Pictures Botswana/Namibia

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Feb 13th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Pictures Botswana/Namibia

Hello everyone,

I couldn't resist to post some more pics! Although I said in a previous thread I wouldn't post any till June 2006.

These can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&x=0&y=-xjhpsi

Greetings,

Johan

 
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Feb 13th, 2006, 12:35 PM
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Do you see us complaining?
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Feb 13th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Okay, Johan, don't post anymore. I'm sat here at my PC trying to work and here are you linking to more photos and nothing is getting done. And I'm obsessing over new kit to buy and my September trip and still is nothing getting done. And then just another look at the photos (love no.9 great DOF and the dusty track leading you into the picture, polarised sky (?) and vivid colours. I love the wildlife pics but imgaes like this really give me the urge to travel.) NO MORE. SOme of have dealines you know! It's a downward spiral I'm telling you... ;-)

Matt

PS - oh all right then, keep 'em coming.
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Feb 13th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Oh geez, not more of Johan's photos...
;-)

All I can say is wow, wow, wow~
and perhaps I will sell my gear and take my film Olympus 140! ;-)

In all sincerity, thanks again for sharing these wonderful images!
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Feb 13th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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B.T.W You were lucky to have comandeered a Land Rover with such high ground clearance for photos 10 and 11 ;-)

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Feb 13th, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Stunning images! Which ones were taken where? Thanks for sharing these.
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Feb 13th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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Johan

Great photos. Really enjoyed loking at them.

I love the frames. Do you have a PS action you can email to me please?
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Feb 14th, 2006, 08:49 AM
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Hello everyone,

Thanks again for your appreciation of my work.

Hereby a short description where the pics were taken:

- nr 1 (leopard): Baines - Botswana
- nr 2 (buffalo): Duba plains - Botswana
- nr 3 (lion cub): Chitabe trails - Botswana
- nr 4 (baboons): Duba plains - Botswana
- nr 5 (elephant): Duma Tau - Botswana
- nr 6 (impala): Chitabe - Botswana
- nr 7 (tree/water): Baines - Botswana
- nr 8 (clouds/landscape): Chief's camp - Botswana
- nr 9 (landscape): Serra Cafema - Namibia
- nr 10 (landscape): Skeleton coast - Namibia (out of a Cessna)
- nr 11 (landscape): Skeleton coast - Namibia (out of a Cessna)
- nr 12 (open-billed storks) - Chief's camp - Botswana
- nr 13 (lion cubs) - Chitabe trails - Botswana
- nr 14 (Arnott's chat) - Duma Tau - Botswana
- nr 15 (zebra's) - Duma Tau - Botswana
- nr 16 (lion yawning) - Palmwag rhino camp - Namibia
- nr 17 (wild dogs) - Chitabe trails - Botswana
- nr 18 (lion and its prey) - Chitabe trails - Botswana
- nr 19 (wild dog) - Chitabe - Botswana
- nr 20 (pied kingfisher) - Little Vumbura - Botswana

I'll try to minimize the adjustments at PS. I'll use "easy thumbnails" to minimize my pictures (sharpening with Lanczos 3 algorithm). For the frames I use the following software: "photocleaner".

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Feb 14th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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Wow! The impala face is so striking. Of course they were all great. The lion and impala prey was a great find to photograph.
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Feb 15th, 2006, 04:30 AM
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Beautiful photos, Johan. I especially loved the leopard and the landscapes. I'm going to Namibia and Botswana for the first time in May and your photos are just the way I have imagined these places.
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Feb 15th, 2006, 05:38 AM
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WOW!!! Johan, excellent pictures, yet again........love every one of them!!!

Noticed, lots of wild dog pics from Chitabe!!! Now, i'm tempted to do either Chitabe or Sandibe in August along with Lagoon and Lebala. Any suggestions about Sandibe? Arent they in the same concession??? Would the whole concession be good to see Wild dogs and Cheetah from your experiences???

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Feb 15th, 2006, 08:21 AM
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Sandibe and Chitabe share the same airstrip but I would say that Chitabe has the more productive area in the concession. Although I have never been to Sandibe, I spoke with several people who have been there and they were not that enthusiastic about it.

I have always seen the major predators there (wild dog/cheetah/leopard/lion). It's definitely the place to be this year I think.

I just received an e-mail this morning from Kenny, one of the managers at Chitabe Trails. He told me that they already received twice the normal rainfall. He was telling me that some camps up north will face some problems ... I was there also in 2004 (big floods) and the gameviewing at Chitabe was phenomenal. Try to book one of the following guides: Phinley or Ben.

I had one of my most memorable drives at Chitabe Trails last year:

- wild dogs hunting in front of camp;
- big male lion devouring an impala;
- a cheetah killed a steenbok;
- lions were chased away by elephants in front of camp.

Plenty of other game around.

It's one of my favorite camps ... but I have so many.


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Feb 15th, 2006, 07:28 PM
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Thanks Johan,

Didnt mean to make you have to type this info in two different threads.....sorry!

But, Chitabe.....looks very impressive!!! I could just stay there for all 10 days. I saw the pic profile description of yours.....most pics are from Chitabe and duma tau....

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Feb 17th, 2006, 09:52 PM
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Hi Johan, I just kept gasping! But it was so short, where are the others? I must have missed them. BEAUTIFUL. The dogs, especially. Thank you.
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Feb 17th, 2006, 09:56 PM
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Lin,

I will post some of them again on a later date. (probably early March)

Greetings,

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