In July we featured some great photos from some of the best photographers out there. These good people also shared some background on how they made the magic happen with each of these shots.
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July 2016, Week 1: HDR Beach Huts in Muizenberg
Photo by: Charl de Klerk.
Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm
Focal length: 22mm
Charl’s Description: It was taken at the Muizenberg beach in Cape Town at sunrise in March. There was a light overcast and a strong wind which was blowing the clouds away from Gordon’s bay direction and helping to show the sunrise.
July 2016, Week 2: Lioness at Dawn
Photo by: Michael J. Cohen
Camera: Canon 1Dx
Lens: Canon 200-400 lens with the 1.4 engaged, 560mm
ISO: ISO of 1600
Focal length: 22mm
The morning the picture in question was taken I was camping. My guide, Vincent Grafhorst, yelled at me not to come out of my tent as the lions were just outside. They were a group of young adults, full of play. We followed them as long as we could, from the safety of Vincent’s truck. I took the lioness shot at dawn, just as the sunlight rose above a small hill to the right of the lioness.
July 2016, Week 3: Martial Eagle
Photo by: Marie (French Wildlife Photographer)
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma DG OS HSM Contemporary 150-600mm F5-6.3
ISO: 1250 ISO
Focal length: 500mm
Kruger N.P. April 2016. These 2 raptors were in a tree, so I had time to prepare the settings of my camera to take these 2 birds in flight. I am always working with aperture priority, so here I put a low aperture (F9), but not too low because the lens is better at F9 than at F6.3. I put a lot of ISO (1250 ISO) to have enough speed to catch the movement (check the speed on the bird before flying). I adjust the focal of the lens according to the size of the raptor with space around it because in flight he can go quickly out of the frame !!!!!! I put the setting of the focus in continuous. Now i must wait he fly, don’t clap your hand for that because he can fly in a wrong way……
July 2016, Week 4: Mud Bath Elephant
Photo by: Annemarie du Plessis
She can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/annemarieduplessiswildlifephotographer/
Camera: CANON EOS 7D
Lens: CANON EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Spending time at a waterhole in Kruger, dry season, winter July 2015. My vehicle was parked quite close to the water. Stabilizing my camera on a bean bag. The elephants were enjoying the water and mud…While I was focusing on one elephant, the warthogs entered the scene…making a beautiful picture.