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Sri Lanka, any help please on wildlife and photography?

 
Neilyb
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Jan 31, 2017 06:03 |  #1

We are visiting Sri Lanka over Easter for 12 days. I know there are plenty of opportunities to shoot a range of wildlife but does anybody know the better places/parks to visit? Would I need a white prime or can I get away with the 100-400 on my 5D4 (I am guessing birds would be plentiful) ?

Any other nature based photography tips/locations welcome :)


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Jan 31, 2017 10:51 |  #2

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Hey, Neil!

Your post inspired me to look up Sri Lanka on Wikipedia. When I came to the Flora and Fauna section I was really surprised to see just how much wildlife diversity there is!
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Are you going there just for photography, or are you going for other reasons, with photography being something that you will fit into a bit of free time?

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Feb 01, 2017 02:10 |  #3

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18260577 (external link)
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Hey, Neil!

Your post inspired me to look up Sri Lanka on Wikipedia. When I came to the Flora and Fauna section I was really surprised to see just how much wildlife diversity there is!
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg ...Sri_Lanka#Flora_and​_fauna (external link)

Are you going there just for photography, or are you going for other reasons, with photography being something that you will fit into a bit of free time?

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Hi Tom, thanks for that. It is a family holiday and we might be moving around a little, hence my hesitation to take the 500 f4, plus other lenses and two bodies :| Pretty sure I would miss it though ;) Although the 100-400 plus TC works surprisingly well on the 5D4.

There really are plenty of national parks and wildlife seems abundant.


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May 10, 2017 06:46 |  #4

Well in the end I took the 200-400 to cover all eventualities. Worked out quite well although on a real wildlife trip I would prefer 500 and 100-400, quite often animals or birds are just that bit too far (like leopards in trees :) )

But the 200-400 performed well for the big stuff, sometimes too close and having to stitch images... :)


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