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 Post subject: Masai River crossing
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:04 pm 
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A few shots taken as the Wilderbeast and Zebra cross the Masai River in Kenya. Hopefully the shots show just how dramatic the scene is.
I was using my 80-400 nikkor at 260mm exp 1/800 @ f.5.8 with an ISO of 200

Some LR2 processing has been applied and pretty close to 100% crops. I would guess I was probably about 80m ish from the crossing.
Watching the crossing certainly got the ole heart beating. I have lots more but just need the time to sit down and process them, hopefully you enjoy :)

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Great stuff, I would love to go there one day.

Did the croc's get any? You mention Zebra I dont see any maybe they didn't make it. :(

By the way how do you like your 80-400.


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Yeah, I have some shots of the poor wilderbeast with it's head inside the Crocs mouth :shock: amazing stuff. Finished this one off to show some Zebra. By the way they aint as stupid as the wilderbeast, far more cautious.

I think the Lens performed really well and damn good results for hand held, definately not disappointed. Biggest problem by far was the dust, whew it just got everywhere.

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Wow... Great shots!
I'd like to go somewhere in africa in the future. Wonderful continent


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Great shots!

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Cautious??? They're going through a path of gators!!!

Great shots. Must have been an amazing experience.

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Incredible shots, I need to go to Africa one day. It looks amazingly interesting. Thanks for posting.

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This is the opportunist photo shots I like, unusual and with a story embedded in the shots. Love them.

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Wish to be there, awesome shots.

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omg.

I love hate these. love the shots. hate the teeth.
way fine work..
glad there was no blood.

run little zebra, RUN.
oh so glad no waddles were harmed in this series.
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 Post subject: Wow!
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Incredible!

Reminds me of those shots from Planet Earth - you really froze time! :D

I envy you - the Mara River crossing was something I've only seen in movies. :)

1 & 3 are excellent for the close-ups of the wildebeest. I love the semi-wide-angle for the zebras.

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Nice nice, some really good wildlife captures here!

I think you did an excellent job!

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Many thanks for the kind comments :) twas an awesome experience

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