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Let's see some more silhouettes: has anyone got anything to share?

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Wild Dogger

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PT123

Not truly a silhouette but quite a sight as the black dot coming over the hill in the distance came into focus

 

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Peter Connan

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ZaminOz

What camera settings do you guys use to get these great sunset silhouette photos? All mine just turn out kak... And how much of it is post processing?

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Peter Connan

I am not sure I am an expert, but I just under-expose by 1 or more stops and if I want some red I use a shadow white balance setting.

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penolva
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Game Warden

@@penolva Great stuff Pen!

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penolva

Thanks been meaning to put some on for a while. Pen

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Game Warden

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In the Mara. My not so great attempt at a silhouette...


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Anthilltiger

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana (2010)

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Marabou stork silhouette: Serengeti NP, Tanzania (2011)

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Waterbuck silhouette: Selous GR, Tanzania (2013)

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Serengeti NP, Tanzania (2013)

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Morkel Erasmus

Lovely shots everyone. That opening impala shot is awesome!!

 

Here are some taken in Etosha last year...

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KhakiF

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Whyone?

Posted elsewhere, but it fits here too I guess.

 

Mana Pools, October 2013.

 

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PCNW

Ok, here go a boat load of silhouettes or silly wets. Many have been posted before in my trip reports.

 

Tanzania:

 

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Zanzibar:

 

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Phinda:

 

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Sabi Sabi:

 

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Tswalu:

 

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This last one has no saturation or vibrance applied, only noise reduction and sharpening. This was exactly the color that evening.

 

Now I'll get back to my chores that I was avoiding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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africaaddict

A collection here from some recent trips to Ruaha & South Luangwa:

 

 

Leopardess sunrise gazing

For me a once in a lifetime image, when I realised just what might happen, I began to tremble with anticipation!
She placed herself perfectly as she stopped her descent as if to admire the beautiful sunrise.
Ruaha NP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens Nikon 80-400 AF-S
Focal Length 90mm
Shutter Speed 1/5000 s
Aperture f/4.5
ISO/Film 3200

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Off to bed!

This adult was watching over the juvenile's ascent.

Each night troops of Yellow Baboon would roost in the canopy of these Hyphaene palms to best avoid predators such as leopard.
Ruaha NP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens 500 f/4 VRII
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/80 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 6400
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Lone Gnu

Found this lone gnu on it's own trundling along the edge of Lake Ndutu @ Sunrise.
Ndutu, Northern Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens Nikkor 80-400AF-S
Focal Length 200mm
Shutter Speed 1/2500 s
Aperture f/7.1
ISO/Film 400
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Hogging the spotlight!

A 3 year old male Leopard out on patrol,
taking advantage of one of our camp vehicle's spot light from the front allowed me this different perspective from the usual front lit form. -2.7EV .
South Luangwa Nat Park- Zambia

 

Camera NIKON D3S
Lens 70-200 f/2.8 VRII
Focal Length 200mm
Shutter Speed 1/100 s
Aperture f/2.8
ISO/Film 1600
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Sunset feeding

A lone crocodile watches over yellow-billed storks feeding @ sunset on the Luangwa River.

South Luangwa NP- Zambia.

 

Camera NIKON D4
Lens Nikkor 500 f/4 VRII
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/80 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 3200
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Sunrise dismount

The leopardess Furaha leaping down to a gorgeous sunrise background,

most wildlife photographers know just how difficult that is to get those two combinations to come together, sometimes....not all the time, with a lot of patience one is rewarded!
Ruaha NP- Tanzania.

 

Camera NIKON D700
Lens 80-400 AF-S
Focal Length 105mm
Shutter Speed 1/2500 s
Aperture f/4.8
ISO/Film 3200
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Branch stacking.

A trio of vervet monkeys @ sunset, getting ready to cross to the safety of thicker treed canopy for the night.
South Luangwa Nat Park- Zambia.

 

Camera NIKON D4
Lens Nikkor 500 f/4 VRII
Focal Length 500mm
Shutter Speed 1/125 s
Aperture f/4
ISO/Film 5600
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Cheers

Marc

Edited by africaaddict

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TonyQ

@@africaaddict

Excellent photos - it is really helpful to see the settings you used also

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Peter Connan

Lovely!

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Sar4h

These are simply stunning!

@@PCNW - The leopards back is phenomenal!!

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Tom Kellie

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Lionesses in Silhouette



Photographed on 28 January, 2015 at 11:31 am in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 200, 1/1000 sec., f/8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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~ These lionesses were resting in shade on a bluff overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River. They scarcely stirred from their vigilant reveries when we arrived, ostensibly long accustomed to the sound of camera shutters.



The edge of their darkened silhouette juxtaposed against the brightly sunlit dry river emphasized their potential energy, should suitable prey saunter into their field of vision.


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Ben mosquito

@@africaaddict your leopard silhouettes are absolutely fantastic.

 

a little pole party on the Okavongo river.

 

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pomkiwi

Inspired by @janzin's Mara report and @Game Warden's exhortation to post to this thread.....

 

A sunrise Topi taken whilst at Porini Lion in Jackson's favourite sunrise spot!

 

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Nikon D7200, 80-400 mm lens @400mm. 1/6400, f5.6, ISO 2000.

 

I think the ISO could have usefully been lowered but other than the rising sun the light was very poor.

 

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pomkiwi

Another Mara silhouette

 

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An evening shot. Nikon D7200, 80-400mmlens @185mm. 1/1000 sec, f/5.3, ISO640

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janzin

ha @pomkiwi I guess Jackson took us to the same exact spot! But we had Giraffes and impala, no Topi.

 

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Nikon D500, 200-500VR lens, ISO 140 (first image) 100 (2nd image.) Using Auto ISO at 1/500 second F5.6

 

 

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Peter Connan

Beautiful photos @pomkiwi and @janzin!

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