In January the following photographers were featured:
- Matthew Poole
- Peet Strydom
- Johan Mocke
- Michael Cohen
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January 2017, Week 4: Matthew Poole
Photo © Matthew Poole
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8 Lens (200mm Zoom)
ISO: ISO 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
After waking up to lions roaring, we set out tracking them. We eventually found a coalition of 2 dominant male lions. Shortly after finding them they started to hunt a herd of Zebra in the long grass. To get the shot i was looking for I did a big loop and waited for them to walk into picture with the perfect morning light and wind in their manes!
January 2017, Week 3: Peet Strydom
Photo © Peet Strydom
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: Canon EF500mm with Camera Crop gives you an effective 820mm
ISO: ISO 640
Shutter: 1/2500 sec
This photo was taken from a boat on a safari in the Okavango Panhandle close to Shakawe in Botswana.
Due to the 500mm lens and added crop factor of the camera I could only focus on a section of the fish eagle.
[Editors Note: Getting the focus on the Eagle’s eye through the wing had to be extremely challenging. Nine times out of ten the camera will focus on the wing and spoil the shot]
January 2017, Week 2: Johan Mocke
Photo © Johan Mocke
Camera: Nikon D700, 70-200 Lens
ISO: ISO 640
Shutter: 1/640 sec
This photo was taken at 18h30, 10 December just south of Nossop. These two had been at it since 12h00 that afternoon – we left for camp for an hour two and came back at around 16h00. The loving couple had just left the waterhole and we found them on the road. My challenge was to get a shot from the front, so I had to go park a long distance in front of them. Other cars in the background spoiled the background but eventually we got a good shot and I managed to capture the expression on their faces.
January 2017, Week 1: Michael Cohen – Lonely Wildebeest
Photo © Michael J. Cohen
Camera: Canon 1Dx
ISO: ISO of 400
Focal length: 200mm