A few Kenya wildlife photos

Feb 16th, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Thanks for all the kind words, we appreciate them! We are bound for Tanzania shortly so this is likely my last post for 3 weeks.

I updated one thing on the web page, adding a very crude animated gif showing a lion roaring, with a somewhat low quality recording of this lion's roar in the background (I got the sound file off my Canon 1D Mark II camera and don't have any editing software so what I got is what you hear with no clean-up).

The animated gif is pretty big, over 1 MB, so will take a long time to download if you are on dial-up, so I made a second page with just a single jpeg and the sound background that will load quickly for anyone (but go for the gif if you have a fast connection).

The animated (big) file is here:

The faster page is here:

To answer some of the questions that were asked:

Chris - my reaction to the fish eagles is that I would like to see them processed a little lighter -- they have an overall "dark" look

I think you're right, I shot these at - 2/3's stop compensation to keep from blowing out the white feathers and probably should have run the 'shadow' end of Photoshop's shadow/highlight tool on them, which improved the dark feather detail. I was rushing thru these since we have a quick turn-around, good catch.

Dana_M - In the photo titled Lake Baringo, what's the Fish Eagle carrying?

A small fish, I think a tilapia ... many of the other photos, which I'll post later, show the fishes better.

Calo - Do you have a personal favorite?

Maybe the leopards, because the ten or so leopards we've seen in Tanzania were either far off or shy and left quickly (though we got good pics of the Manyara leopard coming down the tree). These Mara leopards were really habituated and unconcerned with our presence, and the sequence showing the first one stalking and leaping at a dik-dik was pretty cool. I'll post more leopard shots later.

OK, outta here ... 'see' everyone in a few weeks, though we are meeting at least two Fodorites at Ndutu during our trip.


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Feb 16th, 2008, 11:03 PM
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Great stuff Bill, from your usual high standard. ;-)

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Feb 16th, 2008, 11:05 PM
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Couldn't get the roar gif to work, however?
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Feb 17th, 2008, 07:44 AM
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Have a great trip. "See you" when you get back.
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Feb 17th, 2008, 07:54 AM
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Outstanding! Great job with the lion roaring. Loved them all. <)
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Feb 17th, 2008, 08:07 AM
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From mouse bird to roller these shots are stunning.
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Feb 17th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for sharing these - they are fantastic !
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