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South Africa: 3 weeks and 3 days = 5 lodges and 5 reserves

 
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Aug 14, 2015 18:01 |  #286

@Jake...so you're gonna go with Buddy next year? I hate you. Seriously.

I was just in South Africa in 2013 so I have other commitments but maybe in 2018. This has moved up high on the bucket list (#3 actually). I mean really I want to go next year but I think the CEO might not go for it again so soon. I did, however, explain that this will be a different deal.

Once again @Jake...lucky you. :D (I know you're gonna love the trip)




  
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Aug 16, 2015 02:08 |  #287

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It was now clear that we were able to get too close to use my 100-400mm lens, so I decided to go wide. ... and since we could get sooooo close, I decided to go REAL WIDE. I shot these with a 14mm Rokinon lens (my 'night sky' lens) with manual focus on a 5D MkIII.

I was so close to this event that the big male's tale whacked me in the leg when he raised up to slap one of the young cats that was eating too close to him. I continued to push the limits under JV's supervision when the female turned and hissed at me (2nd image). At that point I realized it was time to back off a few feet. :lol:
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At 14mm !!! OMG !!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Superb thread !! Thanks a lot for sharing


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Aug 16, 2015 05:38 |  #288

Brilliant thread, images and writing up. I have just spent a very enjoyable hour or so going through this. Give us a shout if you want to lead a Zambian trip!:lol:




  
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Aug 16, 2015 17:10 |  #289

Great shots.


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Aug 18, 2015 00:35 |  #290

WOW!!
Inspired me to pick up my camera and head off into the bush RIGHT AWAY!


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Aug 18, 2015 01:04 as a reply to  @ post 17642643 |  #291

Pictures are just awesome :)


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Aug 24, 2015 11:12 |  #292

I just remembered I promised a report on which lens and camera bodies I used most. I was a little surprised at camera body results:

53.6% of shots with 5D MkIII
46.4% with 7D MkII

Lens wise, it was a slam dunk:

92.5% of shots with Canon 100-400mm Ver II (I had two copies, so one on each body)
4.5% with 24-105mm
remainder spit between my 14mm and my 17-40mm.

Overall, I was happy, but I think I had too much overlap with the 1.6x crop sensor and full frame both shooting the 100-400mm lens. When I went to one of my shorter lenses, I was always a bit confused as to whether I should have put the 24-105 on the full frame (probably) or the crop body.

Okay, had to add a last shot or two for the road. Thanks for reading.


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Aug 24, 2015 11:13 |  #293

A few lions


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Aug 24, 2015 11:15 |  #294

me in action and also one wild animal. I will let you guess which is which. With that I end my story.


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Aug 24, 2015 11:18 |  #295

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With that I end my story.

No.

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Aug 25, 2015 21:46 |  #296

Thanks a lot for this wonderful story !


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Aug 26, 2015 18:09 |  #297

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All stories come to and end and so do all safaris. With the sun now down, but color in the sky, JV positioned us near a water hole for our final shots of the evening. I can only hope that if you go on safari, you can end yout trip with quality images and the special feeling we had that evening. As we snapped the last shots, JV put music into the CD player. A strange mix tunes that included of Tracy Chapman and Jimmy Buffett's "My African Friend". It seemed to fit ... but we were shooting tigers in Africa .... but it fit that night.

Following our last shots, we joined JV and Tidi Modise (our 2nd guide/driver on the safari) joined us for a delicious dinner and we had one last chance to hear the thoughts of JV on the future of tigers. JV may not be the answer, but at least he is a voice for change. In the words of JV, "Tread Lightly on the Earth".

I've enjoyed presenting my 5 lodges and 3 reserves. The exchange of thoughts with all participants has been appreciated. Thanks for your kind comments.
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Breathtaking! Thanks so much sharing! A trip like this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl watching "Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom"... One day it'll be a reality!




  
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Aug 26, 2015 18:12 |  #298

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Breathtaking! Thanks so much sharing! A trip like this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl watching "Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom"... One day it'll be a reality!

If you want to know about future trips, PM me and I will add you to the quarterly newsletter.


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Aug 26, 2015 18:18 as a reply to  @ buddy4344's post |  #299

I would love that!




  
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Sep 20, 2015 08:16 |  #300

Where is @buddy4344?

I know he was on a trip to So. Africa.

Are you back?

Do we get another awesome thread to get the juices flowing again for a trip to see the Big Cats?




  
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