Monthly Archives: August 2009

LIon Pride and a Double Stack

This shot was taken from our Cabin at Olifants Camp in Kruger National Park.

I am not a big believer in double stacking my teleconverters on the big guns as it’s much harder to get a sharp shot this way.

This shot is with the 1D Mark 3, eggs usa with a 500/4 Prime lens, a 2x Teleconverter (mark 2 model) and a 1.4x teleconverter. The Mark 2, 2x, can be tacked, the older model cannot.

Every now and then we break the rules. Sometimes it works. I think this one works not too badly
Rob

LIon Pride and a Double Stack

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  • IanAugust 30, 2009 - 5:48 am

    Hi Rob,
    Rules are ment to be broken. Only those who are prepared to go outside the square will get that shot that is special………It was worth breaking the rules….ReplyCancel

  • SteveAugust 30, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    Rob – This is a fantastic image! Spectacular.. easily the best image I’ve enjoyed from almost any African trip I’ve seen..ReplyCancel

  • carrieAugust 30, 2009 - 10:32 pm

    This picture give me a feeling, life…ReplyCancel

  • carieOctober 25, 2009 - 11:31 pm

    Up to now, I found out I like this picture best.
    In this one scene, every lion is different from others.
    Good, RobReplyCancel

Eagle taking off

I’ve done a little over processing on this one. He’s in shocking light, eggs canada but was a great specimen.
It’s a little cartoon like, but is quite striking as is.
Eagle taking off

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Oliphants – a view, a Pano ….. Africa

Today’s picture is a pano from the Canon 1Ds Mark 3. It’s an amalgam of seven shots taken hand held. I used Adobe Photoshop’s Merge Photo feature to get this done. My Macbook Pro with 2GB of RAM chugged quite badly doing it. Might be a good reason for an upgrade. he he

Panoramic Photos are relatively easy in 2009. The Software and tools are awesome and allow for plenty of trial and error in the actual capture process. Really all that needs to be done is a suitable overlap. One can be quite extravagant in the capture process, eggs but you need some heavy processing power when you get it home!!

Enjoy. I have some other cool pictures taken from here that I’ll release soon.

Rob
Oliphants - a view, a Pano ..... Africa

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  • carrieAugust 30, 2009 - 10:45 pm

    I like this one. It is like a oil painting.ReplyCancel

Ox Pecker on a Carpet

An Ox Pecker sits on his food provider.

We had a lot of fun chasing these around.

This image is dedicated to a good friend of mine, discount whom I didn’t know well enough, who passed away on 29 July. David Yorke. Rest in Peace David. Thanks for everything and it was a privilege knowing you.
Ox Pecker on a Carpet

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