2018-06-17: Monthly Photo Projects – Birds

I had planned on creating a post about hummingbirds this week, but it’s just not going to happen.  I have been out taking photos of them as much as possible, but I haven’t had a chance to edit them yet.  As it’s Father’s Day today, I want to spend time with Pops rather than at my computer editing images.

Below is a selection of bird images from my travels that I haven’t had a chance to share yet.

Hummingbirds next week – I promise.

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A huge gathering of marabou storks and white backed vultures on the banks of the Boteti River in Botswana.  May, 2017.
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Groups of darters and cormorants in the early morning fog at one of the dams on Phinda Game Reserve.  A few hippos in there for good measure 🙂

 

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A pair of tawny eagles spotted in the Okavango Delta.  May 2017.
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My best guess at identification is a banded snake eagle.  This bird was up and away very quickly; spotted on a game drive through Amboseli National Park.  September, 2016.
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A Coqui Francolin spotted in the Masai Mara.  September, 2016.

2018-04-29: Kenya Highlights Video

I’ve had a great time over the past 10 days reviewing all of my video clips from my time in Kenya and putting together some highlights as the last instalment of my wide angles only project.  With the exception of the lion cub video clip, which was shot on a Panasonic FX1000, all clips were done on the Gopro, and I edited and built the video using the free Gopro studio software.

 

If you missed the video from Uganda, you can find that here.

Wishing everyone a fantastic week ahead.  It’s time for me to ponder what my topic will be for May.

 

2018-04-22: Wide Angles – Stitched Panoramas

I had planned to put together my GoPro clips from Kenya this week, but time slipped away from me, so I have had to put that off until next week.  Instead, I am sharing some of the stitched panorama images I have created over several trips.

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The landscape is rather unremarkable, but I saw this lone impala running and took some shots hoping I could create something like this.  Botswana, 2015.
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A beautiful sunset to accompany a sundowner drinks stop on Phinda.  South Africa, May 2017.
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The vast skies of the Masai Mara.
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A group of giraffes amongst the fever trees.  Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Kenya.
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Sunrise over the Masai Mara.  Kenya, 2016.

2018-03-20: WPC: I’d rather be…

There’s a simple answer to the question posed in this week’s photo challenge “Where would you rather be?”.

I’d rather be on safari!

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I’d rather be watching the sun set over the bush with a glass of wine in hand, and great company to have a chat with.
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I’d rather be watching the birds from the shade of a lodge veranda.
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I’d rather be looking out at the vast expanse of the universe, listening to the sounds of the bush at night.
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I’d rather be taking the opportunity to discover new cultures.
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I’d rather be out learning and experiencing different ways of life.
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I’d rather be looking at this view over lunch, than working away on my computer. 
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I’d rather be dealing with this type of traffic while out for a drive.
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And of course, I’d much rather be hanging around with elephants.

 

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2017-11-27: Monochrome Monday

I was a bit delayed in getting this posted, so I will keep this post nice and brief.  Just an elephant at their scratching tree to start the week.  I think elephants are a good way to start any week 🙂

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An elephant at a tree that was being used as a scratching post by the whole herd.  Kenya, September 2016.

 

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2017-10-30: Monochrome Monday

Isn’t this little guy just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?  I spotted him on my last afternoon in the Masai Mara, and while he started out acting all tough, he soon realized that we weren’t any type of threat, and relaxed completely.

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Baby elephant in the Masai Mara.  Kenya, September 2016.

 

 

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