Posts Tagged ‘ baboon ’

Photo of the Day – Cheetah and the Baboon Troops

May 2, 2010
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Photo of the Day – Cheetah and the Baboon Troops

One of the great things about this web site and the internet in general is the chance to meet other great wildlife and photography experts around the world.  Out interest in safari photography led us to Marius Coetzee many months ago and we continue to enjoy following his travels and photography.  Marius Coetzee is...

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Photo Tip: Know Your Subject

March 27, 2010
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Photo Tip: Know Your Subject

One key to getting special shots it by getting to know your subject’s behavior. Pre-Safari Homework Begin by the basics: Read books, look at coffee table books full of great animal shots, review old issues of National Geographic and talk to those have been into the bush before to learn more on the species. ...

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Photo Tip: What is your message?

March 4, 2010
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Photo Tip:  What is your message?

I look at a lot of photos.  I look at a lot of great photos and also a lot of ‘so so’ images.  Since I have more experience than many of my photo friends, I am often asked what I think of a specific image. Good photo or bad one, there is always room...

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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: Pan Action Livens the Activity – November 21, 2009

November 21, 2009
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Photo of the Day / Photo Tip: Pan Action Livens the Activity – November 21, 2009

Adding action to your shots – Tip for turning boring into interesting. You will have a lot of chances to see baboons.  Sometimes they are giving you some great action as they fight or groom or mate.  Other times, all they are doing is passing through the bush.  In these cases you have a...

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Photo of the day / Photo Tips: Creating Drama in Post Processing – November 16. 2008

November 16, 2009
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Photo of the day / Photo Tips: Creating Drama in Post Processing – November 16. 2008

Photo Tips: Shooting into the light can create powerful image silhouettes When color is unimportant to the photo message, it can be a distraction, so consider a black and white conversion

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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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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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Part 3 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 15, 2009
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Part 3 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. Third leg of the trip – Khwai riverside (Moremi) We took the new road from Mababe village up to Khwai. During this drive I had to cover my camera as it was...

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Photo of the Day & Photo Tips: Composition and Depth of Field – October 13, 2009

October 13, 2009
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Photo of the Day & Photo Tips: Composition and Depth of Field –  October 13, 2009

Photo Tips: Diagonals and triangles in an image lead the eye. Depth of Field is critical when distracting elements are in your background.

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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

October 2, 2009
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Finding the perfect photo bean bag for safari

Well, that is what I planned to title the article.  I spent two weeks examining more than a dozen different bean bag designs for supporting camera and telephoto lens on safari.  I developed a rating system and thought I could come up with the one true winner. It doesn’t work that way – life...

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