Wednesday 23 December 2009

Lanner Falcon with a kill...

Ahoy!! I'm back from a great trip to the Northern region of the Greater Kruger Transfrontier Park, with a ton of images to work through.

I took some Nikon gear for a test run on this recent trip, and must say I am very pleased with the results.

I'm also off to the scenic Western Cape in a few days, so I thought I'd quickly post a photo I processed tonight. This shot was taken on our recent trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari desert. A lanner falcon had pummeled a laughing dove out of the sky moments before we arrived, and was already gorging on its prey.

The sun was shining from the 'wrong side' (i.e. into the lens and rim-lighting the bird). No problem! I ran my processing on it to recover some detail from the front of the bird - and voila!

This shot was taken just as the falcon was ruffling its feathers a bit.
(Remember, you can click on the photo to view it bigger).

Let me know what you think about this one...

In the meantime - enjoy the Christmas and New Year's celebration, and remember to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

If you travel - travel safe.

See you in 2010! It's going to be a great year...


Thursday 3 December 2009

Guest Blog Post: Photo-Africa

Good morning everyone!

Gerry van der Walt from the Photo-Africa blog (check out my links) was kind enough to invite me to be a guest photographer on his website. I wrote a guest blog post on my HDR processing, basically a synopsis of what I've already shared here on SAFFAscapes, but also with a few more interesting photos and processing tips attached.

Would love for you to check it out - Gerry's got a great blog going there (I've still got a lot to learn!).

Enjoy the rest of the week...

I've got big things lined up...will keep you in the loop.

God bless

Morkel Erasmus