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The Great African Photo Safari no. 5, 2013 in Kruger, South Africa

 
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Aug 30, 2013 11:53 |  #556

Yes 200-400 with both internal extender enabled and an extra 1.4x extender added so focal length was 784 mm.


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Aug 30, 2013 12:00 |  #557

Its a Lilac Breasted Roller. Quite common, you see a fair number in the trees next to the road.


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Aug 30, 2013 13:34 |  #558

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More to come but here is one of my shots.


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Looks like that 200-400 is sharp. I'm amazed it took the external extender that well. How did you like the lens compared to others you've shot?


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Aug 30, 2013 13:41 |  #559

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Looks like that 200-400 is sharp. I'm amazed it took the external extender that well. How did you like the lens compared to others you've shot?

It is definately the best zoom lens I have ever shot with. I have not done any comparison with 300 f2.8L IS MK II or 500 mm f4L IS MK II so cannot say wether it is also better than those. But it is definately much more flexible.

On this trip 4061 out of 4322 photos was shot with this lens.


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Aug 30, 2013 15:45 |  #560

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It is definately the best zoom lens I have ever shot with. I have not done any comparison with 300 f2.8L IS MK II or 500 mm f4L IS MK II so cannot say wether it is also better than those. But it is definately much more flexible.

On this trip 4061 out of 4322 photos was shot with this lens.

Fantastic photo Tommy. Now I'm tempted to rent it for my trip to TZ - although I'm not sure I'm worthy of such glass. I can't wait to see the other 4000+ (lol)


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Aug 30, 2013 15:54 |  #561

Its a very heavy beast to hand hold, I admire Tommy for being able to handle it with such proficiency.


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Aug 30, 2013 16:47 |  #562

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Well, you need to understand something at least of animal behaviour ... but our vehicles are closed apart from the electric windows! But sh** happens: click (external link)

Wowza! I recall a similar charge in Namibia, but we were fortunate enough to be able to back up!!!

Some great shots. I love your jackal Dave!


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Aug 30, 2013 16:48 |  #563

Tommy, the Roller is stunning!


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Aug 30, 2013 16:51 |  #564

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And the group shot....

Look at all those Bald White Guys! (with a few notable exceptions!)


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Aug 30, 2013 17:52 |  #565

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Its a very heavy beast to hand hold, I admire Tommy for being able to handle it with such proficiency.

Yeah - 8lbs is a bit of a handful of glass. Reality check. Best I just practice with my 100-400mm :-)


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Aug 31, 2013 06:46 |  #566

If you keyword all your wildlife pictures, this link might help you identify your birds :)
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Aug 31, 2013 16:57 |  #567

Nice to hear and see the trip was successful!

Great shots all!


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Aug 31, 2013 17:08 as a reply to  @ Grumps Photo's post |  #568

Well done, Dave - another successful one under the belt!




  
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Sep 01, 2013 07:51 |  #569

Cheers Jim ... always a relief when everything goes Ok and people get back safe.

Thanks John Boy ... but am still gonna do the next one a bit different, more like the first one I did, ie less every bit planned and more follow the vibe.


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Sep 01, 2013 08:37 |  #570

Ok my Photoshop CS4 has no path forward and won't read latest camera RAW files, so seems it's time to change. There are lots of options. I don't do much post processing per image but what I do I like to do well. Options seem to include Lightroom 5 (but no upgrade to it from Photoshop, so £100), ACDSee (massive discount at the moment on v6 but seems a bit clunky), Coral Paintshop Pro and AfterShot combo which I can get at big discount, so around £75 for both). AfterShot built on Bibble Pro which I used to like a lot. Thoughts?


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