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Old Aug 2, 2008, 4:58 AM   #1
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When we arrived in SA, the first place we went was Hluhluwe Game park, where the White Rhino has been rescued from extinction. I was well armoured with my A*200 mm lens and stacked convertersá la Scott. I wanted to fill the frame with an animal!

Quickly put the converters back in the bag. The animals were too close! Remember, even though this is a game park, the animals are true wild animals. Only that they don't bother about cars (but don't get out of the car or you might end up as a lion's dinner or rhino's doormat).

These are some of my first shots, the day after I used my 70-210 zoom which I had brought for street candids and such. :-)



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And he came closer to the car:
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Contest: can you count the ticks in his ear?
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And then we sighted some zebras. Or parts of them:

Thanks for looking

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I like all four, with the close-up of the eye being the most striking. The Zebra shot has really nice composition and has a very gentle, pastoral look about it.

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Hi Kjell,

"Too close" -- a problem that I would be confronted with more often! Great shots of a grizzled old warrior! I could have done without the ticks tho. . .:roll:

I'm looking forward to more from your SA trip as it's an area of the world that I know I'll never see in person.

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Nice shots Kjell,

Keep em coming!
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Great shots Kjell.

That is part of the reason why the 50-500mm is not yet in my bag. At the the zoo I visit, 300mm is usually enough.


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Kjell,

Keep them coming - I'd love to see more. Great shots.

These are getting me excited. I'm going to Zambia in November. Not sure if I'll get opportunities like this or if I'll even be able to charge my batteries. We'll be in a remote area. I've been told to buy my mosquito netting when I get there.

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Very nice, quite possiblly great compositions that may not have happened had they been further away.

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