The early morning movement of a Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) herd is captured from the apparent safety of a fallen tree, but the sentinel beast was very much aware of the photographer’s presence. This herd appears to be moving slowly from water, which they usually take at least once in 24 hours.
Population Trend : Decreasing; Threat: Least Concern – Source IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM +1.4x III; 1/500 sec; f/5.6; ISO 640; 170mm)
Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography
The World of Lenses
Standard Lenses are fixed focal range lenses which fall typically in the range between 35mm and 70mm, usually with a wide aperture, and are commonly referred to as natural lenses. Theses lenses have an angle of view similar to the human eye, and the images they produce are said to be natural. Henri Cartier-Bresson, realising this, did most of his work with a 50mm lens. Fixed focal length lenses are the favourite of street photographers, landscapers and portrait snappers, and their use is often telling of a photographer’s capability.
“I decided to get into wildlife photography. In many ways it’s harder than other forms of picture taking, but when you finally get that shot you’ve been trying for, it’s a wonderful and rewarding feeling. ”
– David Young