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Peter Connan

These were taken in the Klaserie last weekend:

 

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Nikon D7000 + 500mm f4 1/160th @ f4 and ISO800, hand-held.

 

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Nikon D7000 + 12-24 f4 @ 24mm, 1/200th @ f16 and ISO100, tripod.

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the sun setting over Lake Karibia - viewed from Rhino Safari Camp

Sunset over the Zambezi and hills of Zambia, Mana Pools October 2013.   The birds flying above the sun are quellia, returning home to roost in Zambia. Huge flocks of quellia were an unusual feature

Namibian sunset (near Okaukuejo, Etosha, September 2013)

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Tom Kellie

Dreaming of Africa from my window, new years morning. Very Africa like.

 

I know, we are in the bush of Virginia, so this is a " Dreaming Africa Sunrise"

Usually the oystermen are sailing by on the way to work....love it.

 

 

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~ @@graceland

 

That's a stunningly beautiful sunrise!

And you claim not to be much of a photographer! Hmph!

That's so well composed, with the rocking chair, Adirondack chairs, deck and boat such pleasing silhouettes.

The red tones exceed description.

By all means take photos this lovely whenever you next go on safari!

Tom K.

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@@Tom Kellie, thank you - I have appreciated my sunrises way more than the sunsets in my "advancing" years, :P

 

This was taken with my Canon powershot 50 hs; easier here at home standing on my deck rather than in a jeep trying to focus on a moving cheetah! But I am trying! Plus I took several and deleted most of them!

 

20 sec that was quick!!

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@@Tom Kellie, thank you - I have appreciated my sunrises way more than the sunsets in my "advancing" years, :P

 

This was taken with my Canon powershot 50 hs; easier here at home standing on my deck rather than in a jeep trying to focus on a moving cheetah! But I am trying! Plus I took several and deleted most of them!

 

20 sec that was quick!!

 

~ @@graceland

 

It's not at all ‘being neighborly’ for me to reiterate that your Eastern Shore sunrise image is SERIOUSLY GOOD!

The framing, so as to include trees on both sides and to have the silhouettes near the shore, is nearly ideal.

Were I to have taken such an image, it would be more than a ‘keeper’ — it would be forwarded to a raft of friends and family as a little gift.

Yours truly grew up with a Summer/vacation home situated on a forested parcel of land on the Straits of Juan de Fuca, way out on the West End of the Olympic Peninsula of the State of Washington.

Years of sunrises and sunsets there cultivated a strong love of transition times, when light rays are bent with a bewitching effect.

You're like me — we both take a blizzard of shots then select the best.

Were it possible, I'd increase your confidence level as a photographer. Your future safaris may have the most stunning opportunities yet. Recording what you see with your trusty PowerShot 50 HS is certainly possible.

Ha! The 20 sec. search time may be because through the years here in Beijing I've learned how to tease out hard-to-obtain information from the frequently opaque Internet.

Many thanks for posting such a fine image. I'm a fan of Adirondack chairs so was very pleased to notice the silhouettes of yours.

Tom K.

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Paul T

South Luangwa NP, August 2014 . Another sunset in the valley ....

 

 

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South Luangwa NP, August 2014 . Another sunset in the valley ....

 

~ @@Paul T

 

What a grand sunset!

The dark color tones are especially attractive.

The double reflection is so fine — your image is tops!

Thank you for posting it in this forum.

Tom K.

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KaingU Lodge

Isaac and Kaley (guides) looking out over Kafue NP and the Namwala GMA

 

 

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Tom Kellie

Isaac and Kaley (guides) looking out over Kafue NP and the Namwala GMA

 

~ @@KaingU Lodge

 

Yours truly is poor at discerning the difference between sunrise and sunset.

Was this excellent image made in the morning...or in the evening?

It's such an atmospheric shot, conveying the sense of reflection — richly meaningful time.

Very nice, as your photos inevitably are.

Tom K.

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KaingU Lodge

@@Tom Kellie

 

Thanks Tom. It was taken at sunset. It is a very special location. Going up there tonight!

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@@Tom Kellie

 

Thanks Tom. It was taken at sunset. It is a very special location. Going up there tonight!

 

~ @@KaingU Lodge

 

I was mistaken.

After looking at it, going back and forth, I finally settled on sunrise.

Pleased to be corrected!

Fortunate the photographer who's going up there tonight.

When am I going to find a way to visit your lodge to see whatever there is to see, camera in hand?

Tom K.

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Sunset over the White Umfolozi river in the iMfolozi NP, Kwa Zulu Natal

 

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Isaac and Kaley (guides) looking out over Kafue NP and the Namwala GMA

 

 

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I love this image - not just the sunset but the 2 guides sitting there to watch it

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a friend of mine was at the lodge last weekend. This trip had been talked about a year ago, 'Congo' came with his PPG and flew some of the river.

 

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KaingU Lodge

And a slightly more 'normal' sunrise (the above one was just before sunset) with no weird flying objects!

 

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IamFisheye

Nairobi NP, Sunrise

 

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A sunset view from Catalina Bay, iSimangaliso, South Africa.

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Tom Kellie

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Meru Sunset in Armagnac Hues



~ Photographed on 20 July, 2015 at 6:24 pm in Meru National Park, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/4000 sec., handheld Manual exposure.



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At the close of the afternoon game drive, we were heading back to the Murera Gate when the skies turned orange. Using a fast shutter speed accentuated the murky tones, rather like fine armagnac.



There was a momentary quiet, no birds, no engine noise, only faint insect sounds. The close of a game drive requires no sundowner when sundown itself is so magnificent.


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TallPaul100

One from my 4 day safari at Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe. These 2 trees were about a mile from the camp on a beautiful sunset evening whilst enjoying a sundowner :D.

​Canon 5D mk2 / 24-105mm at 65mm / ISO 100 / F13 / 1/4 sec with a 0.6nd grad.

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~ @@TallPaul100

 

Such a beautiful sunset, captured at the right moment and at the right time.

Welcome to SafariTalk!

It's very nice of you to join and share your safari photography.

Tom K.

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Nice one @@TallPaul100 keep trying mate and you might get good at this photography one day ;). Hope your trip was as good as you hoped or even better.

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Peter Connan

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Communal weaver's nest, Boegoeberg (southern Kalahari).

 

Nikon D750 + Nikkor 24-120 f4 @ 70mm and f4, 2 seconds @ISO100.

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Tom Kellie

Communal weaver's nest, Boegoeberg (southern Kalahari).

 

Nikon D750 + Nikkor 24-120 f4 @ 70mm and f4, 2 seconds @ISO100.

 

~ @@Peter Connan

 

When I first saw your photograph, I thought that it was a grass thatch beach umbrella which had somehow folded up!

Communal weaver nests get this large? Impressive.

The layers of plum to reddish sky colors set it off so nicely.

Your weekend jaunt to Kalahari was productive!

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

Thanks for the kind words @@Tom Kellie

 

This one is actually not particularly large. These nests sometimes get so large that the pull down the trees or power-lines they are built on...

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elefromoz

Mkomazi, sounds of silence, just us, the staff and the wildlife

 

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Game Warden

Quick, pass me a G&T... ;)

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