Portraits from the Mara is a series of shot I did in the Masai Mara, Kenya in mid April.
First of all I would like to thank the forum for the inspiration and the technical insights purposed. I've really learned a lot here.
When I started to design the shots I thought about the equipment needed. I own a single 6D and a 24-105, which for sure wouldn't have been enough to realize the shot I wanted. So I first rented the Canon 100-400L IS, which after a lot of reading, seemed the best suited lens for my goals. But after a few analysis, it was clear that it wasn't enough either. So a friend of mine lent me his APS-C 650D.
And it worked just fine! I did the whole safari with two camera bodies 6D+24-105L for close ups and 650D+100-400L for distance. The effective focal lenght of 640mm was just fine for me. Peraphs the only miss was the ISO capability of the 6D, but not having to change lens and two camera bodies at once was great!
Here I present the shots I'm most proud of. I am sorry for the big sign on the attached photos but it was requested for a contest
The images of the lions are to me quite common, so I tried to portray some particular angles or scenes which looked more difficult to achieve to me and more rare. The one I'm most proud of is the one of the cheetah walking toward me.
The description for each image is on 500px, I didn't want to just paste it here. So if anybody has questions about the shots, I will answer them here.http://500px.com/photo/69793655http://500px.com/photo/69888207http://500px.com/photo/69986631http://500px.com/photo/70016625http://500px.com/photo/70100513http://500px.com/photo/70128071/
Please feel free to comment, critique, give advices to improve! And thanks again to the community!