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Offline growweblaar

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Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« on: September 03, 2007, 10:22:04 pm »
Nothing bike related here, except for some real Wild Dogs ;D. Some snaps from my recent visit to the Kruger Park...







































All pictures taken with a Canon Powershot A610 digital point+shoot.
 

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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007, 10:47:43 pm »
Must say the resembelence to some of the pics of members is remarkable - dontcha think?
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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2007, 11:01:34 pm »
how long in the park cos you saw a lot

 that is one tall girafe, good pics
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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 01:34:31 pm »
Awesome photos, growweblaar! Some postcard shots, and some I want as a background!

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Perfect composition and lighting in both cases, IMO
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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 03:53:09 pm »
bliksim.... nice pics.. and that from a 'point and shoot" (not meant derogatory, just in relation to the really expensive cams out there)

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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007, 09:55:49 am »
Yeah, these new digital mik+druk cameras are awesome (my Canon is a few years old, so has max 5 megapixels, but I find that's enough for most applications).

In the past I used an old manual SLR, which helps you to get the basics right. I normally shoot on the Program (P) mode - not Auto (A) - since I can adjust sensitivity (ISO), exposure compensation (EF) and also the flash. I rarely use the more specialised modes.

The two things I miss from my SLR, especially for nature/wildlife, is the long lens and my polarizing filter. I'm tempted to splash out and get a digital SLR and +- 400mm lens, but I can't justify the expense for the use it will get!  :P

PS  Nicki, if you're serious about those pics as backgrounds, I'll send you the hi-res versions if you want...
 

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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2007, 12:08:56 pm »
very nice GB

those WD's sure are cute

awesome pics - that giraffe in the sunset is perfect - looks like an awesome holiday
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Re: Real Wild Dogs and other wildlife
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007, 04:45:51 pm »
Some great shots here ... thanks for sharing.
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