Rocco's Tanzania Photo Album

Mar 19th, 2006, 12:38 PM
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It was cloudy for nearly the duration of my stay. I experimented with my flash, an external Sigma EF-500, a bit but really think the only occasion it would have helped was for my cheetah photos. I did not really feel it necessary during any other occasion, including my photos of the Masai.
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Mar 19th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Rocco, where were the photos of the chameleons taken? I saw lots in Madagascar, and a very few in the Sabi Sands, but I don't remember seeing any in Kenya or Tanzania. Thanks
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Mar 19th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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Thit Cho,

The chameleon was found near Tarangire Tree Tops. My guide actually had to stop the vehicle as it crossed the road, and once I saw the size of it, I was able to get down from the vehicle and take my time with the photos.

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Mar 19th, 2006, 03:46 PM
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Great pictures - Thanks!
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Mar 19th, 2006, 03:49 PM
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Welcome back, Rocco. I loved your pictures, especially the "triple-lick" session. What a great trip you guys had! Sharon
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Mar 20th, 2006, 03:33 AM
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Wow! Looks like Tanzania was more than kind and more than generous for photo ops.

Excellent shots. Love the huge 'tusker' and the male lion in the tree. And excellent shots of the baby wildebeest kill. Looking forward to seeing the rest.
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Great photos, Nat'l Geo quality! Am looking forward to hearing the trip report and also am excited about CCAfrica under canvas itineraries.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 08:35 AM
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your photos, the chameleon (I've never seen one of those), the young ele scratching, the composition of the zebra pics, all of the action shots, the klipspringer, the lion cubs, the vultures, all great!
I can't wait for the trip report.

I believe that bird is the southern ground hornbill.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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Rocco these are great! I haven't posted my Tanzania pics or recap yet, but as always, your pics put mine to shame!
I love the elephant ones, the early zebra ones and the one of the 3 lions licking each other. Excellent!
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Mar 20th, 2006, 01:40 PM
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Outstanding photos!! Lion in the tree is an exceptional sighting and well captured.

Seeing these has me needing to clear some time to get my album and trip report done. Having just arrived home on Friday I have simply moved all the pics to the computer only.

Looking forward to the trip report too!
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Mar 20th, 2006, 08:16 PM
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Great pictures, Rocco! Just when we thought we'd seen it all, you come up with "the hunt" and the "big lion in the tree" shots. Refreshing and so well done!

Thanks so much. My wife and I just watched the slideshow during our dinner and we were in awe.
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Mar 20th, 2006, 08:34 PM
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Great pictures!

Glad to hear you had such a great trip.

I really liked your pictures of the lion kill.

I taped a lion kill from start to finish at Exeter Leadwood!!

I will try to get my pictures up by this weekend...CRAZY AT WORK!!

Welcome back!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 12:57 AM
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Thanks for the continued positive feedback.

Regarding some earlier comments about ISO settings, after seeing my photos at my monitor at work, I do see how the pictures of the Masai would appear very dark on the wrong monitor. I edited these photos for their best possible appearance on my laptop monitor. I trust my laptop monitor most since it is a six month old computer, compared to my monitor at work that is likely six years old and not the best measuring stick.

I am still recovering from my toe injury and spent a few hours in the hospital tonight. Once I am able, however, I will upload more photos. I did upload another dozen photos yesterday, but now it is slow going since it often takes an average of about five minutes to edit and upload a photo. The main thing was to get my favorite photos up first, but there are still some CF cards that have not even been downloaded yet.
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Mar 21st, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Thanks for sharing those great photos. Wow, everything looks so green. We were just in Tanzania last month - it's unbelievable how the landscape has changed in a few weeks.

Looks like you had a great trip.
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Welcome back!
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Mar 21st, 2006, 07:23 AM
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Wow, your photos are really inspiring all these people Rocco - looks like it's going to get a bit more active around here soon again. \/

I really enjoyed your photos too - over lunch today at work. Missed my mouth with the noodles at one point I was so engrossed - very lucky I was wearing black trousers today. I got quite a little crowd around too.
(for the photos, not me eating noodles)
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Mar 21st, 2006, 09:02 AM
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Welcome back Rocco! I can hardly wait for your trip report since my husband and I are going to be staying in many of the same places you did. We are going to Africa in August. I showed my husband your fantastic pictures and we both are very excited.
Can you recommend specific rooms at
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, The Palms, Tarangire Treetops and most of all The Canal House? We will be staying at all of them and I wondered if any of the rooms are more desirable than others or are there any drawbacks to any of the
Thanks Rocco!
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Mar 22nd, 2006, 06:39 AM
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I recall you saying that you were looking foward to the night drives in Manyara - in the end did you get chance to do them, and if so what were your impressions?

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Mar 24th, 2006, 08:50 AM
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I have added about 20 more photos...about half are in the sequence they rightfully belong and about half are at the very end.

Of particular interest is a FIVE LEGGED elephant towards the end!
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Mar 24th, 2006, 09:03 AM
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No, no, Rocco!

It is an elephant giving birth and the baby is coming out trunk first

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