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Old Aug 13, 2008, 4:03 AM   #1
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Some first pictures of recent Africa trip. Used Pentax k100D super and tamron18-250 lens. Very happy with performance.

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Old Aug 13, 2008, 4:34 AM   #2
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Which part of Africa you went to? Impressive images. Looks like you have a great time.

I would love to go in a couple of yrs


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Old Aug 13, 2008, 4:51 AM   #3
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This was a 18 days familytrip through southern africa, traveling with 2 other families, 2 guides and a cook on a converted truck, fantastic experience, also for the children.



image 1 are some children we met whilst going for a walk near livingstone in zambia

2) elephants during a boat safari in chobe national park in Botswana

3) fisheagles, a very common sight in the okavango delta, a enormous wetland area in botswana

4) mother and child are San people in namibia, the original inhabitants of southern africa, with a culture going back thousands of years. now unfortunately marginalised by "other" black tribes and ofcourse the various white inhabitants of the region

5) zebras at a watering hole in etosha national park. as we visited in the dry season lots of wildlife would congregate round the various watering holes, each peacefully taking their turn in rehydrating theselves. Quite amazing how one group of animals would come, and a previous would leave, all very peaceful and organised, as if they had some kind of mutual arrangement
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Looks like you had a great time. Are these resized full frames or crops out of larger pictures? From an aesthetics standpoint I think the first two would work better wider if they are crops.

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1st is full size, trying to focus on some individuals in a larger group, indeed maybe a bit too much distraction by the individuals "not properly in the frame"

2nd is cropped, will look later whether can be done better



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suppose this one works better, though might need brightening up a bit


























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Old Aug 14, 2008, 2:56 AM   #7
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could be stroked like any other cat! Fantastic!


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not much life in the desert... (Sossusvlei, Namibia)




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Ah so you are holding out on us and saving the best for last! Yes, I much prefer the second elephant shot framing. The cheetah portrait is quite nice too but my favorite of all is your desert landscape, that is a really neat shot.

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itcould well be the most photographed bit of desert on the globe
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