Favorite Safari photo?

Aug 10th, 2005, 06:55 AM
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Hanl I recall all three of those (and took a pleasant break by viewing the whole album again) as it's one of my favourites ever shared here...
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Aug 10th, 2005, 06:59 AM
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serengeti, kavey & hanl - you all have posted beautiful images! hanl, I sure want one like your rhino with the dust and the low sun. But I want that image with cape buff. Hopefully when I go in October I can get one.

Since we are not sticking to the "you can only choose 1" rule, I have to include one more of mine. I haven't printed any to hang on the wall yet but I think I will print this one when I get around to it.

http://www.pbase.com/cjw/image/42472789
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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:07 AM
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Thanks Kavey
Have been enjoying browsing through your pictures too - particularly love the Addo elephants and your Kenyan blue and gold landscape which is quite breathtaking.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:10 AM
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Sundowner, what a gorgeous sunset. I hope you had a sundowner at your side when you took that picture

The rhino picture was a complete fluke, just one of those lucky shots where everything comes into position. I can imagine how beautiful a simular scene would be with buffalo silhouetted against the light. Hope you get the shot!!
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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:24 AM
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Well, here's another sundowner image,
'Sunset at Selinda'

ftp://www.podszuck.de/po/podszuck.de....Sunset-1.jpeg

ftp://www.podszuck.de/po/podszuck.de....Sunset-2.jpeg

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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:39 AM
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Lovely baobab silhouette, Mitch!

Hanl, thank you!
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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:43 AM
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Well, since nobody else is following the guidelines of this thread, neither will I!

Here are a few of my other favorite photos that I have taken over the last three years:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=139001644105


http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=910015806105


http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=765121644105


http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=627364906105
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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:59 AM
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Lovely pics, Rocco and I like the duotoning - very nicely done.

BigCountry, seems none of us are sticking to the rules (though I'm the biggest culprit in terms of breaking them so thoroughly)...

But it's all good - I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's favourite safari pics - most I've seen before but not all and it's such a pleasure!
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Aug 10th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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Amazing, wonderful photos. Just another reason that I so enjoy "lurking" (thanks pnd1 for just the right verb) on this board. Your photos and marvelous trip reports are the treat I give myself after hours of crunching numbers!

I'm planning my first trip to Africa (May, 2006 I hope) and this board and your posts are a great resource.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 08:50 AM
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Serengeti - This is the first time I've seen your pics. Wonderful! I see you used a 300D - would you mind sharing which lenses you used? (Here we go again - sorry, but I had to ask!)You have some lovely images there!
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Aug 10th, 2005, 09:29 AM
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http://www.kodakgallery.com/BrowsePh...1&sort_order=0

I'm still using an analog, not digital, camera, but I scanned this in for another post, and I like it b/c it looks like the wild dog is posing (taken in Chobe National Park).

I'm also partial to this photo b/c even though I've been on several safaris, I have only seen wild dogs on three occasions, all in Botswana.

Michael
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Aug 10th, 2005, 09:31 AM
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Thanks Cooncat.

For the close up's I used the Canon 100-400 mm USM IS L Lens

For the landscape pictures I used the Canon 17-40 mm USM L Lens.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 11:22 AM
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Those are two lenses I'm strongly considering, with the 350D instead of the 20D.(It's a money thing.) Did you find the 100-400 balanced OK on the smaller digital rebel? (Although the 300D is a bit larger than the XT, I guess.) Thanks, Serengeti!
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Aug 10th, 2005, 12:52 PM
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I wanted to get the 20D too ... but it was exceeding my budget. I used a bean bag to support the lens and it worked fine for me. Handheld shots were not a problem either.

When are you leaving for your trip? You have to get used to this lens (Weight /Size etc). It would be a good idea to rent it from a photo store before you buy it. Let me know if you have any further questions. My email id is [email protected].
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Aug 10th, 2005, 01:10 PM
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Well, judging from your photos, you don't need the 20D

Yes, I do plan to try out the lenses a bit before buying. I may rent a system and take it to the zoo! Still haven't bought the body yet....that 20D is calling me, but again after seeing your pictures, maybe not. (BTW: I do acknowledge the considerable talent that it takes, in addition to all the camera gear!)
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Aug 10th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Go for the 20D you will not regret it. If you have to blame someone for the additional expenses, blame me
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Aug 10th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Well, judging from your photos, you don't need the 20D

Yes, I do plan to try out the lenses a bit before buying. I may rent a system and take it to the zoo! (although I don't like zoos...) Still haven't bought the body yet....that 20D is calling me, but again after seeing your pictures, maybe not. (BTW: I do acknowledge the considerable talent that it takes, in addition to all the camera gear!)
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Aug 10th, 2005, 01:20 PM
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Sorry - don't know why it double posted!
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Aug 12th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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Some incredible photos here. This is a really fun question.

If I had to pick just one, it would be this:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=805395495203

It was the first leopard we ever saw, and it's just amazing how well camouflaged it was. The guide pointed for a long time before any of us saw it.

If I can post some runner up:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=853976495203

This one to me captures the quieter yet no less stunning moments on safari. The beauty of the landscape just blew me away.

And finally:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/PhotoVie...d=125185495203

Though not as sharp as I would've liked, I thought the light was very beautiful and the camera managed kind of a blurring effect of the grass and turned it into my favorite pale green color. I have this way blown up 16x20 and it looks a bit like a painting.

Judy



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Aug 12th, 2005, 10:10 AM
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So many absolutely stunning photos...thank to everyone who posted! Two favorites from my safaris to South Africa and Botswana are as follows:

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pi...?id=4286467723
(because the lion looks so proud of his kill)

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pi...?id=4290028265
(the arch of the cheetah's back is just beautiful)
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