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Photos from Kruger National Park, wildlife photos etc....

Discussion in 'photo' started by ian123running, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Several PFM-ers have been to Kruger lately. This was my first trip and it was pretty awesome. It was suggested we have a thread for Kruger (plus maybe other wildlife photos but Kruger will probably keep us busy for a while...)

    Here's a Southern carmine bee-eater juggling with a spider (I think) before swallowing it.
    [​IMG]Bird_insect by Ian123_running, on Flickr

    And an fabulous African hawk-eagle enjoying a feathery snack.

    [​IMG]African hawk-eagle_eating side view by Ian123_running, on Flickr


    Nikon D7200 / 70-300mm VR / Capture NX-D
     
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    ian123running pfm Member

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  4. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Wow!
     
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  5. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    And another from me - wow!
     
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  6. DaddyDJ

    DaddyDJ pfm Member

    Some brilliant images.
    I have the same lens with a D7100, I think I need to get out more.
     
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  7. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Thanks folks - much appreciated. It really was pretty special to have the camera in my hand or within reach 24/7 - if you left it in a room while going for a walk around the camps and you could pretty much guarantee seeing something great like a fabulous bird or view of hippos or crocs, and you'd kick yourself.

    The lens does pretty well except wide open - I found it better to stop down one or two stops and accept a higher ISO sensitivity. It was at 300mm about 80% of the time so maybe next time I'd look at something longer / faster. I expected to see more big cameras and lenses - most people seem happy just to use their phones.

    We had quite a few big game sightings of course. Elephants, hippos, giraffe, zebra and antelope are everywhere and we saw them daily often in large numbers. White Rhinos were less numerous. We saw this on a ranger-led walk. He'd just emerged from a mud bath shared with three females. The rangers were pretty wary of him.

    [​IMG]White rhino_mud by Ian123_running, on Flickr

    The giraffe are very beautiful and funky in the wild:

    [​IMG]Giraffe_heads by Ian123_running, on Flickr

    Nikon D7200 / 70-300mm VR / Capture NX-D

    Ian
     
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  8. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Superb images!

    Whether it's from Kruger or other, I love to see the talent some here have for capturing wildlife at any scale; v happy to watch a theme thread develop.
     
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  9. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member


    Same here! Makes me want to get into photography.:)
     
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  12. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Gorgeous images Ian!
     
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  13. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Many thanks Amar, Martin and Tarzan - much appreciated.
    Yes It would be great to see others' wildlife photos here, whether from Africa or anywhere.

    In the meantime.... a slightly-too-close encounter with a very frisky elephant. Not sure if he was in musth but he was pretty lively and we made a hasty retreat - we were in the car luckily.
    [​IMG]Elephant splash by Ian123_running, on Flickr

    Nikon D7200 / 70-300mm VR / Capture NX-D
     
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  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Strangely I have very few images of our safari's in my Flickr account. But here is one taken in Tanzania

    [​IMG]CRW_0737_RT16 by uh_simon, on Flickr
     
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    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

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  16. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Fantastic.
     
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  17. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I love your bird pictures - the bee eater captures a brilliant moment.
     
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  18. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Thanks gintonic - I was lucky there - a good example of 'right place, right time WITH camera'.

    I got a few birds in flight but nothing really special but I do like this stork coming in to land. It was pretty far away.
    [​IMG]Saddle_billed stork landing by Ian123_running, on Flickr

    And these Rollers are just lovely:

    [​IMG]Lilac-breasted roller by Ian123_running, on Flickr

    Nikon D7200 / 70-300mm VR / Capture NX-D
     
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  20. Colinb

    Colinb pfm Member

    I was there in Kruger and Umbuluzi and Mkuze reserves for the whole of February. Been in the Canary Isalnds since so not really had time to sort the images yet. I will get some done over easter if I can, but we have the builders in at the moment taking down walls to create a large kitchen diner from three rooms and we're rather busy sourcing all the new appliances and choosing worktops, tiles, flooring etc. At least it gives me the opportunity to run cabling for speakers from the music room next door whilst the ceilings are down.
     

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