Tag: Mara

  • Topaz AI Software Review

    Topaz AI Software Review

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    I typically refrain from reviewing software since functionality and technology evolve even more rapidly than new cameras and lenses. Nevertheless, occasionally, a standout piece deserves a thorough exploration. Topaz AI is a prime example of this. Image Test 1Results 1Results 2Image Test 2Conclusion Postprocess Workflow For more than two decades, I’ve been utilizing both Macs…

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  • Crocodile Vs. Zebra Encounter

    Crocodile Vs. Zebra Encounter

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    An Alternative to The Great Migration The mention of an African safari often evokes images of dramatic scenes like this Crocodile Vs. Zebra encounter. Perhaps you’ve seen hungry wild lions pursuing their prey or herds of wildebeest charging across rivers. While these events do occur, most hunting attempts are unsuccessful, especially for smaller prides. At…

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  • Cheetah Revisited – Malika

    Cheetah Revisited – Malika

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    40mm 1/500 f7.1 iso 640 – One of the cubs kisses my lens 121mm 1/1250 f7.1 iso 250 – At one point we had 4 cheetahs on the vehicle I’ve been lucky to meet Malika on every photo safari. Last year we had a unique encounter with her so I was looking forward to seeing…

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  • Safari Photography – OPC Magazine

    Safari Photography – OPC Magazine

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      Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine have published a well put together 5 page spread covering my Mara Safari. Here are some of my favorite images and some I liked that didn’t quite make the cut. The article highlights the gear and techniques I commonly use as well as the essentials for booking a photo safari.…

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  • Mara Six – Cheetah Family

    Mara Six – Cheetah Family

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    After a gestation period of around three months a cheetah can give birth to up to nine cubs. Unfortunately it’s common for 70% of her litter to be killed by hyenas and other predators. When I see cheetah cubs on safari I see an average of three, occasionally four cubs. Last month while leading a…

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  • 24 Hours in The Mara

    24 Hours in The Mara

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    The Mara is a relatively small park (1,510 sq. km) when compared to Kruger (19,455 sq km) or the Serengeti (14,763 sq km). For me this is a huge advantage, after numerous visits over the the last 30 years I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the ‘Big Five’ after only one or two days. Many visitors…

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  • Wildlife at 20,000 ISO!

    Wildlife at 20,000 ISO!

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    25,600 iso 60mm D700 My favourite Nikon body for shooting late night city and documentary style images is the D700. It’s a full frame low mega pixel camera which means that the pixels it contains have a large surface area that can gather lots of light. The shortfall is that the camera is a few…

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