Tuesday, 14 February 2012

PhotoShare: Inquisitive Buffalo

I thought I'd share another image from our trip last year to the northern Kruger National Park. This buffalo was one of a herd that was blocking out way late one afternoon. I liked the inquisitive stare here. Note the ISO setting of 6400.

(Nikon D3s, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II)  f5.6  |  1/800 SS  |  ISO-6400


Morkel Erasmus

Thursday, 2 February 2012

PhotoShare: Little Egret in breeding plumage

I have totally been neglecting my blog this last month, since I posted my "Top 20 for 2011" photos.
I am swamped with a lot of work and photography and family related issues at the moment, but thought I might as well just pop a PhotoShare on here in lieu of nothing else to post at this time.

I captured this image recently in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa. It was a dreary overcast morning so the light was nicely diffused, but I also couldn't get a nice catchlight in the eye of the egret.

Note the purple colouration on the beak.

(Nikon D3s, Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II, 1.4x teleconverter) f7.1 | 1/800 SS | ISO-560

Chat soon!

Morkel Erasmus