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Unread post by anne catherine » Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:29 pm

A cut nose that did'nt enjoyed me

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Too much zoom , not really waiting for an action shot .

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Four Leopards in 20 minutes, MM in style.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:06 am

We have all had those moments, moments when something so exciting comes along, that the hands shake, the car stalls and the mind freezes.

Now, imagine this: the photographers dilemma.

Driving along Lower Sabie road.. and a traffic jam.

You pull up slowly.. and you cannot believe your luck.

Leopards in love :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

you are close to the amorous animals, because they are too focused on each other to be bother by the car.

You aim your new, not yet understood camera.. and try to get the perfect shot.

Grrr...you were so excited that you forgot to switch the engine off.. and the car moved :wall: :wall: :wall:

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not to worry, the big male is still close by 8) aim again

a headless wonder :hmz:

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but the female is also close.. lets try again :dance: :dance:

who moved :( my hand, or the lady :hmz:

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ok, don't give up :thumbs_up:

GOT IT :dance: :dance: :dance:

Perfect spots

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I watch a most wonderful play of love.. then Mr Leopard decides enough is enough.

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. and goes to seek privacy.

I leave, happy, frustrated, excited, overwhelmed...

and.. and .. and..

Twenty minutes later

getting close to another Leopard/lion? traffic jam..

I pull up slowly

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

I can't believe it..

more Leopard in love.

This couple is a little older, a little more discreet.. but I aim my camera 8)

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I have less time here.. but a very beautiful Mr Leopard comes and lies fairly close to me..

I cannot believe my luck..

:hmz: please move your head just slightly.. :cam:

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OK, no, you won't....

so there you have it..

a fascinating photographic journey.

Please, laugh a little with me..

Did I get any pictures.. wait for my trip report and see :wink:
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

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Re: Four Leopards in 20 minutes, MM in style.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:57 am

Thank you all :thumbs_up:

This is very tongue in cheek and something most of us can relate to. :whistle:

My camera is fairly new. One day I must really read the instructions.

I had some really wonderful sightings and I will share them here.

I was thrilled to see this Saddle billed Stork. Everything seemed perfect for some wonderful pictures. He was fairly close, it was a bright day and the sun was not shining in the wrong direction. The only problem was the Stork.. he would not stand still for the :cam:

Finaly, I had the perfect moment.. he was poised, perfectly still, watching something delicious

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:wall: :wall: :wall:

There is a thread called "bum shots". Here is a perfect bum shot.

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On a night drive, the perfect giraffe moment..

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and Ecojunkies hand. :hmz:

When I stayed in Malelane, Ecojunkie warned me about the monkeys. I thought that I had enough experience not to be robbed.

On my final Malelane breakfast, I sat down to a delicious Mango treat. I love mango, one of my favourite fruits. This was pefectly ripe, juicy and food for the gods.

Without thinking, I quickly turned my back to get a wet cloth to wipe my fingers.

MM's breakfast

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MM's hand was also shaking.. from hypoglyceamia :slap:
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Re: Four Leopards in 20 minutes, MM in style.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:38 pm

Richard, Oddesey, Joao, Andy.. thanks for joining me on my remarkable journey.

A couple more moments.

I was closing in on LOwer Sabie in rain. I did what most people do when they are running out of petrol. I got lost :whistle: It was pouring with rain and suddenly I saw what I thought was a puffie crossing the road in front of me.

I was soooooo excited. As I drew closer I saw that it was not a puffie, but a African Rock Python.
WOW :dance: :dance: :dance: my favourite reptile.

I drew up next to where it had disappeared into the grass and I could not believe my luck. It had curled up close to a tree 8)

I aimed my camera.. remember the rain..

and :cam:

bingo

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You have heard of the Kruger lion rock.. now you have witnessed and seen a python rock. 8)

Another bum shot..

I was travelling on the S3 when I saw a couple of cars following a dog. Not a Wilddog, but a dog..

:hmz:

MM s a bit short sighted.

the most beautiful creature walked/ran straight past me..

another bum shot

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and into the bush.

My next trip report will be called, "Gogo and the gremlins".. it will include a lot about the flames of hell.
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