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Harry Behret’s Wildlife Photography Tips

February 2, 2010
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Harry Behret’s Wildlife Photography Tips

The following shooting tips and techniques article was written by Harry Behret. Mr. Behret reserves all rights for the text and images within the article.  From our experience, general wildlife shooting and safari wildlife shooting have many things in common, but some exceptions. Since Harry has written this article as a general tutorial on...

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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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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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Botswana elephants migrate to Angola

September 9, 2009
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The following article about elephants leaving Botwana for Angola is a good thing as it relieves potential pressure to cull excess animals from the region: News stories were supplied by the Botswana Press Agency (BOPA) 04 September, 2009 KASANE – Elephants from Botswana are slowly migrating to Angola since the end of the civil...

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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: You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear

September 7, 2009
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Photo Tip: You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear

You may not have heard this phrase before.  It may be a little too southern US and country, but this colloquial phrase is right on the money.  What it means is that if you start with inferior raw materials (the ear of a butchered pig), you can’t expect to produce a high quality end...

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