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 Post subject: Safari - Masai Mara #2
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:14 pm 
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I love the last photo of the cheetah... amazing composition and timing on the pose.

Are any of these photos processed?

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Cropping for composition and auto tone in LR2 tis all thats been done. There are far too many photos of the trip to painstakingly spend too much time on. I was happy with what auto tone was doing :)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:02 pm 
I love seeing animals in their natural habitats. It's so refreshing. I'm loving this set. I agree about the cheetah!

I want to have this experience one day...


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Wow...All great shots, but the last is the best.


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Why can't I go on an African safari with a D3? Life just isn't fair sometimes. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:11 am 
The last one is amazing. I love the shallow DOF and the pose of the cheetah not looking right at you. I would love to go on a safari. Did you get any action shots?


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Great shots. All great, +1 for the last one as well


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With Rui, I am liking that cheetah...whooohooooo, hard to choose a favorite, in this series...
Shag, I am thinkin we need to get our passports, and try to save up!
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Thanks all for the very kind comments, tis very encouraging.

I did get some action shots, but alas the quality aint good enough to share. Partly because of my inexperience ( I wasn't ready) and my heart was thumping so loud in my chest with excitement. However, I did manage to compose myself and got some shots at the end, here is 1.

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Just a point to note is the blood on the hind leg of the Gazelle. This is where the cheetah swiped out and tripped it up and the position of the Gazelles wind pipe as the cheetah chokes it, all so amazing.

The trip was fantastic and we can hardly wait to go back again, till then we have our Safari Album to show to anyone that will give us a chance hehe! :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:20 pm 
excellent action shot YosserY2K as i can only dream of going somewhere like that i am very gratefull that you post these pics as im sure alot of other people are on here


excellent work :)


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What kind of bird is number 3?


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+1 to all of the above,

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The guide did tell us at the time what all the birds and animals were called, but its an age thing, I'v forgotten :oops:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:44 pm 
Alan wrote:
The guide did tell us at the time what all the birds and animals were called, but its an age thing, I'v forgotten :oops:


After doing a bit more research I think it might be a Lilac-breasted Roller.


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