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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #705 on: March 03, 2014, 10:06:02 AM »
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

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AWESOME shot eml58 ;)

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« Reply #706 on: March 03, 2014, 10:07:06 AM »
Wild Elephants in Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #707 on: March 03, 2014, 02:02:50 PM »
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

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What a great shot ! Honestly some of your African wildlife shots look as if you'd have to shoot them in a studio ! ;D

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« Reply #708 on: March 03, 2014, 07:22:03 PM »
Hi Kerry.
Thanks for the extra info. So you were pretty close then!

To everyone, many great shots, thanks, keep posting.

Cheers Graham.


Graham, very small crop but we were very close, lions did not seem to care and just went about their business. Have to sat at times could have done with a bit more reach and 400mm would have been perfect. Could have attached 1.4 extender if need be.
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« Reply #709 on: March 03, 2014, 08:16:04 PM »
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

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« Reply #710 on: March 03, 2014, 08:30:18 PM »

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

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WOW! Fantastic shot! It really creates a mood.
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« Reply #711 on: March 03, 2014, 08:36:28 PM »
Another stunning image.   8)   Well done Edward.

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« Reply #712 on: March 04, 2014, 11:29:26 AM »
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500
Fantastic shot!

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« Reply #713 on: March 04, 2014, 03:29:02 PM »
All taken in Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. Canon 5dmk111 with 300f2.8mk11 lens
I like the first image of the Leopard ... very nice.
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« Reply #714 on: March 04, 2014, 07:30:55 PM »
Thank You everyone for the very supportive comments, it is appreciated.

Photographers I think have a number of things in common, but the one that I think stands out the most is we are never quite satisfied, always a little critical of our own work (and sometimes others, like the 4 million dollar image), always looking at our Images and perhaps thinking "if I'de only done......." it would be a better Image.

Today I find myself revisiting places I had been to years ago, Florence, Alaska, Morocco etc, places where I'de taken Photos & now find myself thinking "what was I thinking ??".

The Night time Images of the Leopards was a case in point, had tried this some years back, abject failure.

Last year I went back, more experience, better equipment, and a Plan, as Eldar mentioned, all these things go together to hopefully take us from "Photos" to "Image Making".

I think I've Posted this Image before on the 1Dx thread, getting old, start to loose track of things.

1Dx 300f/2.8 II, shot @ f/7.1 & 1/250th ISO2500
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« Reply #715 on: March 05, 2014, 03:29:46 PM »
I think one of my favourites, we had planned this shot the day before, the Male Leopard was mating so we knew he would be in the area late at night, not hunting, moving slowly as his work was cut out for him mating about every 5 minutes (tough guys these male Leopards), light was from another vehicle placed with it's headlights on the Animal.

We were able to set up quite close to the Animal without spooking it, allowing a series of Images, of which I think this was the best.

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AWESOME shot eml58 ;)

It's always nice to see your and Gary photos

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« Reply #716 on: March 10, 2014, 09:53:45 PM »
a face that only a mother could love.....
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« Reply #717 on: March 10, 2014, 10:29:42 PM »
a face that only a mother could love.....
You got such a cute smile and a tilt of the head and this is what you have to say? ;)

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« Reply #717 on: March 10, 2014, 10:29:42 PM »

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« Reply #718 on: March 10, 2014, 10:59:36 PM »
a face that only a mother could love.....
You got such a cute smile and a tilt of the head and this is what you have to say? ;)
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« Reply #719 on: March 11, 2014, 05:29:39 AM »
a face that only a mother could love.....
He's got a very unique look  8)
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