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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby CathJakins » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:32 pm

I am a budding Wildlife Photographer. I live in Durban, SA and I've been going to the Kruger Park every year since I was 6 months old (I'm now 18).
Here are 3 of my favourites from my latest Kruger trip in Dec/Jan 2009-2010:

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Open-Billed Stork in the Shingwedzi River

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Mopani Caterpillar (I think) at Mopani Rest Camp

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I have no clue what KIND of Spider this is ... all I know is that it's of the SCARY kind :shock:
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:04 pm

Looks like a Golden Orb Web spider, great photo..well focused :D
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby NickyG » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:29 pm

not my best, still digging around :) but I hope you like. Taken in darlington area one afternoon.

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby Kamadejo » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:35 pm

This is one of my favourite photos, taken in KNP in December 2009. For me magic!

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby oddesy » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:10 pm

These are some of my most favourite photos, The leopard is a sighting i will never forget

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:29 pm

Those really are Amazing images Oddesy, really enjoyed them!! :clap: well done!
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby Mike1916 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:32 pm

These are some of my favorites from recent trips:

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Cannot choose between them :D
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby madach » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:46 pm

Mike1916 wrote:Cannot choose between them :D

Number 2 without a shadow of a doubt. Awesome shot!

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby CathJakins » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:51 pm

Mike1916 - I'd love to know how the hell you got close enough to get that snake photo :big_eyes: hahaha But some really amazing stuff. :thumbs_up:

Here are some more of my favourites: :cam:

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A herd of male Kudu at Addo

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This guy scared the pants of my mom at Addo :D

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My most memorable half hour in the hide at Addo
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:26 pm

Mike, the snake shot is tops! :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby Mike1916 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:18 am

Thanks all :thumbs_up:

Me and my dad were watching two male lions at Nsemani Dam in April and we had been there for a hour or so when all of a sudden this boomslang popped up out of the log about a meter and a half from where we were parked.

Watched it for more than 30 min before it slithered out of the log, under our car and up a tree on the other side of the road.
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby CathJakins » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:06 am

gwendolen wrote:@CathJakins I like the male kudus at Addo! Although the photo is a bit grainy and the colours are a bit over-saturated, the composition really works. :cam:


The day that I took the photo was a really dreary and horrible day so the lighting wasn't good at all :evil: . And we were so far away from them so I've tried to make it look as striking as possible (with the little tools I have - no photoshop or anything) but evidently it hasnt worked. :slap:
Here's the original without cropping and only a slight adjustment of light:

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby gwendolen » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:44 pm

CathJakins wrote:Here's the original without cropping and only a slight adjustment of light:


Much prefer these colours. The non-cropped version is nice too. I like the desolate, minimalistic mood of it. Perhaps crop a bit off the top, to get the horizon on a third.

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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby NickyG » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:51 am

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Hope you dont mind...I cropped it, removed teh noise, franctionally sharpened it, and then converted it to mono using a red filter effect to bring out the depth.

I did this in Paint shop Pro. Just to demonstrate that soetimes, "drab" photos make great mono shots :)
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Re: My favourite photo

Unread postby oddesy » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:01 pm

This is my favourie picture from my december 2009 trip :D

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