Photos from Botswana and Namibia August 2004

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Aug 17th, 2005, 01:01 AM
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Photos from Botswana and Namibia August 2004

I have finally gotten the collection together from my August 2004 trip
Images 1850 - 2318 are from Impalila Isalnd Lodge/Chobe
Images 2325 -2580 from Susuwe Island Lodge
Images 2586 -3908 from Kwando Lagoon
Images 3912 -4351 from Kwando Lebala
Images 4365- 5059 from Kwando Kwara

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Aug 17th, 2005, 01:10 AM
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Oh I recognise lots of those!

Soooo glad you put these up - as I said, I KNOW others are going to enjoy seeing them as much as I did (and there are many I didn't see either).

FAB!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 04:59 AM
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Beautiful, beautiful photos!!!! Thank you for sharing. Usually, I do not see night shots, so these seems esecially outstandininteresting....frankly, AMAZING!!!!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 05:02 AM
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"Sorry about the jumbled message...I was trying to correct something and it got send by accident."

Beautiful, beautiful photos!!!! Thank you for sharing. Usually, I do not see night shots, so these seems especially outstanding and interesting...and, frankly, AMAZING!!!!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 05:35 AM
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I am utterly speechless. What a fabulous trip you must have had. I'm going to do a search and read your report! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 05:56 AM
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Those are amazing! I love looking at photos, but to me, they all seem so surreal. As if I am just looking on a website. I know I'll feel this way until I am actually there to experience it first-hand.
Thanks for sharing!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 07:22 AM
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MV

Given what you saw I don't think you can go back!

Question - what is the small black bird with red legs and yellow bill? Just cant figure it out and dont have a field guide at work.
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Aug 17th, 2005, 08:19 AM
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Wow, I am so glad that I came back here and took a look, as I think those are postively the best photos I have seen posted here! In general, many people just take shots too far away, and I love how close up many of them are! Kudos!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 08:35 AM
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mv, great pictures! Will study them more later today but wow! And, I really liked the ones of the male kudu standing on the road and the one of the cape buffale coming out of the water. Plus, the birds were super! It was worth the wait.
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Aug 17th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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Michael - I've done a preliminary search - but did you post a trip report? If so, what's it called? Thanks!
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Aug 17th, 2005, 10:13 AM
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Hi MV,

Your photos are fasinating! Thanks for sharing. Would you mind posting what equipment you used? I will be going on my first African adventure in Nov and am researching new photo gear, thanks.
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Aug 17th, 2005, 03:05 PM
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Better late than never...WOW, your bird photos are outstanding.
I loved those wild dog pups and the leopards...sigh.
Thanks for a direct shot to the heart!
MUST GO BACK SOON.
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Aug 17th, 2005, 05:16 PM
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Absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed all the photos but I was most fascinated by the hyena kill and of course, the wild dogs. You really saw an incredible array of animals; e.g., the civet, the porcupine, and of course, the birds....sigh.

Thanks.

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Aug 17th, 2005, 06:56 PM
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Dear Michael,

My computer skills or lack thereof, do not usually allow me to look at photos, but I was able to check out your photos. Fantastic!

I absolutely have my favourite photos - the sable bull, as I have only seen 3 single bulls and that was in sept 2001, the wild dogs around photo 183 of 381, the hippo charging around in shallow water around 163 of 381, the serval and the porcupine.

You did a great job and a lovely variety of subjects. Thank you for sharing.

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Aug 17th, 2005, 07:40 PM
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Wow, amazing!!!

I'm jealous of all the pictures you have of birds in flight. I tried so hard and was never able to get a good picture of that.

Agree with everyone - these pictures make me want to go back NOW!

Now the inevitable "what camera did you use" question?

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Aug 18th, 2005, 02:07 AM
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Thank you for all the kind words.
Being in a private vehicle for most of the time combined with guides that understand photography and light helped a lot.
I used a Canon EOS 10d. Most of the photos I used my Canon 100-400mmL with image stabiliser. My other lens is a Sigma 24-70mm f2,8.
As a comment to other threads I will say that I used the 400 mm part of the lens a lot!. One word of advise for people investing in this lens. The pictures can turn out very soft if you use the 400mm at its widest f stop of 5,6.
Napamatt, the bird is a Black Crake
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