Uganda

Discussion in 'Nature' started by mw1, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. mw1

    mw1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 4, 2012
    This trip was a perfect use of m43rds in my view. Hiking long distances through thick jungle in big mountains needing to quick-draw to catch fast-moving wild animals...not sure it would have been possible covering the range I could using a larger system. Had the 100-300 on a camera mounted on one hip, the 75/1.8 on the other. Sure, it would have been nice to have the 150/2.8...but we can't have everything...Omitting lots, but don't wanna overpost:

    Up first, mountain gorillas, only 900 left on the planet, 600 in this one park. All with the 75/1.8.

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    Chimps, 75/1.8 & 100-300

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    Various old-world monkeys (grey-cheeked mangabey, ugandan red colobus, eastern black and white colobus), all with the 100-300.

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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Fantastic series! Please post more!!!!!!
     
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  3. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    :thiagree:
     
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  4. What an amazing experience to have had. Thanks for giving us a glimpse!
     
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  5. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Great set, love to see more.
     
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  6. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 24, 2012
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    Phil Savory
    Fantastic set of images.. thanks for the post, for the gorillas, where you about 10 -15 metres away?
     
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  7. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Good stuff.

    Do we have a dedicated thread for monkeys, apes and primates? If not it'd be fun to start one.
     
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  8. mw1

    mw1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 4, 2012
    Thanks all. Definitely unbelievably grateful to have gone. re phil - most gorilla shots pictures from probably 5m, but the youngsters definitely got a whole lot closer than that...like touching--not a big deal to be too close for the 75, because I was also probably too terrified to take a picture anyway (although they're completely non-violent and non-aggressive).

    Here's a few more:

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  9. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
    Dan
    National Geographic stuff there.
     
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  10. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2011
    Spectacular. The first image is just awesome.
     
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  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    You're a regular Dian Fossey :smile:
     
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