I am not sure if this is going to work because I am sitting in Twee Rivieren (in the park) right now and I just want to post a photo or two of my current trip. First of all, the photos were developed on my laptop (not great) – so I am sure about the quality. I am struggling will my colour profile on this laptop. Also, the Internet connection is very slow. But lets give it a try.
Arrived yesterday around 17H00 at Twee Rivieren and had a quick drive up to Rooiputs. Nothing really happening except this jackal with some backlighting.
BB jackal with backlight
Nikon D800, Nikon 200mm-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO800, 1/3200, f4, exposure comp = -0.7, Aperture priority, WB = sun.
This morning I was busy taking photos of a Gabar goshawk taking a bath at the big hole near Kji Kji when this lion appeared and started to drink water.
Nikon D3S, Nikon 600mm lens with 1.4 convertor = 850mm, ISO1250, 1/8000, f5.6, exposure comp = -0.7, Aperture priority, WB = sun. As you can see from my camera settings, I was still prepared for the goshawk to take off from its bath. Totally forgot to change the camera settings.
Lion reflection 1
Nikon D3S, Nikon 600mm lens, ISO200, 1/3200, f4, exposure comp = -0.7, Aperture priority, WB = sun. This time my camera settings were better – I had some time to adjust it.
On my way back to Twee Rivieren, I came across this secretary bird drinking water at Houmoed water hole – just not the right time of the day, unfortunately.
Secretary bird drinking water 1
Nikon D3S, Nikon 600mm lens, ISO640, 1/5000, f5.6, exposure comp = -0.3, Aperture priority, WB = sun.
Tomorrow I am off to Mata Mata, then it is Nossob and I’ll be back at Twee Rivieren on Friday afternoon. So no more internet/cellphone connection until Friday.
Untill next time, keep on shooting!!!