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Jun 6th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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Brought back some memories. I want a picture of the Kikoti bar! Loved the young cheetah photo. Very envious of the bat eared foxes ours were more skittish. Excellent black Rhino shot one day I will get close...

So the rains had started in the Serengeti when you were there, it looks green.

Oh the young zebra reminds me. We only saw one or two baby zebras. Did you see more? What happened to the babies?

Thanks
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Jun 6th, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Sherry, you have a really good eye...

Your compositions are really, really strong and very natural - many of them really stood out to me, you have a great sense of choosing the right viewpoint, often unusual ones which give your pictures something new and fresh, your eye for detail is absolutely wonderful... a really excellent set of photos.

My one recommendation, and I hope you won't mind my saying it, is that there are a few pics where the focus is on the wrong subject - on the background where it should be on the foreground or vice versa. You're like me - I still include those pics in my albums anyway because my personal albums are for remembering and reliving and sharing the trip - not for any art prizes so I do appreciate that fully. My comments are only intended to be helpful for next time around. I'd definitely recommend checking out whether your camera allows you to manually focus or to focus and then recompose whilst locking focus (please feel free to email me off-board if you'd like any more info) to resolve this. As I said, I hope my post doesn't cause offense - I totally appreciate that you posted the pictures to share the experiences and not asking for critique.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 12:47 PM
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Cybor:

Aesthetically pleasing photographs!

You get the critter diversity, stretching and yawning award!

Please refresh our memory of when you took your trip and these photos?

Den
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Jun 6th, 2006, 12:54 PM
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Thanks Sherry

I really enjoyed the photos - so many really nice shots. Brought back memories.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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Sherry,

Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures. It seemed you had a great time!

Greetings,

Johan
 
Jun 6th, 2006, 02:01 PM
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Den,
Here's Sherry's original report - http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34766566

Sherry,
I cross linked your photos and report to make it easier to find (at least until Lynda gets back). I hope you don't mind.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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Cybor:

Thanks for the photos. Especially enjoyed the baby cheetah (not leopard I assume) and the rhinos.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Patty,

Thank you so much! I really did want to peek at it before I go but I am a tad frayed as I am leaving Thursday!

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Jun 6th, 2006, 06:16 PM
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Sherry,

Thanks for sharing your photos. My favorites were of the yawning cheetah, Tony, Waldo and Natasha!
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Jun 6th, 2006, 06:22 PM
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Lovely photos. I especially enjoyed the Seychelles near the end since that is all new to me. You excel with the birdlife as well as the mammals. Some really nice animal and water shots. I'm sure it was hard to whittle down the photos.
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Jun 6th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Sherry,

Thanks for sharing.........nice pics. Loved the cheetah pics, also lots of other good ones.

Hari
 
Jun 7th, 2006, 03:22 AM
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Rats..so I can't blame the equipment....

Reference in my original post was to my "explanation" of why there were so many "odd" threads recently (in the infamous recently-deleted thread) I said it was because we hadn't had any photos from East Africa recently.... "Idle hands do the devil's work"... And I said saomething like I was going to start a controversial post about taking into consideration conservation and community involvement issues when booking a safari if nobody came up with some photos soon... (This was jsut after Matt from England had issued an open invitation to renounce our love of completely unnecessary luxury and join him on a $50 a day camping trip through Masaai territory.... when you came up with these photos, I thought they were to produce a soothing effect throughout the forum (not that people weren't being very civil). >-

Personally I like the darkish tone - it's certainly not TOO dark on my monitor. Most of the first 30 or so look great like that - I only glanced at some of the rest so far.
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Jun 7th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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Thanks for your kind comments - I do appreciate them.

Kimburu: Glad that it didn't get ugly - although I do always seem to miss the juicy stuff - meow - I guess my pics. were timely.

Hari: I thought of you when putting the cheetahs up - we saw so many that we lost count - like you, I could watch them forever

Kavey: No problem - I can use the help. Now that schools finished, I plan on taking photo classes at my new alum. RISD. I also want to see if Phil is teaching this winter in Arizona. Did you take his class? We haven't heard much on this site from him lately.

Stakerk: Yes, baby cheetah along 2 sibs. at a kill - mom was trying to keep a hyena away

Patty: thanks

net warrior: I also got a shot of that cool sculpture in the dining area - I'll gladly send them to you.

aby: Thanks for the bird info. I looked at the site you ref. to, it's definetly not a warbler, your right. I will find some body shots to compare. Do you know if the tropic bird starts with disjointed markings like mine? Also check out the beak, it seems different from the tropic birds - no?
That cheetah was only about 15ft. from us up on a small mound so I didn't need to zoom much.

rsynder: That male rhino walked about 10 ft. in front of us, sprayed a huge mist, checked us out and sauntered away all while we hyperventilated. The eland was probably more like 20 ft. away.

Nyamera: the good news; I actually put the extra Topi up for you.
the bad news: that's a zapper to keep Tony in the yard as he is a nose with a dog attached. I've actually held the box in my hand while it's enabled to see if I could take it before putting it on the beast - surprisingly it's not bad - hope you don't think me a bad Mom

africanow: I think that you may be ref. to the stretching black backed jackal - there so pretty.

leely: gee, whatdya drink last night for me - I may need to skip my work out today. it's raining buckets here - may be a good day to curl up and watch Duma. Anyone see it yet?

Does anyone know of a site where you can put up tiffs or raw - I had to water down quite a few money shots by putting them into jpeg for this site. It seems like I lost a lot of the resolution and clarity when I reformated them.


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Jun 7th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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yay! I was (like Kimburu) thinking it has been awhile since I got to see some East Africa photos. Thanks for satisfying my desire with such gorgeous pics!
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Jun 8th, 2006, 04:05 AM
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I didn't take his class, no as I'm based in London, England but I did meet him for lunch which was lovely...

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Jun 8th, 2006, 08:04 PM
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hi Sherry

just to clear the doubts on the Tropicbird nestling identification

Young (downy) nestling : short dark beak
http://orientalbirdimages.org/images...h_chick_jh.jpg

a later stage (dotted black) see colour of bill http://birdingwa.iinet.net.au/birds/...tropicbird.htm

(Immature bill turns yellow & adult yellow to orange)

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Jun 8th, 2006, 08:13 PM
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Sherry

maybe the video will be more convincing

Video of nestling at a si,ilar stage (!)
http://ibc.hbw.com/ibc/phtml/votacio...o=7997&tipus=1

another video
http://ibc.hbw.com/ibc/phtml/votacio...o=6681&tipus=1

aby
BTW was it on Bird Island or Cousin ?
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Jun 9th, 2006, 04:46 AM
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aby,
You are indeed a wealth of information. The sites were great and did clearly show that that bird was a tropicbird. I also saw another posters pics. from the Seychelles last night who also had a shot of a young tropicbird as well. Mine were shot at Cousin island.
I guess I can now confidently re-label that picture.
Thanks;
Sherry
p.s. if you don't mind me asking - where are you from? I know it has nothing to do with this thread but I'm curious. Please don't answer if it's too personal or none of my business.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 05:07 AM
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Kavey,
If the offers still open, I would like to e - you regarding the focus issue and an elements question or two. I forgot to mention that the other day.
Merci;
Sherry
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Jun 9th, 2006, 06:06 AM
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Offer still open, absolutely.
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