, it is now obvious that our game is viewed by my...

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Photographing the African Elephant

September 8, 2009
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Photographing the African Elephant

The following article is by: Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins and was originally published in OutdoorPhoto.co.za which is a South African photo forum.  All copyrights for text and images is to Jull Sneesby and Barry Wilkins. Jill Sneesby and Barrie Wilkins give advice on how to capture these classic African subjects with camera. The...

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Leopard Wars …. with Hyenas watching

September 1, 2009
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Some folks go on safari after safari and feel they never see “action”.  I have seen some, but nothing like this.  I hope you enjoy this battle between two male leopards while the hyenas watch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8btll0pqjc

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Canon announces 7D: possibly the best camera for safari for the avid photographer

September 1, 2009
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Nikon shooters will debate this, but for non-pro Canon shooters, this is big news.  I have loved my 1.6x crop 50D, but on safari, it’s 9 focus points with only one being cross type have left me “out of focus” on some critical shots when panning or at low light.  Further, I have always...

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Selecting the Best Safari Binoculars for Photographers and Holiday Travelers

August 30, 2009
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One of the best decisions I made when planning my first Chobe safari was getting a good pair of binoculars.   With this overview, I hope I will help you make the right decision on binoculars for your safari journey. I guess the first discussion is on whether you actually need binoculars.  In other articles...

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General Rule: Photo Impact is effected by viewing angle

August 30, 2009
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General Rule: Photo Impact is effected by viewing angle

A simple photography recommendation: when you have the option, always try and shoot wildlife at the same elevation as the subject.  Normally this means to get as low as possible, however for some animals such as birds, monkeys or a giraffe, it may mean the higher elevation position is best for the shot. I...

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Book Review: Whatever you do don’t run by Peter Allison

August 22, 2009
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Book Review: Whatever you do don’t run by Peter Allison

This is a little different post than most you will see here.  It is a review of a book of short, autobiographical stories which I read prior to my 2009 trip to Chobe.  The book chronicles events that occurred while Allison was a guide, with most of this time spent at Mombo Camp in...

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Photo Tip: Short Safari Hints (trade offs of speed vs aperture, vehicle shooting, and using the light)

August 15, 2009
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Photo Tip: Short Safari Hints (trade offs of speed vs aperture, vehicle shooting, and using the light)

A photo safari to Africa may never get past the dream stage for many photographers. For some, a photo safari may be a once in a lifetime opportunity – but if you love photography and if you love wildlife and if you go to Chobe, I doubt it for you will become hooked.  You...

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