Kudu on Termite Mound

Kudu on Anthill_2016_10_15_3267A Kudu antelope cow (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) standing atop an termite mound is quite a common observation in Mana Pools. There is little reference as to why this antelope is attracted to these raised elevations and one can only guess this is either anti-predatory or the mount is a source of minerals and salts.
Population Trend : Stable; Threat: Least ConcernSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III/ EF100-400 IS USM; 1/350 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1000; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Photography Terms
White Balance is sets the colour temperature of the scene being taken so that it takes on a normal appearance to the human eye. White balance can be adjusted to warm and cool images, and is often done post-shooting with editing software. Colour temperature is expressed in Kelvins

“Black and white can show how something is. Colour adds how it is, imbued with temperatures and humidities of experience.”

– Peter Schjeldahl

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Egyptian Geese

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A pair of Egyptian geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus) perch on a log next to a water pan during the breeding season. They are, apparently, monogamous for life. These birds are distinguished by a brown mask about their eyes and a brown chest patch marking. They can be found across most of southern Africa, even at the remotest freshwater pans. The male tends towards being aggressive during the mating season and offers a grunting honk to intruders.
(Canon 7D; f/6.3; 1/200sec; ISO-100; 400mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Elephants in the Sunset

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Mother and child elephant (Loxodonta africana) make their way through a Mana Pools Faidehebia albida forest at sunset. What more could a photographer wish for.
Population Trend : Stable; Threat: VulnerableSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III/ EF100-400 IS USM; 1/350 sec; f/5.6; ISO 1000; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Photography Terms
Vignetting the shading of the corners of an image, deliberately for creative impact, or unintentionally through use of the wrong equipment, which is common with wide angle lenses.

“It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I “listen” to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quite, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening – a time for making photographs. ”

– John Sexton

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Hippopotamus in Hyacinth

 

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This Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius – Shona: mvuu)was jealously guarding this hyacinth infested pool when the photographer approached hoping to get one of those hippo mouth gaping moments, but alas this one was in no mood for bush paparazzi portraiture that day. The contrast of the wonderfully green hyacinth and the occasional sprig of blossoming mauve flower makes this a splendid image, which the author was lucky to capture.
(Canon 50D; f/6,3; 1/250sec; ISO-100; 210mm)

Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Mother’s Little Helper

Baby Baboon_2016_10_15_3071Baboon (Papio cynocephalus) mothers are extremely protective of their young in their complex social organisation. Offspring are ranked according to age within a kinship group, the youngest being of most importance.
Population Trend : Stable; Threat: Least ConcernSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/180 sec; f/6.7; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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