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Tell me your dumb photo mistakes on safari!


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#41 Tdgraves

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:59 PM

What about setting off a star trail without a full battery? The processing after takes ages and so my first KTP attempt was lost as the battery died in the processing stage :(
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 08:36 AM

LENS CAP 

 

Observing others it is reasonably common to have a problem finding it after you are finished taking pictures

 

I have no problem as nine is tied to the camera with a length of fishing line

 

BATTERIES 

 

I always  go out with a battery with good charge in the camera  and multiple spares 

 

I put this in a larger zip bag to make it easier to find

 

they are kept dust free by using a small food storage container 


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 08:34 AM

people  take very good photographs here

 

a safari is more than a photo opportunity

 

being realistic  no one  is likely  to get exactly  the scenery or animal they like, perfectly timed , with good light , being in an optimal position in the vehicle ,waterhole or hide , without the animal moving too quickly , not positioned  in a way that makes focusing a problem, positioned at just the right distance given the available camera and lens , not obscured by bush , with back turned ,head down , in an area with too much detail of a lodge or other vehicles  

 

it is a real experience , not something set up , like a fashion model who does whatever you want 

 

given all this, and perhaps other things I have not listed , the resulting pictures are very good


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:15 AM

Not a photography mistake, but my husband missed recording 3 lionesses hunt a waterbuck by pressing record OFF when he meant to start filming. He forgot to look for the flashing red dot and assumed he was recording  :rolleyes:

 

My big mistake was perhaps more blatant. I packed my camera away after about a 6 hour stretch of seeing nothing, when we came across the most adorable giraffe that ran and hid behind a bush. She splayed her legs and peered timidly at us from underneath the bush. That is my biggest photo regret!! I hope I never lose the photograph in my mind.


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