Africa!

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Humiliated_grape, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Humiliated_grape

    Humiliated_grape Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Melanie
    In January, I went on a tour through Africa (visiting Zambia, Botswana and South Africa). I took my E-PL3 with my m.Zuiko 14-42mm and m.Zuiko 40-150mm lenses. I'd only just got this camera less than a month earlier, so it was a pretty steep learning curve, but I ended up getting some shots I was really proud of. In most cases, these lenses were plenty for my needs. But the odd time, it just wasn't enough reach so I missed out on some potentially good photos. Here are some pics:

    Zambia:
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    P1181106 by Mel_Robson, on Flickr

    Botswana (Mostly Chobe National Park):
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    P1201717 by Mel_Robson, on Flickr

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    P1201519 by Mel_Robson, on Flickr

    South Africa (Mostly Kruger National Park):
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    P1252729 by Mel_Robson, on Flickr

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    (Credit goes to my sister for the one below - I couldn't get as good a shot due to shaky hands)
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    P1252741 by Mel_Robson, on Flickr


    More photos (for those interested) can be found at my Flickr page - Flickr Photostream
     
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  2. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    When you go to put your image address in the little box that pops up after you click on the images button ( mountain ) be sure and erase the http:// that is already there if what you paste in already has the http://. :smile:

    And hurry up. I wanna see the pics. :tongue:
     
  3. pheaukus

    pheaukus Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 22, 2012
  4. Humiliated_grape

    Humiliated_grape Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Jul 8, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Melanie
    *Phew* Technical crisis averted! Thanks for the help, guys :D 
     
  5. Great work. What an experience!
     
  6. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Thank you for sharing your experience through these images. I envy you for having the opportunity to travel there. One day I shall find the time to do so.
     
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Great stuff - thanks for sharing & hope you enjoyed yourself! :smile:
     
  8. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    Some really great shots. I think I also envy you for a trip like that.
     
  9. Jorg.S

    Jorg.S Mu-43 Regular

    Great shots!
    Would love to go there some day.
     
  10. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Wow nice photos! I'm surprised you were able to get in so close with only 150mm (or did you crop?).
     
  11. Humiliated_grape

    Humiliated_grape Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Jul 8, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Melanie
    Thanks! None of those photos are cropped, as far as I can remember. We were pretty lucky how close we got. With the lions, we went on a "lion walk" in Zambia, so we got to actually pat them and stuff. Those lions pictures were taken from about 2-3 metres away. It would have been nicer at times to have a bit more reach, because we did come across a pride of lions that were just a little bit far away to get a good shot!
     
  12. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Amazing shots Mel .. Well done
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
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