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Wildebeest Sunset
28 Jun 2014
 
     

Wildebeest Sunset

f/14, 1/640sec, ISO-400, 122mm focal length.

Africa
21 Jun 2014
 
     

Africa

In Africa, you will leave a part of yourself behind. 

You may return countless times but will never find it.

f/5, 1/8 sec, ISO-1000, 24mm prime.

Ochre Stained Rhino
14 Jun 2014
 
     

Ochre Stained Rhino

The bushveld we know and love is actually a range of plant associations, each associated shaped largely by the underlying geology. The natural earth pigments, made from hydrated (wet) iron-oxide, are abundant in our Southern African soils. Here is a nice contrasting photograph of a rhino bull that has been rolling in ochre stained mud, rich in hematite. f/6.3, 1/800 sec, ISO-320, 200mm focal length.

Hamerkop – Silhouette
7 Jun 2014
 
     

Hamerkop – Silhouette

The Hamerkop bird is photogenic in a most unusual sense. They are often found foraging around small ponds of water, and are easily acclimatised to a parked vehicle and a protruding camera lens. This specimen was snapped in the South of the Kruger Park, admiring a spectacular sunset. F5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO-400, EV + 0.30, 80mm focal length.

Hamerkop Sunset - Talamati
31 May 2014
 
     

Hamerkop Sunset - Talamati

F3.5, 1/320 sec, ISO-800, EV + 1, 50mm focal length.

Bump in the night
24 May 2014
 
     

Bump in the night

Without exception, low light photography is an area where most photography enthusiasts struggle, and where rich pickings are obvious but often out of reach.   There are a few natural remedies that make this twilight world more accessible – but most, such as modern sensors that don’t ruin the grain at high ISO settings, or prime lenses that let in a lot of light, come at a hefty price. The cheapest solution, and one that works on many mid-range dSLR’s today, is simply a mount or monopod – to reduce hand-shake, which is very pronounced at slower shutter speeds. F2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO-1000, 150mm focal length + a Manfrotto monopod.

Simba - Seronera
16 May 2014
 
     

Simba - Seronera

Simba is the Swahili word for lion. Similarly, ‘safari’ means ‘long journey’. Swahili is a beautiful language, despite the preconceived notions that Disney has planted in our minds around many of these words. This photo was taken of a large male lion in the Seronera area in the Serengeti National Park.  f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO-400, EV – 0.3, 300mm telephoto lens.

Solace
9 May 2014
 
     

Solace

B&W, f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO-400, 300mm telephoto.

Our Palm-Nut Vulture
2 May 2014
 
     

Our Palm-Nut Vulture

Meet the Palm-Nut Vulture – one of the rarest raptors in South Africa, although widespread throughout the rest of the Africa. Unusual for birds of prey, it feeds mainly on the fruit of the Oil Palm, although it also dines on crabs, snails, locusts, fish and domestic chickens. In South Africa Mtunzini in KZN is a well-known hotspot for these birds. F4.5, 1/5000 sec, ISO 400, 400mm telephoto lens.

Juvenile Bateleur
25 Apr 2014
 
     

Juvenile Bateleur

We stopped to look at an abandoned kill that had been hoisted into a tree. While there was no leopard evident, the carcass soon started to attract attention. This young bateleur was captured surveying the scene. F7.1, 1/1600 sec, ISO-400, 300mm FF lens.

Spotty Youngster
18 Apr 2014
 
     

Spotty Youngster

This inquisitive cub provided us with many hours of joy, as he explored his surroundings with youthful and sometimes mischievous wonder, under the constant vigilance of his more serious and significantly larger mother.  f/5, 1/320 sec,  ISO-400, 300mm F2.8 FF lens

Stop and Smell the Roses
11 Apr 2014
 
     

Stop and smell the roses

We recently tracked down this gorgeous male cheetah and then followed him as he traversed through kilometres of savannah bushveld, before making a chance impala kill at dusk and settling down to eat - at which time we abandoned him to the safety of darkness. Along the way, in the early afternoon, he came across an uprooted tree trunk. He proceeded to stand on it and survey his surroundings briefly, before lying down and having a breather – in the pose photographed here.  f/5, 1/1000sec, ISO-200, 300mm F2.8 FF lens.

Shower Buddy
4 Apr 2014
 
     

Shower Buddy

f2.8, 1/320 sec, ISO-400, 300mm focal length.

Rhino Sunset
28 Mar 2014
 
     

Rhino Sunset

The level of poaching of these truly beautiful animals has escalated to such an extent that photographers are being asked explicitly, by park management, to not mention where or when photos are taken and ensure geo-tags are removed.  f/22, 1/400 sec, ISO-160, EV -1.

Mother and Son
21 Mar 2014
 
     

Mother and Son

We were privileged to spend a few days getting to know the habits and mutual affection of these two beautiful leopards recently. 1/500 sec, f 3.5, ISO-400, 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Lion Stare - Selous
14 Mar 2014
 
     

Lion Stare – Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

f/7.1, 1/500 sec, ISO-400, EV 0, 400mm focal length.

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