Myanmar Photos finally posted!

Old Jun 20th, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Patty, these are fantastic!

p.s. Don't Buddhas make great subjects? I think over half the photos I took in Sri Lanka were of them
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 12:56 PM
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@ Nutella, thanks and yes they do!

@ Pook, You will love the Masai Mara! I haven't used the extenders with my 70-200. If the 2x works well without distortion, I'd take that. For our last safari in Tanzania, I took my 100-400, which was great. (I didn't have the 70-200 then.) But you will need a closer telephoto also. I took my 24-105 and actually I also took a wide angle lens--wanted to be prepared!
I have a rhino shot that I think was 1/4 mile away and you can definitely tell it's a rhino. But most animals are pretty close up. Where will you be staying?
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 12:59 PM
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We stayed at Little Governor's Camp which was wonderful---but that was 20+ years ago when we were in Kenya. Don't know how it is now.
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Patty,

I posted some questions on the African forum but here's our plan:

Day 1 Arrive very early at NBO and meet and greet by our hotel. Spend the day relaxing and getting over the long flight. Hotel(B&B) = Giraffe Manor.
Day 2 Fly from WIlson airport to the Masai Mara. Camp = Sala's Camp.
Day 3 Sala's Camp.
Day 4 Transfer to the Mara Explorer Camp.
Day 5 Mara Explorer Camp.
Day 6 Mara Explorer Camp.
Day 7 Mara Explorer Camp.
Day 8 Fly back to Wilson and onward to NBO for our flight home.

Regarding the equipment. I just picked up the Canon extender, version 2, last week and I got a good price for a used one in mint condition. I've been playing around with it and I love the quality with very minimal loss but in low lights the auto focus tend to "hunt". I will get my hand on Canon version 3 later on this week and try it since several review suggest that it's much better, quicker focusing and less distortion.

Can't wait to go!
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 06:22 PM
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Hope you get to see the Great Migration, Hanuman. It was our best trip ever.
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Thank you Marija. I've guaranteed with my wife that at least she will see several giraffes! She doesn't know that we are staying at the Giraffe Manor...
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Not only will she see giraffes, she can kiss them too. We enjoyed Giraffe Manor, hope you do.
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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 09:01 PM
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Sounds wonderful, Pook. A safari like that is an awesome thing. You will likely see everything! The M M is full of life. I'll have to check out the places. Our more recent safari was in Tanzania (2007) and I'd have a hard time picking between Kenya and TZ. Let me know how you like the version 3.
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 03:45 AM
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Patty those are superb! As are all of your pics! I looked at several other galleries after the Burma photos.

I am in love with the Venice door photo with the boat. Are you photos available for sale?
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 07:12 AM
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Hi Ekscrunchy!
Thanks! You are so kind! I actually like that one also--have it enlarged and framed above my fireplace. They are for sale--I think I have that info on my profile page and also on the "contact" part of my other website. I didn't list canvas prices (or at least I don't think I did) as it is so pricey to have them printed on canvas and I didn't think anyone would want that, but they do look fabulous on canvas and I am sure Laurent M would ship them as he already does that for his.
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Thanks, Patty! I will take another look and be in touch!
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 09:07 AM
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The perfect compliment for a photographer - someone buying their picture!
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 09:38 AM
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I like knowing that I have some photos hanging in a couple of offices at Loma Linda and in some private homes.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:46 AM
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@ ekscrunchy--forgot to mention--you can always email me for the special "I helped Patty with her trip" discount!!!
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Old Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Kind of cool. Tomorrow I will be hanging a "featured artist" show of some of my photography at the local art assoc. in Redlands and will have two Myanmar photos on canvas and one collage of Myanmar "religious art," Buddhas, and lots of cards and some smaller things from Myanmar and India and Morocco. My profits will go to Eternal Threads, an organization helping women and children at risk for poverty, sex trafficking, abuse, etc., in 5 of the most challenging countries: Afghanistan, Nepal, India, .....
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Congrats!
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Yes congrats Patty!
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Old Jul 8th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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Thanks, Kathie and Pook!
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Old Sep 8th, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Photo Book finally finished--photos of Myanmar. Blurb books are always a great way to remember the joys and challenges of any trip.

http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2446644
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