Posts Tagged ‘ camera ’

Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 14, 2009
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Part 1 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

Over the next 5 days, we will be posting the details and picture filled journey recap of a Belgian named Johan De Bondt.  In August 2009, Johan along with 3 other travelers hired guides and a vehicle and traveled via Maun to: a) Nogatsaa & Tchinga (Chobe forest); b) Savute; c) Khwai riverside (Moremi);...

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Telephoto lens options for Chobe/safari

October 9, 2009
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This article will not be full of recommendations, but will have lots of links to help you read reviews on any lens you are considering.  Over time and as new information or options become available, this article will be updated. It’s possible to go on safari with a lens as small as a 70-200mm. ...

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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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Photo tip: Digestion is easiest when things are in proper proportions!

September 12, 2009
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Photo tip: Digestion is easiest when things are in proper proportions!

The title has double meaning.  The photo above is the “as shot” image. This little Pied Kingfisher may have a meal that is too big for him to swallow.  It is a nice “behavior shot” of these birds as this is a typical catch.  The sun is at a nice angle as there is...

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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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Photo Tip – A Big Mistake is Chopping Off Animals Above the Feet

September 10, 2009
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Photo Tip – A Big Mistake is Chopping Off Animals Above the Feet

During my July trip to Chobe, the park was full of giraffes.  Further, like the elephants, they would come down to the Chobe River at sunset to drink.  After viewing them do this for a few days, I decided I wanted to shoot this event with a large lens so that the compression would...

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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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Photo tip: Stand on the shoulders of giants

September 6, 2009
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Photo tip:  Stand on the shoulders of giants

I get a lot of compliments from folks looking at my photos.  Many think I have a natural eye.  Maybe, and thank you; however, I know my skills come from three distinct efforts: Training:  I learned the basics on composition during an elective photography course at college back in 1975.  Those rules of thumb...

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Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

September 4, 2009
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Photographing the Greater Kudu – Tragelaphus strepsiceros

One of my favorite animals within Chobe NP is the Kudu.  It’s a beautiful and tall animal with lots of pattern and subtle color changes on the hide… and of course, on the bull kudu, those horns!  Kudu are found at Chobe National Park both near waters edge at the Chobe River and also...

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