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Pictures from Botswana (Kwando) and South Africa 2007

Pictures from Botswana (Kwando) and South Africa 2007

Oct 24th, 2007, 12:17 AM
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Pictures from Botswana (Kwando) and South Africa 2007

Finally got round to sorting and preparing pictures from our last trip to Botswana (Kwando Lagoon, Lebala and Kwara) and South Africa (Drakensberg, Umzolozolo Lodge and St Lucia).
http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLan...fromshare&Ux=0

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Oct 24th, 2007, 01:02 AM
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Thanks Michael, I really did enjoy your photos - such a variety of wild life, it was a pleasure to look at! Firstly, I loved the Sable, being one of my favourite animals and of course, have to include the Roan. Also liked the genet, African cat, cute mongoose, some great hyena photos, and the serval as well. You also had some fabulous bird photos - so you must be pleased!

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Oct 24th, 2007, 02:17 AM
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for sharing!!! Some amazing and brilliant action packed sequences of the two cheetah boys. Lots of phenomenal pictures in there .... i can't wait to go on safari soon. (But, Lebala will be a long ways away - 12ish months or so!).

Rgds
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Oct 24th, 2007, 02:54 AM
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Leopard on the tree is from Kwara? Thks..... also, some great pics from the boat trip!
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Oct 24th, 2007, 03:41 AM
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Fabulous photos. Looks like a great safari.

-GrannyJoan
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Oct 24th, 2007, 04:22 AM
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Great shots, Michael - they could make a birder out of anyone! The colors of the birds are wonderful! I love the shot of the leopard coming down the tree - it is so clear. And I really laughed at the one which I thought was an innocent picture of a couple in the Kwando LR, only to then see the lion resting underneath!!! (Did it stay there long?)

Great stuff, thanks for sharing.
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Oct 24th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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Michael,

It's always a real pleasure to look at your photos.

The pictures of the hyenas were really great. Maybe you put some of them into the Kwando competition???

Unluckily the four boys were quite inactive while there.

Greetz,

Johan
 
Oct 24th, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Hari, yes that is the juvenile female from Kwara. I am sure that you will have a great time when you return to Lebala and LK.
Melsiss, I have always enjoyed birds and Africa is such a great place to see a lot of different colourful birds.
Kaye and GrannyJoan: thanks for the compliments.
Johan: getting compliments from you is a treat. I will enter the competition but probably with pictures not featured yet. I am sure you have some great ones up your sleeve!
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Oct 24th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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What competition? Dates?
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Oct 24th, 2007, 06:39 PM
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Wonderful photos especially the hyenas, cheetahs, and the leopard coming down from the tree. Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Eric
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Oct 25th, 2007, 06:17 AM
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Melissa
soora for misspelling your name the first time.
The Lioness stayed under the vehicle for 15-20 minutes to get away from all the flies. Later on 3 of the 5 Lions climbed into a nearby tree for the same reason
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Oct 25th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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Hi,

Wonderful photos. Very crisp and clear detail. What camera did you use? How close were you for, say, the cheetah closeups?

I'm going to Kwando in a couple of weeks, so your photos are really whetting my anticpation,
Thanks
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Oct 25th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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The camera used was a CAnon 20d with a 100-400m L lens. Some pics with a 10d and a 24-70 Sigma 2,8 lens. For most of the shots we were very close with no need to use the full power of the zoom. The 400 mm was mainly used for portraits and birds.
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WONDERFUL!
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