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What shot are you missing?

Unread post by skywalker2251 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:54 pm

Over the last several years I've been fortunate to have many wonderful sightings in Kruger and other parks. I have tons of great pictures of lions, leopards, elephants, and down the list.

But there are many shots I'd love to have, but have not been able to get yet. At the top of my list is a shot of a male leopard. I'd love to get one where he is walking directly towards the camera, starting straight at the lens. The ground where he was walking should be slightly above me, so his eyes would be just above the lens. The grass would be green, but short, and the background green and distant.

Someday, I hope to get a shot like this.

What shot would you most like to add to your portfolio?

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Re: What shot are you missing?

Unread post by Mike1916 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:02 pm

Great thread :D

Since my favorite animal is elephant my dream photo is a low angle shot of a Elephant bull with slightly upward curving tusks which are large, short green grass with dark blue skies in the background and the bull mock charging.

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Unread post by michel367 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:03 pm

That one beautiful shot of a Bateleur.

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Unread post by saraf » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:27 pm

Wildebeest under an acacia tree with that sky dappled with high, fluffy clouds.
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Unread post by Switchback » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:00 am

Mine is an action shot of any predatory bird (eagle, kite etc...) taking it's meal, but specifically a Fish Eagle taking a fish out of the water at about a 70 degree angle towards me!
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Re: What shot are you missing?

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:09 am

Mine is easily solved, but will cost a pretty penny.

Wide-angle shots!

So 600~700 euro is going to a shop as soon as I have the money available...
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Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:27 am

A top shot of a leopard, just like you Skywalker. But, also a rare shot of something seldom seen - for example, tiny leopard or cheetah cubs, or caracal kittens, or wild-dog pups; or the exact moment of a kill; or a black-footed cat. Got to set the standards high: aim for Mars and you may hit the Moon!

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Re: What shot are you missing?

Unread post by BushNuts » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:36 am

I would like a shot of each and every thing I love about the bush. I already have thousands of shots so that puts me at around 0.1% of my goal. If I had to choose one ... :hmz: ... A low angle macro shot of a column of matabele ants on the warpath with an out of focus umbrella thorn acacia in the background and a rich blue sky :cam: .
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Unread post by big5spotter » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:00 pm

A mail lion in the open(S28) on an cold early winter morning with the sun rising in the background and his hot breath clearly visible in the sun's glare
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Unread post by barcelona » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:02 pm

A close up of a cheetah taking down a young wildebeest, where the cheetah's left forelimb has just caught the back of the wildebeest....maybe only the front half of the cheetah and the back half of the wildebeest take up the whole shot, with red dust coming up off of it's hooves.... it would be at just the right time of the day where there would be the best light and therefore great depth of field..... :)
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Unread post by Toko » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:18 pm

I would go for an African Wild Cat sitting on a tree.

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Re: What shot are you missing?

Unread post by yoda » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:54 pm

Interesting thread.
I have a list:

A nice portrait shot of a Kudu bull
Same with Sable

A Fish Eagle a few cm over the water with a fish in its claws

Nice Elephant photos

2 zebra back to back leaning on each other as they tend to do

And that just off the top of my head.....

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