Hippos in a Pod


Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius – Shona: Mvuu; Ndebele: Mvubu), often regarded as the most dangerous animal in Africa, particularly if you get in its way. At Long Pool, in the Mana Pools area, one is blessed with many a photo opportunity during the last hours as the sun casts a warm light on these beasts in the water. It is that time when Hippo begin to stir, making ready for their long trek into the surrounding veldt to eat.
(Canon EOS 5D Mk III/ EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/500 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

A-Z of Photography

Clipping is the term referred to when the light intensity/dimness falls outside the maximum and minimum intensities that can be displayed in a digital image resulting in the loss of picture detail in the clipped area. This most commonly occurs in camera with over or under exposure. Bright or white areas of the image are usually referred to as being blown-out It is possible for a single colour channel to be clipped (out-of-gamut clipping) giving rise to an apparent discolouration of the image, and this is normally consistent with post image capture processing.

“One can consider or define the over exposed and under exposed portraits as High Key and Low Key Portraits.”

– Lakshman Iyer

Child Support

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A young elephant (Loxondonta africana), probably just over a year old, walks typically alongside its mother, pressed close and poised for the occasionally suckle when she stops. The mother will stay very close to her calf, sometimes in constant contact, and this bonding can last many years. Suckling can continue for up to 4 years. A calf’s tusks will begin developing from between 6 months and a year, replacing the deciduous milk teeth, growing between 15-18cm in a year. Prolific growth of tusks often interferes with suckling.
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III / EF100-400mm IS II USM; 1/160 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2015 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Photography Quotes
Indian photographer, Lakshman Iyer, is the founder of Sentient, the Institute for Professional Photography in Chennai, India. He works as a photojournalist for several Indian newspapers mostly centred in New Delhi, and later for Associated Press. His work is well published. Iyer is attributed with the following:

“Love and creativity comes from one’s soul. Creativity makes you lovable. Lovable persons are creative. If you want to be creative, love someone. Be lovable and creative. Love and creativity goes together”