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Nature is clearly a great recycler - in spite of the gruesome nature of some of these images.

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Z6 photo's have all been tact sharp. It is either Z6 / or D500 w/ 70-200mm lens? I will check? 

Just a little putty cat!

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Hyena on the kill ..

 

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"Wild things are always faster"

from 'Two Dogs' by Philip Hodgins

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Breakfast, anyone ?

 

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"Wild things are always faster"

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Young Ele ....

 

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Rhinostone Cowboys ... 

 

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"Wild things are always faster"

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Dallas when this image is clicked up big (as Mike G. is oft to say) it looks quite awesome!

 

In Aussie, the 300mm f/4.0 retains retails for around $A3,350 (including 10% GST) - or about $US2,130 (with no taxes added in).  So not a cheap lens, but from your images it appears to be well worth the money.  I recently missed out on a good second hand one selling for $A2,350 - ouch.

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Ok a few more - including similar zebra peekaboo as Bob. I think that I like my Fuji colour :)

 

 

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A few more - probably a different aesthetic having to shoot wider too.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Hugh_3170 said:

Dallas when this image is clicked up big (as Mike G. is oft to say) it looks quite awesome!

 

In Aussie, the 300mm f/4.0 retains for around $A3,350 (including 10% GST) - or about $US2,130 (with no taxes added in).  So not a cheap lens, but from your images it appears to be well worth the money.  I recently missed out on a good second hand one selling for $A2,350 - ouch.

 

Thanks Hugh. I was amazed at the sharpness just by looking at it on the back of the camera. That shot is pretty much straight out of camera in Olympus RAW. I added a vignette in Lr. 

 

It is a very pricey lens, but I think if you're using that focal length a lot you definitely don't want to do without it. The problem for us MFT users is that we are being spoiled for choice on the long end of things. There's the Pan/Leica 100-400mm which looks to be quite sharp and obviously very useful on distant subject matter, plus the upcoming Olympus 150-400mm 4.5 PRO and not forgetting the Pan/Leica 200mm 2.8 which also has a 1.4x TC. Honestly, I don't know which one I would want to take on the 2020 Safaris! 

 

@GrahamWelland those are awesome! I am really drawn in by the Fuji renderings and that lion facing off the hyenas in the first shot is fantastic! Well done, mate! 

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Nice work Graham - I must say that I am enjoying the images from all of the 2019 "Safarians".  It is interesting to see how the big cats behave - in many instances not that different from their smaller domesticated cousins.  Good stuff.

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My crash of rhinos. Yup, we drove around them :)

 

 

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Just strolling along to find the next kill.

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The big one looks exhausted - were they just tired or is what you were seeing the start of rhinos getting angry or stressed?  I am afraid that I know nothing of their behaviour.

 

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My crash of rhinos. Yup, we drove around them :)

 

 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Hugh_3170 said:

The big one looks exhausted - were they just tired or is what you were seeing the start of rhinos getting angry or stressed?  I am afraid that I know nothing of their behaviour.

 

 

I think that basically the road looked like a nice warm / cool place to lay out. They weren't stressed at all by us. Just chilling and they definitely weren't going to move for something as trivial as us.


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