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Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

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Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby fazekma » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:28 am

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby Mike1916 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:29 pm

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby wingman » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:54 pm

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby fazekma » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:54 pm

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby issi » Wed May 05, 2010 8:33 pm

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby fazekma » Wed May 05, 2010 9:24 pm

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed May 05, 2010 9:56 pm

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

Unread postby Haupie » Wed May 05, 2010 10:26 pm

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

Unread postby issi » Thu May 06, 2010 8:57 am

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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Re: Night Photography in Kruger or Kgalagadi Parks

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Thu May 06, 2010 10:50 am

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

Unread postby issi » Thu May 06, 2010 11:19 am

Must be good equipment….. :lol: Or good photographer!!! :whistle:


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