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Soukous

A different B&W conversion of the same buffalo pic I posted a couple of days ago.

That's the problem with not being on safari... I have to play with old images.

 

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Kitsafari

A different B&W conversion of the same buffalo pic I posted a couple of days ago.

That's the problem with not being on safari... I have to play with old images.

 

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Time to plan for the next one! Or have you already done so? Both posts are great, but personally I prefer the first one - it's more emotive. Edited by Kitsafari

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Soukous

Oh don't worry the next one is planned @@Kitsafari, but waiting is Soooo hard.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

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twaffle

Nice additions

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Soukous

A herd of elephants emerges from the forest at sunset and rushes to the waterhole

Madikwe

 

 

 

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Soukous

Classic thorn tree with weavers nests, Samburu

 

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Soukous

In colour, this was a nothing shot.

 

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A small group of elephants walking under a heavy sky. But I was sure I could do something with that glowering sky.

After a bit of playing around I managed to come up with a B&W version that I think is quite striking.

 

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Soukous

A fine looking fellow enjoying a cooling bath at the end of a hot day.

 

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Peter Connan

Martin, your conversions are beautiful!

 

I particulalrly like the tree full of nests in post no. 33!

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IamFisheye

Here are a few, in no particular order.

 

Elephants, Kwando, Sept 2013

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Leopard in a Tree

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Can't have B&W without some Zebras

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Sleepy Lioness

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Elephant in the Water #1

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Elephant in the Water #2

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Leopard and Cub

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Selinda Pup

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Soukous

I especially like the wading elephant

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wilddog

Like wading elephant 1 best @@IamFisheye. The background adds texture, contrast and perspective.

 

@@Soukous that buffalo shot is fantastic.

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Sangeeta

I like wading ele #1 too. Such a lovely, classic delta shot. Where did you take this?

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IamFisheye

The Ele was taken at Kwara, Botswana from a boat. we had only just moved out into the spillway and hadn't even started the engine when he slid into the water in front of us. A really wonderful experience as he cautiously checked the boat out as he crossed. I have another colour shot that is mid sequence between these two which I've made a print of.

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Soukous

Wildebeest traffic jam in Ndutu

 

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Morkel Erasmus

Gotta love monochrome African images!

 

"Thirstland Trek" - Etosha

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Morkel Erasmus

Trio of Bulls

Mara Triangle, Kenya

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Soukous

a close encounter with a curious cat

 

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PauloT

Fantastic light this time of year in Ruaha National Park, with the low angle of the sun, dust and fire creating some great opportunities. Still plenty of grass around for the Jackals to hide in....

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PRWinnan

:D :D This is a medium I love to play in. Great shots all

 

 

 

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PRWinnan

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twaffle

Lovely b&w images to continue this thread. Thanks for posting.

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PRWinnan

Polentswa area in the Kgalagadi

 

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Sharifa

African Fish Eagle - Kruger

 

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africaaddict

Zebra pan blur

Captured these guys along the shoreline of Lake Manze, Selous GR- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens 80-400 AF-S
Focal Length 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/15 s
Aperture f/25
ISO/Film 100
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Skipping water

Most lions have an inherent fear of water, none more so than when they are cubs, here this young female skipped across a shallow section of Lake Ndutu like it was on fire! :)
Light was at a premium here, so a monochrome conversion with a slight warming tint was more forgiving in this case.
Lake Ndutu- Nth Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D4
Lens Nikkor 500 f/4 VRII
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/400 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 3200
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An evening drink

This image was taken in extremely low light, unfortunately (for photographers) in the evening is often the time when most Ele's come down to drink.
Moremi GR, Botswana

 

Camera NIKON D3
Lens 500VR
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/4 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 3200

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The big stare down

It was a hot late October afternoon in the Sth Luangwa when I witnessed the local Nsefu pride take down not one but two buffalo!

An amazing scene to witness that still continued into early morning.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens 500VR
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/250 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 6400
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"Metro"

This is Metro one of 3 bros pride leaders of the MGM trio.
Metro, Goldwyn & Mayer, so named for their joint leadership of the "Hollywood" pride. Added a slight warming filter in PS to enhance the B&W conversion

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens 500VR
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Aperture f/5.6
ISO/Film 800
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The night stalker

We came upon this fine male leopard whilst on a night drive one hot November evening in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, he was teamed up with a female and they were on a mating mission.

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens 70-200 VRII
Focal Length 200mm
Shutter Speed 1/160 s
Aperture f/2.8
ISO/Film 1600
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Cheetah bros silhouette

Looking like something out of a 1940's opening horror film scene, I created this silhouette my simply taking down the exposure and converting to B&W.

The vignette effect is natural and is just the low evening thunderstorm cloud build up.
Would of course loved to have had the third bros up and clear, instead of looking like the worlds longest cat!.....but these things are made to challenge you.
Masai Mara, Kenya Oct 2010.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens 500VR
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/1250 s
Aperture f/8
ISO/Film 800

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Waiting for mum

I spent over two hours with this pair (the other higher up) whilst an electrical storm raged close by inthe hope that mum may show, not to be.
Chipela Chayumba region, Northern Mfuwe. Sth Luangwa NP- Zambia

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens 70-200VRII
Focal Length 200mm
Shutter Speed 1/640 s
Aperture f/7.1
ISO/Film 1600
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Relentless enemies

This was certainly the case on this late and hot October afternoon in the Sth Luangwa when I witnessed the local Nsefu pride take down not one but two buffalo!
An amazing scene to witness that still continued into early morning.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/500 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 6400

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Baobab forest dawn patrol

The Ruaha NP is home to huge areas of the baobab tree, they make for dramatic landscapes, especially when you have the local pride male "grumpy" taking a dwan patrol through them.
Some of these majestic trees have been aged at over 2500 years!

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens 70-200 f/2.8VRII
Focal Length 70mm
Shutter Speed 1/80 s
Aperture f/7.1
ISO/Film 1600
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Face off

The "no-tip" lioness and master huntress faces off against one of two buffalo they brought down.
It was a late and hot October afternoon in the Sth Luangwa when I witnessed this amazing encounter that still continued into early morning.
Sth Luangwa NP - Zambia.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens Nikkor f/4 500 VRII
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/200 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 6400

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Just a walk in the park

The Ruaha Nat Park that is ;)

On this particular morning we would have seen over 2000 elephant, all making their way to and from the Ruaha River for a refreshment.
It made for spectacular viewing in the midst of a beautiful green season which is the ele's favourite time of year with food in plentiful supply and screamed for a B&W conversion.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens Nikkor 80-400 AF-S
Focal Length 80mm
Shutter Speed 1/250 s
Aperture f/14
ISO/Film 800
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Off to hunt

This cheetah mum had just left her 3 very young cubs to head out hunting.

She had safely hidden them in the marsh area where she gave birth. Added a slight warming filter in PS to enhance the B&W conversion.
Ndutu- Tanzania

 

Camera NIKON D4
Lens Nikkor 500 f/4 VRII +1.4tc
Focal Length 700mm
Shutter Speed 1/1000 s
Aperture f/6.3
ISO/Film 800

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Giraffe feast

This female lay threatening claims to an advancing male who wanted to crash the feasting party.
Ruaha NP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens 80-400 AF-S VRII
Focal Length 400mm
Shutter Speed 1/160 s
Aperture f/8
ISO/Film 800
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Cheers Marc

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