Steven NY

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  1. I don't remember the name of those monkeys. It was in Lake Manyara. I'm sure someone here can name them.
  2. It is for exactly that reason I always tell people starting out in photography to NEVER delete anything directly from their camera. Some of my favorite shots, wildlife or even street photography, have been revealed to me when i looked at it enlarged on the computer.
  3. Thanks for the compliment on the photos and thanks for the help back when I was planning the trip. I hadn't realized I got the ostrich chicks until I got home and looked at it on the computer.
  4. Thanks for the compliment on my photos. The best thing about the Leopards was that it was a mother and her 2 cubs. I was a bit disappointed about the Cheetahs. I fantasized before the trip about a Cheetah jumping up on the game vehicle and maybe even climbing in to the seat next to me, like the famous shots of the guy from Ireland. It was probably part of an insidious plot to make sure I go back to Africa one day.
  5. As per request from AmyT - Here are a couple of leaping Vervet Monkeys.
  6. I don't know the url. It was actually a series of 20 to 30 posts. What I was suggesting is that if you go to facebook and then search on that platform, you'd find me. Eventually I'll have something prepared which willl incorporate all of those shots as well as some video.
  7. I am trying to put together a multi-media production of my safari. When I finish it I will post the production itself or a link to it. Thanks for your compliment.
  8. Lemala Ngorongoro is a very good camp. Your access to the crater is close and you can be on the crater floor 1st thing in the morning. My private Guide was "steven" I do not know how last name, but he is very experienced with 31 years under his belt. If you get him, say hello for me - Steven Fromewick. I was there in late September. I have a picture of the two us in my trip report. Have a great time..
  9. I thought you'd want to know how I handled my photo equipment. I brought a canon 80D & 70D. I had a Sigma 10-20, a Sigma 18-300 and a Sigma 150-600. The glass wasn't quite as sharp a I hoped; although within tolerable parameters. Next time I will make sure they are properly calibrated to my camera before I go. Although, it could simply be the difference between a $1000 3rd party lens (albeit a highly rated one) and a $5000 Canon "L" lens. Some of my pictures are in my trip review. I took a 1TB WD Wireless Passport Pro. Worked like a charm. I backed up my cards to the HD and it was always ready to go. I could check the download with my smartphone, but could not look at the shots as they were in RAW form. Nevertheless, I knew they were there. When I came home I had two copies of everything and I always kept the cards in a small case which I always carried with me. In short, I was well protected from theft or a disaster with on of my sets of images.
  10. Two Intertwined Zebras in the Northern Serengeti.
  11. Golden Hour in the Northern Serengeti.
  12. Thanks for your nice comments. An interesting note about the Eland, which of course I was not aware of when i took the shot. I entered 1/2 dozen of my photos in the Rhino Africa Photographer of the Year contest. I don't think my shots are spectacular, as I have seen lion shots and others which are quite stunning. They have rejected everyone of my shots in the preliminary stages, except the two intertwined zebras, which means they do not go into the online gallery and the judges do not get to see them. One of the rejected was the Giraffe/Eland shot. They claim either it is not well composed, not focused, not meeting technical requirements, or not within the Wild Africa theme. I wrote back to them and they have not relented. If you go to the gallery you will see quite a few very mundane and ordinary shots. I think my 3 Impala in the Golden Hour light is one of the best shots I've ever taken. I think they're nuts.
  13. Thanks for your nice comments. The hippos were a fair distance away - distance is a good thing between man and hippo. I was very grateful that I took the trouble to take a long lens. All the fretting over weight requirements and storage, etc. was worth it.
  14. I just posted a review of my trip. Look for it. Hope you like it. In short, I had a fantastic time.
  15. I went on my trip of a lifetime Safari in late September. I apologize for taking so long to post any sort of a review; in particular, because people on this board were so helpful in my preparations and answered so many questions. I will not post a day by day account. Rather, I'll summarize my trip and let some of my photos speak for themselves. My guide at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater was Steven. A man with 31 years experience. He was awesome. I stayed in a Lemala Camp throughout. The camp was great. The people warm and attentive. Food and accommodations just right. The other guests were all interesting and in the Lemala Mara where I shared a game vehicle they were all fun to travel with. My two cameras and 3 lenses were spot on. Extra batteries and all the stuff I fretted about in advance worked perfectly. I took over 2000 photos and a fair amount of video. I intend to make a multi media presentation of my trip and I will come here when it is done and post it or a link to it. I saw every animal I had hoped to, except Cheetah, which was a big disappointment. No Rhino, but I was not counting on that. No animal kills - only the aftermaths of it. I did see a failed attempt by a lioness. She was stalking Zebra, but they saw her before she could charge. No Great Migration. It came early this year and was essentially over in late September. I did see some Wildebeests and Zebras crossing, but not in the numbers I had hoped and without the crocs laying in wait. I know the migration came through before I got there because the river smelled like Hell and the vultures were feeding on carcasses. I am not a birder, but Steven and Zobdi, my guide in the North, took pride in pointing them out. I got some really nice shots of the birds. A leopard and her two cubs was a highlight. All in all it was a fantastic experience and well worth the time and effort and expense it took for me to prepare for it. I have posted over 100 photos on my facebook page in the first month after I returned. As I looked through my shots I posted some of the best. If you go to Facebook and look for me (Steven Fromewick) you can look back through my posts which started when I got home and continued until a few weeks ago. Rather than post 100 shots here, I will post some of my favorites. Although, it is hard to choose one over the others. I hope you like them.

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