Sunday, 13 July 2014

Two Young Kings

I thought it apt to post something that is NOT a "wider-showing-environment-animalscape" for a change, to show you that I do photograph tight, close portraits as well when I am in the field.

I was privileged to spend some quality time with these two brothers in Etosha last year during a week's intense photography and adventure with my friend Hans Rack. They were very cooperative models, and on my last afternoon in the reserve they posed very nicely in that soft glorious post-sunset light of Africa. The front-most lion was playing with a stick that you can see sticking up from the bottom of the frame.

I love the repetitive poses here, and the earthy tones in the shot overall.

Techs:
Nikon D800
Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II
f5.6  |  1/200 SS  |  ISO-4000
Pretty much full frame, cropped a sliver off bottom to remove grasses protruding from the bottom and a sliver from the LHS for balance

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Morkel Erasmus

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