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#1 twaffle

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:57 AM

I'll get them started.
From Lewa WC.

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And to the other extreme, a big bull from the Mara North Conservancy.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:10 PM

Great photos, Jochen!



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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:52 PM

Twaffle, thanks for starting this topic. B/W really suits elephant images well, as your Mara bull shows. It really brings out the skin textures. Jochen have you ever converted any of your images into greyscale?

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:40 AM

@Jan; thanks!


Jochen have you ever converted any of your images into greyscale?


I have some up in my living room, on canvas (1.5m by 1.5m, so pretty huge). But that's because the needed to fit in (our interior is umm... a bit futuristic. Dunno how to describe it)

As for regular pics in BW; I'm not a fan, really. They get artsy-fartsy real quick. I live in a climate that's grey 6 months in a year. I actually enjoy colour a lot! :D

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:20 PM

Just outside Mchenja bush camp, South Luangwa NP

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

Sorry to nag, but please remember to reduce pic sizes before uploading, ideally to around 1000 px max width if possible... thanks, Matt

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:10 AM

Sorry to nag, but please remember to reduce pic sizes before uploading, ideally to around 1000 px max width if possible... thanks, Matt

Sorry GW ... I forgot. But elephants should always be posted BIG ;)
I will remember next time :D
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

Very nice elephant shots here.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:54 AM

Snapshot from Kwara:

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sunset @ Nxai Pan with Elephant:

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Trunkless @ Lebala:

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Lagoon:

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:09 PM

Having been very busy over the last couple of years, I have finally found the time to get editing some old images from 2007. Wanted to share my great memories from Zimbabwe. You may have seen some of these before, though due to a number of reasons, they are probably not still linked on here.


Situated in the southern section of Hwange National Park, the elephants herds of Airstrip 2, in the Makalolo concession, provide some of the best elephant viewing in Africa.

As the dry season takes hold, they start to congregate around the last remaining water sources. Hundreds of elephants will visit the same waterhole each evening, throwing the Kalahari high into the atmosphere.

In my experience, it is one of the top destinations in Africa if you want to capture elephant silhouettes.


 


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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:40 PM

Russell,

These are simply amazing. Took me a couple of minutes to get my jaw back up.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:19 PM

Sweet!

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

Spectacular Russell.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:38 AM

Russell,

Superb!!! I've seen many of those before - but, not a few others!!! AWESOME ........

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:29 AM

Russell,

Been staring some more at these images. I keep coming back.

One of those pics on my wall, three meters wide! That would ROCK.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

Russell, were all of these taken in Hwange? What months of the year were they taken? They are all so beautiful. I hope you were overjoyed to see them and to get the images. I know I would be. :P

Again, simply outstanding images.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:57 PM

Thanks for all your comments. I have a few more hidden in the archives :P

Cindy - the images were taken in mid August and late September in 2007. All taken in Hwange, in the Makalolo concession. They were captures at a single waterhole.

I loved getting them. The vehicle would park up, I would often get out and sit next to the vehicle with a tripod then let it all happen.

Would highly recommend a visit - Davison's Camp is excellent value from the rates I have seen. Though I stayed at Makalolo and Little Mak.

Au revior ST - its been a pleasure, see you in 2015!


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 07:59 PM

@ Jochen - The image with the two lifted trunks was highly commended in the Natures Best Competition.

It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :P

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:47 PM

@ Jochen - The image with the two lifted trunks was highly commended in the Natures Best Competition.

It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :P



Well done, and a good place to have it hang, where you can see it often.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:45 AM

It sits 1 metre wide over my bed :angry:


Not enough! Bigger! Bigger! :P

Side note; your wife is not making jokes such as "finally big trunks in my bedroom", is she?





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