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Down to the River
18 Oct 2014
 
     

Down to the River

f/4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO-640, EV -0.30 step, 200mm focal length.

VTOL
11 Oct 2014
 
     

VTOL

f/6,3m 1/2500 sec, ISO-100, 200mm focal length.

The length of the hypotenuse
4 Oct 2014
 
     

The length of the hypotenuse

f/6.3, 1/1250 sec, ISO-250, EV - 0.30 step, 100mm focal length.

We've got to stop meeting like this
27 Sep 2014
 
     

We've got to stop meeting like this

f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO-500, 200mm focal length.

Trust me, I saw millipedes do this earlier
20 Sep 2014
 
     

Trust me, I saw millipedes do this earlier

f/3.5, 1/125 sec, ISO-640, 70mm focal length.

In the Stardust of This Planet
13 Sep 2014
 
     

In the Stardust of This Planet

f5/6, ISO-1600, 79 second exposure, 24mm focal length.

Mistress of the Midden
6 Sep 2014
 
     

Mistress of the Midden

f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO-320, 80mm focal length.

High Four
30 Aug 2014
 
     

High Four

f/3.5, 1/125 sec, ISO-640, 200mm focal length.  4.6m from a large sleeping subject in the grass.

Hyena Silhouette
23 Aug 2014
 
     

Love them or hate them, hyaenas are one of the most fascinating animals from a biological perspective.  The South African bush would not be as magical in their absence.  f/16, 1/1250 sec, ISO-500, 300mm telephoto.

Malachite Reflections
16 Aug 2014
 
     

Malachite Reflections

f/7.1, 1/1600 sec, ISO-800, 300mm focal length.

Snuffles
9 Aug 2014
 
     

Snuffles

f/10, 1/1000 sec, ISO-500, 48mm focal length.

Rhino Duel
2 Aug 2014
 
     

Rhino Duel

f/5,6, 1/1600 sec, ISO-400, 110mm focal length.

Star Trails - Prince Albert
26 Jul 2014
 
     

Star Trails - Prince Albert

There are several ways to photograph the beauty of our night sky – typically a bulb mode is used on most modern dSLR’s. This shot was taken last weekend while visiting the magical little town of Prince Albert in the Karoo. I set up my camera on a tripod on a pitch-dark and cloudless (and very cold) night, up on the hill by the reservoir and away from any light pollution, and about two hours before the moon was expected to come up. The night sky was overwhelming. I found the Southern Cross and the associated celestial pole (stars will rotate around these polar axes as the earth spins) and after calibrating the camera (aperture as wide open as possible, i.e. f2.8, ISO at 320) took a series of 30 second shots over the period of an hour using a programmable timer on my Nikon. The images are then simply stacked (with no manipulation) using software – there are a range of programmes, many freely available. The result is simple yet captivating. The benefit of this timed approach is that the risk of the extended exposure being spoiled by a passing plane (or a car with headlights) are mitigated since one simply omits one or two overexposed shots from the final stacking sequence. In my case, security checking up on unexpected activity on the hill accounts for the short gap in the tail end of each trail.

Bateleur – Juvenile
19 Jul 2014
 
     

Bateleur – Juvenile

This is an impressive specimen – captured with a glint in its eye, head slightly tilted, powerful talons obvious and bathed in the warm side-light of settling dusk.  f/13, 1/1000 sec, ISO-400, 500mm telephoto.

West Coast National Park
12 Jul 2014
 
     

West Coast National Park

The West Coast National Park is one of our favourite haunts. An hour’s drive from Cape Town centre – this landscape is a literal goldmine of fynbos and wetland biodiversity.  f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO-200, 18mm focal length.

Lilac Breasted Roller
5 Jul 2014
 
     

Lilac Breasted Roller

f/6.3, 1/4000sec, ISO-800, f/2.8 300m telephoto.

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