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Re: Photo Theme-portraits- head & shoulder only

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:08 pm

wmahon465,
Stunning! Love the red dust on the ears!

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Re: Photo Theme-portraits- head & shoulder only

Unread postby noel » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:01 pm

Some stunning stuff here-Forumites have excellent photographic skills.

Here are some more from my recent trip to the KNP.

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More to follow-as you will gather-Simply love portrait shots.

Have a great evening!

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Re: Photo Theme-portraits- head & shoulder only

Unread postby normana53 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:14 am

Noel,

Your photographic skills look very good too! Nice shots.
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Re: Photo Theme-portraits- head & shoulder only

Unread postby J.J. » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:01 am

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Re: Photo Theme-portraits- head & shoulder only

Unread postby noel » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:37 pm

And some more portraits

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Have a great weekend

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Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby TheunsH » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:19 pm

I don't know if there is already a thread like this and if so, please move this thread.

I have read trip reports with great photos of birds in flight. On this thread we can post our photos of flying birds.

I will start off...This photo was taken on the S125 during our July 2009 visit to Kruger:

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby madach » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:27 pm

Here are some of my BIFs:

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby TheunsH » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:29 pm

Beautiful photos Madach! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:32 pm

Great shots!!!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby JustNature » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:12 pm

Brilliant pics Theuns and madach :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby madach » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:09 pm

I knew that I'd written something on the forum a couple of years ago on how to photograph flying birds. I found it again, you can find the topic here.

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby Johan N » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:24 pm

madach wrote:I knew that I'd written something on the forum a couple of years ago on how to photograph flying birds. I found it again, you can find the topic here.
Where did you take these shots from, inside a car or hides? I presume they were very close at 420mm? My problem is that BIF is always too far - even at 600mm. This leads too a lot of cropping resulting in serious loss of IQ.

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby madach » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:05 pm

Hi Johan,

These shots were made from a variety of locations:

Yellow-Billed Kite
This photo was made standing next to the car in Moremi using a 500mm lens. Vultures and kites were circling over an old cheetah kill and I positioned the car in such a way that they were flying straight at me/ I used the door as a tripod.

Open-Billed Stork
This photo was made handheld in Chobe at Ihaha camp site. I used a 500mm lens and a 1.4x converter. Every day thousands of storks would congregate near the river and getting shots like these was relatively easy.

African Skimmer
This photo was made handheld in the Okavango Delta while sitting in a mokoro. I used a 500mm lens. The skimmers had a nest near to where this image was made and they circled around the nest site. I got lots of good shots of these skimmers as they circeled around us.

Gannets
Both gannet photos were made from the hide at Bird Island in Lamberts Bay. I used a 500mm lens, tripod, Arca Swiss B1 ballhead and a Wimberly Sidekick. At Bird Island there are thousands of gannets and they fly right next to the hide. Even with a 200mm lens it's possible to get decent pictures there.

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Re: Photo Theme - Birds in Flight

Unread postby JustNature » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:31 am

madach wrote:I knew that I'd written something on the forum a couple of years ago on how to photograph flying birds. I found it again, you can find the topic here.


Thanks madach :thumbs_up: , the high speed feature is a great way to capture moving images, tried it on a sunbird once and was very impressed buy what one could capture :D by the way great pics there :thumbs_up:
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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
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Re: Photo Theme-portraits- head & shoulder only

Unread postby mitch » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:54 am

Great Theme and some Awesome Shots on this Thread.

Have a few to share from my recent trips to KNP (Only have them in B&W Though)

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Timbevati Rd

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Between CB and LS

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S114

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Between Skukuza and Malelane
Crocodile Bridge 2 nights 26/12/2012
Tamboti 2 nights 28/12/2012
Satara 5 nights 30/12/2012
Skukuza 3nights 04/01/2013
Malelane 4 nights 07/01/2013
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate 2 nights 11/01/2013


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