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WLR Featured Pics August 2016

These were the WLR Featured Pics for August, 2016. We featured

  • Martin Bailey,
  • Sandro Gaemperle,
  • John-Ray Brentnall,
  • Anthony Goldman and
  • Michael Cohen.

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August 2016, Week 5: Lioness and Puddle

 Featured Pic Lioness and Puddle

Photo by: Michael J. Cohen

Camera: Canon 1Dx
Lens: Canon 200-400 lens with the 1.4 engaged, 400mm
ISO: 500
Focal length: 400mm
F/stop: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/640sec

Michael’s Description:

This picture was obtained on a special morning at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, in Namibia. A group of young adult lions came into our camp site just before dawn, and were clearly searching for water.  They went to the showers provided at the camp site and one even stood up on the exterior sink.

August 2016, Week 4: Dominant Male Leopard

Featured Pic 2016-08-week4_Anthony_Goldman_Leopard

Photo by: Anthony Goldman (Facebook page)

Camera: Canon 1 DX, Lens Canon 200-400mm at 560mm with 1.4 x extender

Iso: 6400
Shutter: 1/500s
F-Stop: F/5.6

Anthony’s Description:

We were watching the Othwawa pride of lions on the one bank of the Sand River. It was late afternoon and the sun had almost set with great lighting on the lions. As the sun set someone heard a leopard growl and the the beautiful dominant male leopard appeared on the other bank of the Sand River. He stared at the lions and posed for us so we had two different big cats in the same instant on different river banks. The light was challenging on the leopard as you can see from the high ISO.

August 2016, Week 3: Fish Eagle

Featured Pic Fish Eagle

Photo by: John-Ray Brentnall (Instagram)

Camera: Canon 70d Lens: canon 100-400mm

Iso: 320
Shutter: 1/2000
F-Stop: F 5.6
Exposure: Overexposed 0.7

John-Ray’s Description:

At Jacis lodges this fish eagle often comes to perch on the dead leadwood in their waterhole. Early the morning we heard the guinea fowl alarm calling – and I ran hoping to see one of the larger predators. In the distance I noticed the fish eagle.

I hoped he’d land on this leadwood and so I went into the terrapin hide and started focusing on the branch till I was happy with the settings. A pie kingfisher kindly helped as he was on the branch beforehand. About an hour passed and my patience paid off. Of course I took multiple shots and this is the best one I got.

August 2016, Week 2: Kolmanskop

Featured Pic Kolmanskop

Photo by: Sandro Gaemperle

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sigma 12-24mm lens
Focal Length: 12 mm
F/stop: 9.5

Sandro’s Description:

I took this shot in the old mining town Kolmanskop close to the costal town Lüderitz in the South of Namibia. The sunrays cast an interesting pattern on the sand which lies on the floor of what once might have been a living room in one of the various buildings that stood the test of time.

August 2016, Week 1: Petrified Camel-Thorn

Featured Pic Martin Baily Namibia

Photo by: Martin Bailey

Martin has a photography blog & podcast at: https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/blog/ and is a frequent guest on arguably the most famous of photography podcasts: “This Week in Photo“.

Camera: Canon Full Frame
Focal Length: 349mm
ISO:  100
F/stop: F/16
Shutter: 1/15

Martin’s Description:

This photo is of the petrified camel-thorn trees in Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia. There is just a few minutes at the start of each day when the sun illuminates the orange sand dune in the background before it starts to light up the clay basin of the valley and the trees. The large contrast between the foreground elements and the background helps to make this kind of very striking almost painterly photograph.

I of course used a tripod to keep the camera steady. I used a small aperture of f/16 to ensure that both trees were in focus. I checked focus in Live View, by holding down the depth of field preview button at the base of the lens, then checked that each tree was sharp on the LCD magnified to 5X.

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Izak Van Heerden
Izak is a writer, photographer and wildlife enthusiast. When he moves on from this world, he does not want to leave his grandchildren a planet without lions, rhinos and elephants.

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