Some pictures from CT and Garden Route Dec 2006

Jan 11th, 2007, 05:53 AM
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Some pictures from CT and Garden Route Dec 2006

Here are a few pictures from our trip
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...v&x=0&y=wh4o9j
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Jan 11th, 2007, 10:48 AM
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You have some postcards there, especially some of the beach/water shots.

I was especially intrigued by the penguins. Excellent photos of them and the beautiful surroundings. Can you describe your penguin visit and how much time you spent, time of day you went, etc.

You have some elephant collages from the Elephant Park.
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Jan 12th, 2007, 03:16 AM
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atravelynn - we stopped of at Boulders on the way to Cape Point. We did not swim there , but the 1 side of the beach is open to swimming with a R25 entrance fee. It is a very small beach and they only allow a limited number of people in, so best to get there early. Behind the beach entrance is a boardwalk that takes you around to the entrance to the Penguin side. This is a national park with an entrance fee. 2 boardwalks take you down to the beach, but you cannot leave them or interact with the penguins on this side, you have to be on the swimming beach for that. If you are not swimming then about an hour is all you will need.
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Jan 13th, 2007, 01:48 AM
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thanks for your pictues - i loved to re-visit sights i haven't seen for a number of years...

Where were the seals photographed ?

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BTW the "eland" is actually a 'Red Hartebeest' as some call it or a 'Khama' (acc to Kingdon)
Alcelaphus buselaphus caama which lives in the Cape & Kalahari.
Eland is a spiral-horned (huge!) antelope ...
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Jan 13th, 2007, 04:05 AM
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Great selection of pics and they really bring back memories of our own trip... thank you for sharing!
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Jan 13th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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Thanks for the penguin info.
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Jan 13th, 2007, 05:38 PM
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The seals were photographed in the harbor. If you look at the previous photo , they are on the bottom left
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Jan 17th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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What type of camera did you use? I am carmera-challenged. The instruction booklets just totatlly confuse me. I need am hoping to find a simple to use digital, that won't break the bank.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 06:02 AM
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JulieNK -I think I replied to you on another forum, but I'll repeat it here.
I used a Nikon D50 with the Nikon 18-55mm and a Tamron 70-300. Both lenses had circular polarizers on almost all the time and I was careful to adjust them for each shot. I also used a "Kinesis" beanbag with 3kg of rice. This was espaecially usefull in Addo.
If you want a higher end digital with the option of changing lenses, then look at the new Nikon D40. It is an entry level DSLR that is highly rated.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 06:30 PM
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Thank you. First sounds too complicated but I will look into the simpler Nikon you suggested.
I did post the same query on the other forum, so thanking for being so generous with your time and information.
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