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 Post subject: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:28 am 
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Our highlight when visiting the Kruger and Kgalagadi parks is seeing and photographing the shy nocturnal animals - hence we tend to stay at camps such as Lower Sabie, Tamboti, Punda, Shimuwini or the Kgalagadi wilderness camps.

We would like to hear from other forumites if they photograph at night, what their favorite camps are and what types of animals they see.

We don't enjoy the night drives as we are unable to control the light, vehicle movement, vehicle placement etc. so we prefer to photograph from the camps.

We have photographed some unusual animals from caracals in the Kgalagadi camps to civets in the Kruger camps...

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We used a Nikon D300 with SB-800 flash with softbox at Punda Maria for this Civet - hence no reflective eye-shine.

See you when the sun goes down!

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:29 pm 
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Lovely capture :thumbs_up:

I have always been interested in night photography but haven't as of yet got a external flash to do it with. But have seen genete, honey badgers, cant wait to see others forumites photo's and sightings :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Nice shot fazekma - tell us more about the soft box please.
The below taken using the spotlight of the nightdrive vehicle no flash at 1/60th on a 18-200mm at 200mm with a 40D

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Wingman - are you sure this picture was taken in the Kruger? Looks more like the Serengeti - not a tree or bush in sight, very nice photo! You also don't have any eye reflection making it a good night photo.

The softbox is the small white diffuser that comes with the flash - it fits over the top and spreads the light so that you don't get harsh shadows or red-eye. If the subject is close to you then it works well.

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Hi, I’m new to the Camera club but love photography, took this last year in Satara. Wanted to take star circles but it was full moon, so I improvised.
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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Good pic Issi, especially for an improvised one! The exposure is spot-on with the bright moon and the subdued bungalow lights giving it a nice atmosphere.

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Nice shot issi

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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fantastic pic issie! :clap: beautiful contrast. but then i probably dont know much. just starting this photography thing :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
Unread postPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:57 am 
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Thank fazekma, joshilewis and Haupie, I used full auto function at different iso’s on my camera. Couldn’t work out the settings myself! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Am surprised that the shot came out like that on full auto.

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 Post subject: Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks
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Must be good equipment….. :lol: Or good photographer!!! :whistle:


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