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#21 Game Warden

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

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Maasai woman and child taken through gate of their boma. Tanzania, Canon digital zoom set on automatic.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:59 AM

Week three, up to and including 10th August.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:16 AM

OK.

Before we flew to Zambia, we did the tourist thing and spent a couple of days admiring the scenery in the Blyde River Canyon area of South Africa. The idea was to break the long journey from Adelaide so we didn't arrive flattened in SLNP.

We stayed three nights at a lodge just out of Hazyview, overlooking the Sabi Valley. This was part of the scenery in the lodge's 'front garden'. taken just after sunrise. It's a pretty hefty file, being a medium format shot, so I've saved it at only 40% quality and it's still bigger than most of my 35mm images:

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:53 PM

As John has set a precedent for landscape photos, I thought I would follow suit

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The Luangwa River from the air, on the decent back into Tafika.

Location: Tafika Camp
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Shutter Speed: 1/2000th Sec
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 640

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:07 PM

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Here's my early morning shot taken from Kili's summit overlooking the crater into the sunrise.

Point and shoot Canon digital zoom, and yes the batteries were still okay after a night climb and freezing temps.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:20 AM

Stripes at dusk

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 12:32 PM

Landscapes are not my strong suit. A pano instead. Big ellie aggregations are amazing to watch.

Selinda Spillway. 2005

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:06 PM

Geoff, those days with the elephants along the spillway in '05 were truly memorable...as was that occasion with Leon in '98 when we found ourselves in the midst of some 300 (Leon's estimate) in Zambezi NP.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:15 PM

Geoff, those days with the elephants along the spillway in '05 were truly memorable...as was that occasion with Leon in '98 when we found ourselves in the midst of some 300 (Leon's estimate) in Zambezi NP.


Yes. Being in amongst them was fantastic. I remember the youngsters coming up to the vehicle. As well as the Zambesi for a backdrop.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:06 AM

I hope Game Warden will forgive me for exceeding the limit of one image post a week in this thread. I just felt too good about this memory ;)

I remember the youngsters coming up to the vehicle.



Yes. I remember somebody saying 'get it' or something similar when this young one raised its trunk towards us to sniff the air out of curiosity:

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 11:45 AM

I am sure this is your second photo of the week, John!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:55 AM

Week 4, up to and including 17th August.
Thanks for the reminder Sniktawk.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 10:25 PM

A very old image scanned from slide. Not much technical merit in this one. Taken at about 1:30 PM so the light is terrible.

I wish the alpha female had turned her head.

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Selinda concession near Twin Pans (late July 1998)
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 11:13 PM

Taken at about 1:30 PM so the light is terrible.



One of those images to cherish, though. I remember you sending me this. It was one of the things which got me interested in Selinda-- well, your account of the whole stay there-- so we went a year or so later.

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:36 AM

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Airstrip 2 Pan, Makalolo Concession

Camera: 5D
Lens: 500 F4 + 1.4x Converter

Aperture: F5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Exposure Compensation: -1 stop

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:54 PM

That's a superb one, Russell!!!

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

You need to copyright that one Russell!
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 12:09 AM

Classic, Russell!

Aperture f5.6?

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:24 AM

That's a superb one, Russell!!!


Thanks, Hari.....where is your contribution?


You need to copyright that one Russell!


It automatically is........


Classic, Russell!

Aperture f5.6?


Cheers, John. I think I was getting a little carried away, wishing for that super lens, indeed, F5.6

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:45 AM

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