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Old Oct 24, 2005, 1:46 AM   #1
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After being inspired by my uncle who you all know as JakeTPegg, I decided to try some wildlife photography. Unfortunately it was just a two hour game drive I went on and the guide never even stopped for birds, but I managed to get a few shots.

Not nearly in the same league as Jake, but hopefully you will enjoy some of these.

#1 - A zebra decided to pose for me.
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 1:47 AM   #2
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#2 - A White Rhino enjoying it's salad. Apparently these guys eat 75kgs of food a day!
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 1:50 AM   #3
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#3 - An Eland. This is the largest antelope species in Africa.
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 1:51 AM   #4
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#4 - A giraffe enjoying a thorny salad
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 1:54 AM   #5
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#5 - Male and female lion. I tried framing the female using the male - not to sure if my attempt paid off. Unfortunately these suffer a bit from the incorrect use of Daves filters.
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#6 - This lioness was just to the left of the above two. I tried cloningout thegrass in front ofher face, it proved todifficult, so here is the original.
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 2:43 AM   #7
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Hey John, nice to see some big stuff from you - which reserve were these taken at?

The lions look a bit pale, although i know there are variants in their skin tone, or maybe a bit of saturation boost is required. My 20d, [not sure if they're all the same], seems to match the correct colour if I have the saturation set to max if using jpeg mode, except for sunsets, where a lower saturation is better, then of course, raw is better overall.


The male lion looks quite a beast !! I watched a documentary last night on the conflict between elephants and lions, quite awesome !! Groups of lions [about 8] taking down a ele weighing about 3 tons, and elephants chasing lions as well.
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I agree with the lions being pale - I shot in Raw - boosted the saturation in Raw and then I ran a velvia action on them in PS.The females are the white variety though - they are kept in a seperate parkto the rest of the animals cause they trying to bread more white lions. These were taken at a private reserve calledInkwenkwezi - the park is a little larger then Eshowe which is slightly larger then a Ferelpigeon.
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Eshowe bigger than a Ferel pigeon???

Nice shots, John!
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Very nice, John.
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