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  1. WOW, ajm057, looked through the whole hunt on flickr, what a sighting! How was you adrenaline-level during this sighting? :-D
  2. thanks for all your input everyone! Have not pulled the trigger on the lens yet, but something will be bought before i head south in november. Just have to pay the rest of the trip first, before i buy more gear ;-) It would be cool if you would post a couple of pictures here taken with the lens btw, if you want :-)
  3. Does anyone of you use this lens and have any opinions of this? I`m contemplaiting this lens for this years Namibia-trip, i aim to lighten my photobackpack a little this year as airlines get more and more strict with handluggage-weight. My kit this year will consist of a D500, and either one more D500 or a D750, i haven`t made up my mind yet wich to buy. Lenswise the sigma 150-600 sport will be doing some hard work, and as mentioned the 70-200 f4 is under consideration. I think this will be a pretty good setup and give me a little more ease of mind, handluggage weight-wise than last year lol. Should be interesting to hear from someone who have used the lens in question on safari!
  4. namibia

    Wow, awesome! Great sightings, what a powerful coalition of lions! You are very lucky :-)
  5. Ever had a dream so lifelike that you could swear it was for real, a dream where everything is perfect and great, just plain awesome alltogheter? Then all of a sudden you wake up and realizes that it was in fact a dream? Well, that is sort the feeling I have now. I`m back home everybody, from my first trip to Africa, and what can i say? WOW! What have i just experienced? I have experienced so much, and there is so many impressions i have to let sink in. I am returing home with apprx 27.500 pictures taken. the dunes of Sossusvlei with all its shapes and colors, dead vlei, Erindi game reserve, an awesome awesome place where I had my first encounter with a big and healthy lion-king, the king of beasts himself. That first moment of eye-contact with him when he walked passed our car just pierced right through my very soul. Strenght, power, wisdom, beauti, all in that first moment. 4 one year old lion-sisters showed me the tru meaning of girl-power, never have i felt such levels of adrenalin rushing through my body, just writing this now gives me goosebumps. They put on a show! Wilddogs on a kill, a newborn giraffe, It was something to see the pack having a feast, but it was brutal, really brutal, I`m having trouble using the word awesome for that sighting, but it`s the circle of life. I felt really bad for the mother giraffe seeing her newborn getting torn apart though.. Etosha, indeed the great white place! We had many great sightings, the park was really genereous on lions. The elephants though, we almost lost hope of seeing them until the second last day in okaukuejo and the trip, a decent large herd came walking in and saved the trip elephant-wise. So you understand that i had a great time. I have to sort some pictures and let it sink in some days before i getting started with a more detailed report, hope you keep checking in on my thread! :-) Here is on of many pictures taken, some of etoshas many inhabitants. _ASW0531 by asgeir westgård, on Flickr More to come!
  6. very nice :-) Your Erindi-installment takes me back :-) Can`t wait until november :-)
  7. very good, then i hope for many small lions in november 😉 enjoyable report! no leopards?
  8. the golden morning light. What a great way to start a day, with the king of the savannah.
  9. Sunbird from one of the camps in Etosha, but wich one of the sunbirds is it? Thank you for any help :-)
  10. kicking some life into this thread again :-)
  11. All of your pictures, extraordinary! Amazing work :-)
  12. Thanks for your answer xelas! :-) regarding 150-600 and crop, if i understand you correct you are talking about the problem with heathaze taking pictures over a distance? In that case I agree with you, it`s a pain in a certain place :-P Already at 400mm on fullframe it shows, so i am not planning on using 600mm much over distance, but i do see some great possibilities on shorter distances for lions etc, especially at Erindi. I will most likely purchase the 70-200 f4, it is a lens that makes sense to me. I haven`t decided on the second camerabody yet, no rush.
  13. A jay lands on its branch in the first rays of morningsun.
  14. Secretary bird in Etosha.
  15. no rush at all. before november :-D
  16. new piece of equipment have found its way to my ownership. Not photoequipment really, but a new laptop, as i was in need of one. I really didn`t plan on spending much money on a laptop, has been my thought all the time, but since i had to cancel my phototrip in june due to a bad shoulder, i got refunded the whole amount of the trip, so i though what the h'll, and shelled out for a microsoft surface book. So now i have a very very good laptop to bring on my trips for editing on the go, and the other stuff one uses a laptop for :-)
  17. yeah, i know fullframe is "better" for landscape. I write "better" because is really comes down to what kind of images of the landscape one want, and what one have in the camerabag of wideangles. I travelled with two fullframes to Namibia last year, and although i`m sure this years trip also will see its fair share of sand-dune wideangles, I am focusing more on close-up details this year, i reckon the dunes haven`t shifted all that much in one year, and i have more wideangle dune-pictures on my harddrive than i ever will edit and use, but as it turned out, far to few close-ups and details-pictures. so that isn`t the main reason i consider the d750. It`s more noise-related really, and the fact that it is a good chunk of money cheaper then the d500. We`ll see. Now i am used to the d500 so having two of them would make life very easy. And taking into consideration that the majority of the trip we`ll be in Erindi and Etosha again for wildlife, the d750 is a couple of horses heads behind its smaller-sensor brother. And now i just realized, the thread was supposed to be about the 70-200 f4 :-D Anyone with something they like to share about that lens?
  18. The sunrise in Sossusvlei, Namibia. Utterly stunning place to be :-)
  19. great start, looking forward to the rest! :-)
  20. From a snowy and cold morning in the domain of the golden eagles, here in Norway, in telemark. The golden eagle are the fasest bird after the peregrine falcon, and one of the best hunters of the sky.
  21. just for emptying your memorycards onto a harddrive/external harddrive you don`t need to spend much on a laptop, i would really recommend it if you can :-) It does not add much weight, and also, many allowes 1 handluggage + one additional laptop-bag, and the weight of that is not included in the 7-8 kg or whatever that your handluggage are allowed to weigh. Just a tip :-)
  22. I love all cats, but on my top three list the eurasian lynx will always be my number one spot :-) Sorry lions and leopards, it`s nothing personal ;-) This is a habituated lynx, in a wildlife-park, that in africa would be like the rehab-parks around the continent. This is taken is during winter as you see.
  23. In the midst of the night, this one hurried by my hide. In the borderzone between finland and russia, "no man`s land".
  24. An elephant drinking at the okaukuejo waterhole in Etosha, with a dustdevil crepping up from behind. Silver efex pro.
  25. These were among the last shots on my memorycard from my trip in november, and was taken in the yard of the hostel we stayed in the last night in Windhoek before flying home the next day. I wanted to photograph agamas the whole trip, but didn`t see any, so i was glad when these two happily posed for some pictures on the very last day. I was probably a sight, laying flat on the ground with my camera photographing these two.

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