Featured Pic July 2016

WLR Featured Pics for July 2016

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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.

To submit your work for a feature on Where Lions Roam, just drop us an email at featuredpic@wherelionsroam.com with a resized photo (1000 pixels on the long edge). You remain the owner of the photo, we will link to your site and you can watermark your work.

July 2016, Week 1: HDR Beach Huts in Muizenberg

Weekly Featured Pic HDR Beach Huts
Beach huts in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Photo by: Charl de Klerk.

Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm
ISO: 100
Focal length: 22mm
F/stop: 4.5
Shutter: 0.3

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

Featured Pic 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
F/stop: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/1000sec

Michael’s Description:

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

Featured Pic - Martial Eagle

Photo by: Marie (French Wildlife Photographer)

Copyright: http://www.planetstillalive.com/

Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma DG OS HSM Contemporary 150-600mm F5-6.3
ISO:  1250 ISO
Focal length: 500mm
F/stop: F9
Shutter: 1/2500s

Marie’s Description:

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

Featured Pic 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
ISO:  100
F/stop: F5.6
Shutter: 1/400

Annemarie’s Description:

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.

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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