My African safari

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davdenic, Mar 18, 2016.

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  1. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
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    David D.
    Hi, i'm just back from my safari in Tanzania, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
    7 days with EM5ii 40-150/2.8 + mc14
    here some photos
    I took 7106 shots in 7 days.

    25200970434_3b44966ca9_o.jpg Thirsty Lion, Ngorongoro by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25209060214_1291576b54_o.jpg Leopard on a tree by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25744164332_69bc71a6cc_o.jpg Breakfast in the savannah, Lion eats Zebra by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25864107665_88c4e11250_o.jpg mom and kittens by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25580453120_a2384027d7_o.jpg Full-frame elephant by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25258184093_c36cfd0bd7_o.jpg Martial eagle by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25908066585_5c4e1a530c_o.jpg Grey Crowned Crane by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25863552796_abbaf3b483_o.jpg Baboon family by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25908883535_a481651831_o.jpg Let's dance by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25283938363_591214933f_o.jpg Serval cat crossing road in Serengeti by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25282059873_455d007dbf_o.jpg Agama agama by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25910104215_26abdc1a5e_o.jpg Lions on a Tree by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25834057971_527e9930ff_o.jpg Scavengers by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25628197810_3e6fe0a028_o.jpg Elephants for scale by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25807171992_f672c7394e_o.jpg Stripes, stripes everywhere by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25902072256_0dc6a46ea0_o.jpg Mud bath for the big guy by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25340995633_4aee714a6b_o.jpg that look by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25955728886_aef8e89a28_o.jpg Giraffe's tickbirds by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25860902432_4cdb8c89af_o.jpg Nubian Woodpecker by David Denicolò, on Flickr

    25981754275_7383276776_o.jpg leopard and prey on a tree in Serengeti by David Denicolò, on Flickr
     
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  2. marktegethoff

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    Mark Tegethoff
    That elephant portrait is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. Kalifornier

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    Fantastic shots! The proper way to shoot wildlife.
     
  4. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

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    USA
    Nice! I, too, like the tight/head type shots. I do like the way the leopard and tree stand out from the background though. We'll be in the same places in July, also going up to Maasai Mara for a couple of days.

    Did you find that you were usually using the teleconverter? My plan is to have a GX8 and a GX7, usually with 14-140mm and 100-300mm mounted. Also carrying a 9-18mm. A similar setup worked well for me in the south a few years ago.
     
  5. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    David D.
    I shot mostly with the 40-150/2.8 + mc14 @f/5.6 to have really sharp images.
    sometimes without the teleconverter when the animal was too close or the light too low.
    With the 100-300 you should be ok in good light.


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  6. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Congrats! Excellent shots!!!!
     
  7. davdenic

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    David D.
    i added 3 more photos :)
    baboon family, grey crowned crane, and a dancing baboon :)
     
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  8. Clicka

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    Peter Campbell
    Awesome. Love them all. Great stuff. Look forward to more.
     
  9. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

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    David D.
    added 3 more
    serval cat, i was lucky to see that rare cat
    agama lizard
    lions on a tree
     
  10. jssaraiva

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    José Saraiva
    Great stuff!


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  11. turbodieselvw

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  12. Duncan

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    Absolutely wonderful pictures!
     
  13. bigboysdad

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    The lioness in the last picture is clearly visualising the family dinner.
     
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  14. MRM

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    Matt
    Wow great pics. I just went with the same combo to the same places but didn't see as much as you it seems. No cheetahs and a lot less lions. Should have gone for 7 days like you but Kilimanjaro was our first priority. Seems like you were closer to much of the action as well. Love the framing in the baby baboon and the lions in tree shot.
     
  15. Repp

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    I've not had much experience shooting wildlife... But an African Photo Safari is definitely on my bucket list. That and maybe a trip to Iceland. Great shots.
     
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  16. davdenic

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    David D.
    We were lucky and with expert guides. But mostly lucky. For example about the photo of the lion drinking, we were at the right place right time, the other car missed him due a problem to a wheel.
    And we saw 3 - I said three - times the Serval. And 6 times leopards.
    But also we waited for long time when the leopard decided to climb off the tree, all other cars leaved just few minutes before.
    A safari is a matter of patience and lucky :)



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  17. davdenic

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    David D.
    added new photos
    scavengers
    elephant scale
    stripes
    mud bath
    :)
     
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  18. davdenic

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    David D.
    added 4 more
    BW lion "that look"
    giraffe tickbirds
    nubian woodpecker
    leopard and prey on a tree
     
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  19. Clicka

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    Peter Campbell
    Jeez! They keep getting better if that's possible. Astounding.
     
  20. banj911

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    Fabulous!!