Skimmer's paradise - pictures

Old Nov 17th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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Skimmer's paradise - pictures

Sometimes pictures say more than words:

http://www.aardvarktravel.net/chat/v...?p=85703#85703

This will be the last collection for this year.

Greetings,

Johan
 
Old Nov 17th, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Spectacular, as always, Johan! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Quite wonderful, Johan.

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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 04:04 PM
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Johan-
Have you ever thought about quitting your day job and pursuing photography full time? ;-) Your photos are magnificent, as always.

The sharpness and contrast are impressive!

What was the story with the lioness carrying the cub? I'm guessing it was dead? If so, do you know what happened?
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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 06:28 PM
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Fabulous shots, yet again Johan
Did you use the 10.5 fisheye on some of those?

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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 06:43 PM
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Thanks, Johan....Fantastic...

That youngish male lion(growling) is he from Lebala or one of the skimmer males from Duba? Thanks

Liked all the pics...can't pick between any of them....thanks

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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 09:38 PM
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Thanks again everyone.

The cub was killed by one of the females of the Tsaro pride and the mother was eating it afterwards (Duba plains).

I used the 10.5 fisheye for some of the shots. It's a funy lens to play with.

And that young male is one of males from the Skimmer pride.



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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 09:42 PM
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Great Pics Johan,
Is that Kalahari Hari in the group picture? Havent seen him for years.
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Old Nov 17th, 2006, 09:54 PM
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That's indeed Kalahari Harry. At the moment he's managing Kwando together with his wife Monique and they are based at Maun.

Greetings,

Johan
 
Old Nov 18th, 2006, 12:23 AM
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Johan,

For some reason i'm not able to see more than a few pictures each time i hit the link....

I just got to the second bunch of pics now, i see the group picture. Nice to see Harry, Monique and Spencer. Charles is hidden behind him. Who is behind the wheel in the following picture? Is that Joe from Kwara?

I am not able to access the pictures, after the pic of the owl at night. Will try again shortly.....
 
Old Nov 18th, 2006, 12:27 AM
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Accessed the next bunch.....close up of Spencer. Hahaha. I'm on the phone right now talking to my sister to take a look at this thread and look at these pictures.....

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Hari

 
Old Nov 18th, 2006, 12:40 AM
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Alright Johan, after many attempts i finally saw them all.....what happened was each time only a few would be displayed and originally i thought you just had about 10 or 15 pictures....the post by Bots made me check your link again....

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Old Nov 18th, 2006, 01:07 AM
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Hari,

I am glad you were able to see them all. Maybe it has to do something with the size of the files.

The person behind the wheel is Jame ( Duba Plains).

Best regards,

Johan
 
Old Nov 18th, 2006, 01:11 AM
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ok, thanks Johan.....
 
Old Nov 18th, 2006, 01:48 AM
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Lovely pics - thanks so much for sharing!
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Old Nov 18th, 2006, 05:30 AM
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As always, your pics are fascinating.

The one of the cub in the mother's mouth is not easy to look at... some things are hard to fathom. I knew about the cub-killing behavior but I did not know they would actually eat the cub.
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Old Nov 18th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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A professional lot these photos. You captured the hyena interaction well. I liked the 3 lion cubs playing and what a contrast to the fate of that other poor lion cub. As Lisa mentioned, the lioness and bloodied cub shot was heartbreaking. It is an unusual slice of life in the wild that you witnessed and documented.

The wildlife jumps off the screen in your shots and the scenery photos are works of art as well.

Have you narrowed down the list of where to next?
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Old Nov 18th, 2006, 06:40 AM
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Stunning, Johan. I could hardly look at the cub pics., that's how well done they are - how many of us have captured a scene like that?

Your birds in flight are amazing - were you up high? The owl shot is so well done - how did you ever manage to not bath the owl in light and keep the background dark?

You pulled me in with that perfect zebra and didn't disappoint. Somehow, you even managed to make the often seen lions more interesting.
Many thanks for sharing;
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Old Nov 18th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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Absolutely stunning photos! I always enjoy seeing your work.
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Old Nov 18th, 2006, 11:30 PM
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On the Owl image Johan, did you use a Better Beamer flash extender or just the standard SB 800?

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