Tanzania Feb 2013 -- my first but not last safari!

Reply

May 18th, 2013, 03:19 PM
  #41
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 271
Just went back and saw where you have posted pictures.
Thanks! I am really becoming excited for our trip in September to Kenya & Tanzania.
pumpkin is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 18th, 2013, 03:36 PM
  #42
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 271
Amy, I just looked at your pictures. Wow! They are awesome...as I am full of awe! What kind of camera did you use? Your close-ups are really close. If you can, please let everyone know about your photography.
pumpkin is offline  
Reply With Quote
May 19th, 2013, 02:57 PM
  #43
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,687
Thanks, pumpkin. I used a Nikon P510, which is a "bridge" camera between a point and shoot and a DSLR. I bought it about 7 months before the safari, learned how to shoot manual (setting aperture and shutter speed) and shot a LOT at zoos and outdoor settings at different times of day to practice. I'm very pleased with my photos. I am thinking though for "next time" I'm going to upgrade and go full DSLR. My close ups are good, but I have to say that on a lot of those shots, we were really that close and not a lot of zoom was needed!

Yes, I did keep a travel journal on a mini laptop the entire time I was there. It really does help in remembering and rereading it over time is like going all over again!
amyb is online now  
Reply With Quote
Sep 20th, 2013, 04:14 PM
  #44
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 43
Welcome to the Said fan club! We went to A2T a few years back and he was our guide. He made our trip from what was a very good one into something truly special.

I had so much fun reading your report, really makes me want to go back. Thanks for posting!
madalinahk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 21st, 2013, 03:54 AM
  #45
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 11,375
Great report - thanks - and coming back to read all of this. I volunteer here at the Zoo in SD - and while I like all the animals - especially the big cats, the pandas are always the biggest draw.
Tomsd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Nov 21st, 2013, 07:45 AM
  #46
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,687
Awwwwww, it's my dream to volunteer at a zoo like that, just not close enough to one. I was just out in SD to see Mr. Xiao LiWu, and he managed to sleep about 40 feet up in the tree there the entire time we were there! But the lions there are gorgeous, especially the male there in SD!!!
amyb is online now  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:26 AM.