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    Quote Originally Posted by Juha S. View Post
    Some great shots from AndyT and Navigator.

    Here is my fist samples form my last trip from mighty African continent.

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    Lion King Chobe NP Botswana
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    Juha, I saw these a day or so ago and am still trying to put words to the awe I have for your sensitivity to good light and composition. Bravo, wildlife photography at it's best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BroJ View Post
    Stunning Juha, as usual.....
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    Incredible Juha!

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    Stunning!
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    Juha, I saw these a day or so ago and am still trying to put words to the awe I have for your sensitivity to good light and composition. Bravo, wildlife photography at it's best!
    Thank you very much !

    One more cat from Chobe plus not best in quality but one of the best moments from Mana Pools.Wild-dogs hunting of cape Buffalo.


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    Wild-dogs Mana Pools Zimbabwe
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    Fantastic images Juha !
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    I was faffing around with depth of field. The background is perhaps a bit too much out of focus. But the flower seems sharp even zoomed in quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juha S. View Post
    Thank you very much !

    One more cat from Chobe plus not best in quality but one of the best moments from Mana Pools.Wild-dogs hunting of cape Buffalo.


    Lion King Chobe NP Botswana by Juha Soikkeli, on Flickr


    Wild-dogs Mana Pools Zimbabwe
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    Incredible Juha!
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    Golden cotton. Click image for larger version. 

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    An over edit of a pack of wild dogs we found in the Kruger this past week. Going to make a nice big canvas from it. Had the 70-200 on as gf had the long lens. Can see I need to go change the crop on the rhinos.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifmonster View Post
    An over edit of a pack of wild dogs we found in the Kruger this past week. Going to make a nice big canvas from it. Had the 70-200 on as gf had the long lens. Can see I need to go change the crop on the rhinos.Click image for larger version. 

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    Awesome shots

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    When you are finding nothing but Impala in the Kruger...Click image for larger version. 

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    So these guys in the garden while having a braai yesterday

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    Any comments welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds View Post
    So these guys in the garden while having a braai yesterday

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    Any comments welcome.
    Very cool Picture JDs, can go in the macro section too, seems like a macro lens? What were the settings? Maybe try three different photos each focusing at a different point and stack them using gimp? Or aperture up to get more in focus if that is what you want? F9 or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifmonster View Post
    Very cool Picture JDs, can go in the macro section too, seems like a macro lens? What were the settings? Maybe try three different photos each focusing at a different point and stack them using gimp? Or aperture up to get more in focus if that is what you want? F9 or so?
    Hi Gifmonster thanks for the comment. I actually snapped these with my 50mm lens, struggling with the focus as the where moving quick and I had to get in close. I am not sure about the settings, I will have to go and look. I still need to add a macro to the line up. I will remember the apurture next time. I have not tried the stacking with GImp, will surely have a look, thank you.

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    [QUOTE=lekhubu943;4298209]I was faffing around with depth of field. The background is perhaps a bit too much out of focus. But the flower seems sharp even zoomed in quite a bit.

    [lekhubu943 - isn't it wonderful to play around with camera settings.....especially in my case where I am learning all hte time. When you said you were "faffing around" with DOF settings - I just the other day was "faffing around" with exposures.....and after eventually learning about white birds ---stopped down two full stops and for hte first time can see the feathers on the Little Egret fishing at Melkbos as opposed to me usually always over exposing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XisBo View Post
    .... - isn't it wonderful to play around with camera settings.....especially in my case where I am learning all hte time. When you said you were "faffing around" with DOF settings - I just the other day was "faffing around" with exposures.....and after eventually learning about white birds ---stopped down two full stops and for hte first time can see the feathers on the Little Egret fishing at Melkbos as opposed to me usually always over exposing.

    That is a beautiful photo! I just want to reach out and touch those feathers

    It is great fun to play around and digital makes it so easy. Just image we were still in the days of film. Unfortunately I get very little time and opportunity to work with my camera, so my learning curve is frustratingly flat.
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    [QUOTE=Juha S.;4295823]Thank you very much !

    One more cat from Chobe plus not best in quality but one of the best moments from Mana Pools.Wild-dogs hunting of cape Buffalo.


    Lion King Chobe NP Botswana by Juha Soikkeli, on Flickr


    Wild-dogs Mana Pools Zimbabwe
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    Agree Juha - once in a life time to capture the wild-dogs harassing a buffalo. Mint pics - well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by XisBo View Post

    Agree Juha - once in a life time to capture the wild-dogs harassing a buffalo. Mint pics - well done
    Thank you XisBo.

    Nice Impala fight picture from Gifmonster and jds's beetle…

    Some more from Mana Pools.

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    Mana Pools NP Zimbabwe by Juha Soikkeli, on Flickr

    Wild dogs Mana Pools NP Zimbabwe by Juha Soikkeli, on Flickr


    Crocodiles Mana Pools NP Zimbabwe by Juha Soikkeli, on Flickr


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    Wow Again Incredible pictures Juha!!! I really need to go there and get that light! and elephants being dwarfed by trees! Absolutely beautiful!
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    And making the bokkie look even more delicate. Brilliant pic

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