Posts Tagged ‘ hippo ’

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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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

June 5, 2010
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Introducing the photography of Sergey Gorshkov

The internet is a wonderful tool.  Programs like Facebook have allowed us to find many photographers from around the world that without the internet, we would never even know existed, much less know the quality of their work. Sergey Gorshkov is a fine example.  Through many mutual photographers, we were ‘friended’ and I began...

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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: Never Forget that You Are at One of the Greatest Shows on Earth

March 18, 2010
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Photo Tip:  Never Forget that You Are at One of the Greatest Shows on Earth

During my last trip to Chobe, we were coming back from a little side trip to see a leopard in a tree.  Unfortunately, all we could see was the tip of a tail and also the legs of the impala kill well camouflaged up in a tree. It was near lunchtime, the sun was...

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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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Photo Tip: An initial peak at Topaz Adjust

December 28, 2009
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Photo Tip: An initial peak at Topaz Adjust

Seeing images by others created with Topaz Photo Adjust, I assumed that it was just another HDR program.  However, seeing so many many highly regareded photographers use this tool, Topaz Adjust, I had to give it a try.  At the TopazLabs web site, one can download Adjust and the rest of their suite for...

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Chobe River Booze Cruise Video

November 1, 2009
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A video from 2006 of a river cruise on the Chobe River.  We think this 2 min. 30 sec. video gives one a good feel for the diversity of wildlife and the scale of the hers one will see on a typical afternoon ‘booze cruise” in Chobe National Park.  Nice captures of elephants and...

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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

October 24, 2009
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Photo of the Day – October 24, 2009

Photo Tip: When shooting into the sun, lower exposure compensation 2 to 3 stops If using a smaller lens, consider a hard edge 2 or 3 stop graduated neutral density filter (GND) to preserve lighting in foreground

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Part 4 of 5: A Mobile Safari – journey log of Johan De Bondt

October 17, 2009
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Part 4 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. Fourth leg of the trip – Bodumatau (Moremi) I have a love-hate relationship with the Xakanaka area for various reasons but I’ll tell you more about it later. But right now I...

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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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