Valley Sunset with Elephants

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One of the most marvelous experiences one can have. A sunset on the Zambezi River flood plain with elephants. Peace on earth personified.
(Canon 50D; f/10; 1/60sec; ISO-640; 70mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
When using a tripod, avoid extending the tripod’s centre post. Rather extend the legs of the tripod before you do. This will lend to greater stability of the camera on the tripod. Where you are using a larger lens, use the lens’ L-bracket to secure the camera/lens combination to the tripod rather than just the camera’s tripod connector. This will also provide more stability. Where possible use a cable release too!

Elephants on Sandbank

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The Zambezi River presents many moods which are enhanced by the presence of life on its sandy banks. A break in the cloud cover on this unseasonably overcast day in the Zambesi Valley spreads warmth on the Zambian escarpment. The elephants swam across to the sand banks to feed on the grass.
(Canon 7D; f/13; 1/500sec; ISO-500; 200mm)

Picture ©2013 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Digital Wildlife Photographic Tips
Always remember to compose a few shots of your subject in the upright, portrait format, thus experimenting with the best composure. If you come to selling your work, it is perhaps best to shoot in both horizontal and vertical formats, but remember to include reasonable space around the subject to enable cropping by designers.

Zambezi Flood Plain: Mana Pools


This is a spot on the Zambezi River flood plain, looking east towards the other side of the valley, the escarpment which is sitting in Zambia. This image has remarkable clarity for a photograph taken in the late afternoon when, at this time of the year, the atmosphere is hazy from smoke.
(Canon 50D; f/16; 1/100sec; ISO-200; 70mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography