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Seeing these has contributed to my desire to go on a safari again. Alan, if I can ask, who did you go with and would you recommend them? In a general search so far there seems to be plenty of providers so picking one is going to be hard...

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The company we used was Wilderness Journeys.
http://www.wildernessjourneys.com

They are based in Edinburgh and have a vast experience within their field.

I will most certainly use them again when I go back.

Everything was seemless for all parts of the booking, no trouble or hitches whatsoever.

If you can plan it try and be there for the Masai crossing, it is amazing!

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Fantastic shots, thats one thing i would really like to do one day, a safari well done


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Wow.... Nice shots indeed.

I'd like some more technical info, like camera, lens, settings and whatever u can think of that seems important :)

If yiu have to time that is...

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1. 25 Sep 2009, 06:00hrs approx
early morning sun was rising behind my shoulder so some processing to take out the reddish hue from an early morning sun. Cropped for composition. D3 set to A mode using 80-400 at 330mm, ISO 400, f5.3 1/640

2. 22 Sep 2009, 16:00hrs
Using LR2 tweaks WB & Tone, cropped for composition.
D3 with 80-400 at max 400mm, ISO 400, f5.6 1/640

3. 22 Sep 2009, 15:40, taking just before pic 2
Using LR2 tweaks WB & Tone, cropped for composition.
As pic 2 cept ISO 200, 1/60

4. 22 Sep 2009, 14:00
As pic 3

5. 21 Sep 2009, 07:00 early morning
PP as above using LR2, cropped for composition.
80-400 at 400mm, f5.6, 1/6400, ISO 2000

6. 21 Sep 2009, 06:30 early morning
PP as above using LR2, cropped for composition.
80-400 at 400mm, f5.6, 1/3200, ISO 2000

HTH, thanks for the great comments, twas a fantastic trip cant wait to go back :)

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Alan, thanks for the earlier link. Originally I was thinking of going in winter to get away from the local cold, but looking it up some more catching the great migration sounds like something that shouldn't be missed.

If you go again, can I stow away in your baggage? I'll be good excess baggage :)

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hehehe, I was just gonna ask you the same question :shock:

The problem with the baggage was the internal flight, a tiny 10 seater with a baggage allowance of 10kg. So my packing consisited of 9.5kg camera gear and .5 kg clothes. Now where would i fit you in on that :wink:

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I guess I might need a bit of a diet!

I had previously looked at other safari providers, and the internal flight generally seems recommended although not cheap. Apparently there's a 3 hour bus service but I couldn't find any more details on that. More as a cost saving, particularly so if there's more weight allowed too.

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