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Posted 15 August 2008 - 01:58 AM

"Huh? Breakfast in the air....?"

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:04 AM

Nyama, a different kind of classic!

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:42 AM

excellent Nyama. Give some details.
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:42 AM

One of those times when you wish you had a bigger lens. This is a fairly heavy crop from a colour negative, taken at Masumu Pan, Hwange NP in 1998 with a Tokina 80-200/2.8. Geoff will remember the occasion...we were with Leon Varley...and I was particularly taken by the baby elephant which had not learned yet to use its trunk properly.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:04 PM

...there you might have also been able to get out of the vehicle to get a lower shot.


We were out of the vehicle, sitting in a hide. You do not find many hides in perfect or near-perfect positions. Sometimes that's because it's physically not possible or too costly to build them in the 'right' place; more often, it's because the builders are not photographers (or think they are) and have little idea. Have you noticed it's often the same with scenic lookouts wherever you go?...if you have the time, courage or athleticism, you can always find a place to get a better shot. ;)

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:04 AM

I agree the vast majority of hides are not very well positioned, in particular for photographers.

The only good hides I have used were at "The Hide", and are underground. I hope they get to build the planned underground hide at Kennedy 1. That could be amazing for Elephant!

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:22 AM

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A different image from Zib, when it was still cheapish November 2006

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:26 AM

Oh that's just perfect for a caption competition...

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 01:21 PM

Wonderful! Tell us more.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 02:42 PM

Oh that's just perfect for a caption competition...




Damn! Snake crossing? You can't beat a Zebra!
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:59 PM

Haha, great picture!

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:05 PM

when it was still cheapish November 2006

Perhaps they have more stuffed animals now, hence the reason prices have gone up B)

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:14 AM

Don't know about stuffed animals, but certainly people!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:53 AM

Bugger! Too heavy!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

What a great shot! Classic!!

I would go for 'snake crossing'. ;-)

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 03:45 AM

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Ok, here's one of mine
Image was taken at Lake Turkana and she is one of ten Turkana women I photographed. Of course she is the one that gave me a kiss and that in itself is a story worth telling but will leave it for another time.

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Nikon D200
Nikon 28-70mm f2.8
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure program: manual
I chose the high iso mainly because we were under a tree and having the bright sun in the backround made it dificult to get a good exposure.

"note the ring from a drink can on the earring"
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:08 AM

I tried to sneak up on this puku at Mwamba camp. Fat chance!

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:54 AM

"note the ring from a drink can on the earring"


A face full of character, Ross. Well captured.

There's no longer anything vaguely surprising about the impact of Western 'culture' on traditional customs. 40 years ago, I photographed tribesmen in the New Guinea highlands whose ceremonial decoration consisted mostly of empty steel beer cans because of the bright colours and the clanking noise they provided in dance. No doubt the use of beer cans was the result of proximity to Australia :o *

Unfortunately, the great majority of my slides from that era has succumbed to tropical mould.

*No, nyama, no Mosi...probably all VB and Fosters.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:34 AM

Hwange National Park, April 2008.

1/320s f/4.0 at 500.0mm iso250

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


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:49 AM

Wonderful light, Russell.





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