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Our Namibia and Sth Africa wildlife safari 2016


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#1 theplainswanderer

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 01:04 PM

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Ten minute video Ive put together of some of the wildlife we saw on our recent 31/2 weeks in Africa doing 5 days near Kruger then 21/2 weeks in amazing Namibia

 

View on Vimeo through  link below

 

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 06:41 PM

Very nice video @theplainswanderer - thanks for posting it David.  I agree completely with the statement at the end of the video.

 

You got some very good Leopard and Black Rhino footage - I particularly like the cross-looking Leopard (the first one).   I imagine @COSMIC RHINO will dig the Rhino footage a lot!


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 07:04 PM

Not just Cosmic who digs the Rhino footage, I also think it's a stunning bit of lighting beautifully captured with a wonderful subject. I enjoyed the whole video, you had some great sightings, the only thing missing is Sir Davids voice telling me what's going on. Thank you for a very pleasurable 10 minutes in my arm chair.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 07:50 AM

@theplainswanderer If you don't mind could you tell us what camera/lens combination you use for that.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 08:04 AM

Hi Big Andy - I principally shoot still photography and the vast majority on the trip was stills taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark 2 

 

However I did shoot some video with the camera - various lens depending how close I was - mainly 100-400 mark 2 - sometimes with 1.4 converter - otherwise a 28-135mm lens.

 

What you see in the video is the reasonably still stuff! What you don't see is the copious shaky stuff I had to cut!  I wasn't really set up for video - lots of what I took was from either safari vehicles or our own vehicle - the safari vehicles are the hardest to get into good position even when they pull up - my vehicle a bit easier with window support and beanbag.  Hide shots and Okaukeujo ( Rhinos)  were with monopod ( again not ideal for video)  

 

But I'm no expert, though I must admit I did enjoy shooting video. There were times though when i was so engrossed with stills that I forgot to shoot video at some great moments!  But nice to have a momeno of our trip.

 

Many thanks for your comments

 

Regards

 

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 08:06 AM

Thanks Offshorebirder for your kind comments!

 

Cheers

 

David Taylor


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 03:08 AM

@theplainswanderer very nice video of your safari, and I liked the soundtrack too. The footage of the rhino reflected in the water at night is spectacular.

 

Totally share the sentiments in the closing frames.


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 06:29 PM

You have put together an amazing video from amazing footage, @theplainswanderer ! Two questions:

1. what kind of video processing software have you used?

2. where can we enjoy the photos?



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:45 AM

You have put together an amazing video from amazing footage, @theplainswanderer ! Two questions:

1. what kind of video processing software have you used?

2. where can we enjoy the photos?

 

Hi Xelas - I used iskysoft video editor ( for Mac) - available on the app store - about $50.00 and allows lots of great features and extras

 

Some of my images are on safari net already - leopards, hyenas, birds etc - will continue to post

 

My website    

 

www.davidsbirdingimages.com  

 

 

has some previous african trip plus some from recent but I haven't yet put too much from the Namibia trip - lots of Australian birds as well!

 

 

Cheers


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