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European Roller

Captured this beautiful European Roller in June in the KNP.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MarkIV
  • Lens: Canon 500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1250
  • Apeture: 7,1
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 1

Got you!

I waited 40 minutes for this heron to make the catch! What a awesome moment when it did it successfully and I could capture it.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 100-400 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
  • Apeture: f/8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 22

Bird Flight

this was the most awaited pic for me. Because these birds use to come & sit in a small pond beside house I always enjoyed its flight but that day amazingly i caught the flight of this bird flying off from the poor buffalo. Loved it..! :)

  • Camera: Nikon D3100
  • Lens: Nikkor 55-300mmf4.5-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/800sec.
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: ISO-100
  • Votes: 1

Swallow Tailed Bee Eater

This Swallow Tailed Bee Eater was very active in feeding the chicks who were in a hole in the ground close by.

  • Camera: Canon 7 D
  • Lens: Canon 100 - 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f 8.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 4

Fish Eagle Play

While my husband was fishing for Tiger Fish I followed the Fish Eagles with my camera. I caught them in that short moment of their love play.

  • Camera: Canon 50 D
  • Lens: Canon 100 - 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f 5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 6

Running Riot

During a recent trip to kgalagadi, the springbok seemed intent on keeping pace with our vehicle. I decreased the aperture to try and emphize the movement of the buck.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Apeture: 22
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 3

Secretary of State

Secretary Bird - Etosha

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: Sigma 150 - 500mm
  • Shutter speed: 8.67
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5

WINTER 2012

Snow Eastern Cape

  • Camera: Canon 20d
  • Lens: 18-55mm USM
  • Shutter speed: .8
  • Apeture: f14
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Safe landing..

I watched this little kingfisher for quite some time catching all kinds of water creatures, and then realizing it always goes back to its same perch...so I waited...

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 100x400 Usm
  • Shutter speed: 1/3000
  • Apeture: f 4.5
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 21

Blue Crested Turaco

This very illusive Turaco finally gave me a chance to photograph it one late afternoon. There was just one 'light' spot' and he/she sat in it!

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 100x400 Usm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 20

That stare!

This leopard was photographed at Mholo mholo wild life centre near Hoedspruit. It was caught by a farmer in a trap and was currently recieving treatment for its wounds. The eyes drew my attention and I desperately wanted to capture 'That look'

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 100x400 Usm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f 6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 21

Black and White Flower

Took this photo in the garden at home and quickly converted it to B&W in photoshop.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Flower

Walking in the garden I took this photo of this flower. I tweaked it a bit on photoshop and voila.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
  • Lens: Canon 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Color splash

High speed photography is something that is very close to my heart. The excitement and adrenalin rush I could never explain in words. Used flashes to freeze the action and a few color gels to color the splash.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100mm Macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 30

Freedom in flight

This wonderful bird was captured at Giant's Castle in the Drakensberg. It was absolutely wonderful to be so close to the. You never really realize their size, until they give you a fly past just a few meters away!! Wonderful experience

  • Camera: Canon 100-400mm
  • Lens: Canon 300mm f2.8, 2x converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 34

Drakensberg tranquility

Taken in the Drakensberg. This was a wonderful sunset, the sky and everything was a shade of pink. It was so quiet around me, I could almost hear my own heart beat

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: Canon 17-40mm
  • Shutter speed: 4 sec
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 29

Watching you

Photo taken at of this Camel early morining at Pilansberg nature reserve. Nor shy at all, but keeping the distance

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm L
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: F/13
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Check You!

This photo was taken in he Kagalagadi National Park at the Polentswa Waterhole. Early Morning doves come down to drink and it is then when the Jackall trying to cath. This instance the Jackall over ran.

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk 3
  • Lens: Conan 500mm F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
  • Apeture: F 4.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 9

Dube Sunset

Sunset at Dube game reserve

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 f3.5-5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Reaching For The Stars

An ocotillo cactus in the Chihuahuan Desert shot at night as it reaches for the stars above.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
  • Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Shutter speed: 762 seconds
  • Apeture: 1.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Sunrise

Sunrise at the Dube Private Game Lodge in the North West Province South Africa

  • Camera: Canon 600d
  • Lens: EF 28-135 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Sunset

Sunset at the Dube Private Game Lodge in the North West Province South Africa

  • Camera: Canon 600d
  • Lens: EF 28-135 is USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Marula Tree

A lone Marula tree in the north western bushveld of South Africa

  • Camera: Canon 600d
  • Lens: EF 70-300 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Burning Eye

This is a photo of the May 20th Solar Eclipse through the leaves and branches of a tree. I used a variable ND filter.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
  • Lens: EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
  • Shutter speed: 1/4,000
  • Apeture: 32
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Terra di Trinacria

View from the "Mura di Tramontana" (Trapani - Sicily) at the sunset. The photo was taken using the black card technique.

  • Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i
  • Lens: EF-S 18-55mm IS
  • Shutter speed: 25 sec
  • Apeture: 22
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 7

the photographer

the professional, half time, change ends, "it's been a long day".

  • Camera: Canon 1D MK III
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 1

Carnival

Saw this bird so many times in my life but I still cannot stop to stare at it when it is giving it's show.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: 2.8
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 6

The Fly fisherman

Taken at Dullstroom during their annual Winter Festival

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: EF-S 17-85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 3

Eagle Owl

This photo was taken at Dullstroom Raptor Centre.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm L
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Misty Lake @ Pilanesberg

On this morning there was a cloud a mist hanging over the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve when we came to this dam.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: 17-85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

Duck

Took this shot at a pet shop near us.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
  • Lens: EF-S 55-250mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 3

Butterfly

This butterfly was resting in the afternoon winter sun

  • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
  • Lens: EF-S55-250mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Leopard face

The leopard was resting on a dirt mound prior to stalking a herd of impala. The sun had just risen so the light was perfect. This was taken on a game drive at Kings Camp Timbavati.

  • Camera: canon 550D
  • Lens: 55-200mm canon
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 20

Elephant leaving

The elephant was sited from an open vehicle whilst i was visiting Leopard Hills in Sabie. The herd were moving away and i captured this elephant from behind as he departed.

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: canon 55-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: 6.3
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 13

Nat Gereën KNP

Op pad na jag. Sagte reën baie vroeg oggend 7vm KNP

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 300mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1600sec
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 6

Sunset sentinels

These vultures made a beautiful silhouette as night fell. They were roosting near a giraffe kill, and I couldn't resist capturing the beautiful sky and atmosphere.

  • Camera: 20D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 40

Musing leopard

I saw this beautiful leopard lying next to a dried-up waterhole in Sabi-Sands. Disappointed at the lack of water it settled for a bask in the early morning sun on a cold winter morning.

  • Camera: 20D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 41

Juvenile Goshawk

Raptors love the open plains of the Kalahari, and this juvenile goshawk was no exception - we found it during an afternoon drive in Passarge Pan in CKGR, perched comfortably on a shrub.

  • Camera: Canon 5DMkIII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 3

Early morning stroll

This female is one of 25 lions in the Deception Valley Lodge private reserve, and is often seen with her 3 cubs, now over one year old. We encountered her with her offspring on an early morning game drive.

  • Camera: Canon 5DMkIII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f7.1
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 6

Baobabs at Dusk

Sunset and the famous Baines' Baobabs in Nxai Pans make for great photography opportunities. We visited the park in early June and were rewarded with wonderful scenes and a sense of space and quiet that heals the soul.

  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon 16-35mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f9
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 3

Jump

Misty November morning. Kudu male walking down the road. As he spotted our vehicle he made a quick exit into the bush

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: 75-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/6400
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 6

Don't mind sharing the space

The moment captured at the Bird Hive, Pilansberg Nature reserve

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: F6.3
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Simple Flair

This bridal portrait captivates for me the heart of her wedding day - innocent, fashionable, gorgeous, simple. Yet, set against the upmarket backdrop of Summer Place in Hyde Park it creates that Simple Flair

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 2

Spoonbill Landing

With the help of spot metering it s possible to blacken out the background of a white subject against a dark background. A spoonbill landing into the light

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 2

Standing Gaurd

The herd had young babies with them and formed a protective lager around them.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 55-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

Grazing

At Marekele we were fortunate to see this Rhino wandering though the camp. Note the blood oozing from the middle of his head. We think (hope) it was from a fight with another Rhino.

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: 4.875
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Dankie Ma

I was amazed to see that the little Coot chick could swim within the first week of their life

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

lots of eyes

This little girl (I presume) was looking at me on a daily basis, begging me to take a photo of her.

  • Camera: 40D
  • Lens: Macro 60mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Head Wind

A Grey Headed Gull flying into a head wind at St Lucia on the North Coast of KZN

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
  • Apeture: 6.3
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 4

Lesser Swamp Warbler

A very active little bird that seldom remains perched on the same spot for any given time.

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 2

Sunrise Lion

This Lion wished to cross the road, I drew alongside him and saw that the sunlight was shining on the side of him. I was on manual mode, I underexposed a fraction and took the shot

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Karoo Evening

Spandau kop lit by the setting sun Graaff-Rienet

  • Camera: 5D mk 11
  • Lens: 16-35
  • Shutter speed: 1/6
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 50
  • Votes: 3

Karoo by Night

Aloes in the night lit by the moon near Graaff- Rienet

  • Camera: 5D mk11
  • Lens: 16-35
  • Shutter speed: 25 sec
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 4

Drinking

We waited for them at the water

  • Camera: 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 7

Etosha Lion

This male was on a mission chasing another male

  • Camera: 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

Hunting

I was taking pictures of the dogs with a fixed bracket on the vehicle when this one suddenly run off to chase a Duiker and I did not have enough time to adjust my camera's shutter speed

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 70-200 f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/40
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 4

Early morning

Cape Town before sunrise with the table cloth spread over the slumbering mother city.

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 24 - 105 F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/5
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 9

Protective Eye

Photo is of Munyinya, the silverback of the Hirwa group, who sat staring up through the bamboo canopy with the light reflecting in his eyes.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 70-200F2.8IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 25

Motherly Love

We recently returned from an amazing trip to Rwanda where we tracked the gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. We will never forget the proud mother displaying her beautiful 4 month old baby for us

  • Camera: Canon 5D
  • Lens: 24-105F4IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/25
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 24

Chomp

The photo was taken with the Hirwa group, the youngsters were constantly playing and messing around keeping us completely entertained for the hour we spent with them.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 70-200F2.8IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 27

Poppies

Poppies are back-lit and picture put together as a composite in photoshop

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk 2
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70
  • Shutter speed: 1/25
  • Apeture: F22
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 12

Illuminated box

Taken in a dark room with just 2 candles to illuminate the model

  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Lens: EF 28-135
  • Shutter speed: 0.4 secs
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 14

Doubles

These moths were sitting on the plants in the early morning having hatched the night before and seemed to be waiting for some warmth because as soon as the sun came out they flew away

  • Camera: eos 5d mk2
  • Lens: ef24-70L usm
  • Shutter speed: 1/50
  • Apeture: f22
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 13

Ya llkin at me?

Found this little critter in the Krugar park, followed him around for hours. He never took his eye off of me once. Great fun.

  • Camera: Canon 550d
  • Lens: Tamron 90mm f/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: 2.8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Kaleidoskoop van kleur

Trout in Dullstroom Paasnaweek wat 'n besondere voorreg om sulke pragtige wolke te sien 11hoo

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: 18-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F9
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 4

Glyding Eyes

Naby Dullstroom Trout Inn Lodge vroeg oggend waar hy gejag het in vlei

  • Camera: nikon d300
  • Lens: nikon 18-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 2

Skeleton branch

One afternoon in the Kruger I was looking for a good landscape shot. I saw the branch and thought it was a buffalo. I failed to re-adjust the settings and took the shot.

  • Camera: Canon EOS40D
  • Lens: Sigma 50-500mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/50
  • Apeture: f22
  • ISO: Auto(800)
  • Votes: 3

Dragonfly

I saw this dragonfly in the garden and had my camera ready, so I took a few shots before it flew away. Had no time to check settings.

  • Camera: Canon EOS40D
  • Lens: EFS 17-85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F10
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 6

Bali Sunrise

Got up early one morning to take some pictures of the spectacular sunrises in Bali. I was not the only person with this idea.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS
  • Shutter speed: 15 sec.
  • Apeture: f/11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 21

Lilac Breasted Roller takeoff

Taken in the Kruger National Park during a weekend getaway.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f/5
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 25

Hat Lady

Mystery and beauty was combined to create this image of Veronique. The monocrome conversion adds to the mood.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 100mm Macro
  • Shutter speed: 250/sec
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 6

Nag apies

two "nag apies" on the roof. Something you don't see everyday.

  • Camera: Canon Eos 1000D
  • Lens: 70-300 sigma
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

small waterfall

Just a small stream...

  • Camera: Canon Eos 1000D
  • Lens: 70-300mm Sigma
  • Shutter speed: 1/10
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

lightning

lightning strike in the clouds

  • Camera: Canon Eos 1000D
  • Lens: 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 6.000s
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 5

It was a long day in the sun

One of a few Zebras next to the road late afternoon at Rietvlei nature reserve

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000
  • Apeture: F4.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Escape of the hyena

We found a group of approx 30 wild dogs lying around at Renosterpan in the Kruger Park. Twice we noticed the wild dogs lifting their ears with one or two looking into the distance where we eventually spotted a hyena which then again disappeared. There was also a fair amount of young wild dogs that moved away into the bush. As we left a hyena crossed the road right in front of us in the direction t

  • Camera: Canon 550D
  • Lens: Canon 55 - 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Bee 1 Eater 0

Feeding on bees require fast hunting & catching techniques by the Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters. Action often to fast for the eye to see.This bee-eater returned to his perch after successfully catching a bee but then lost the bee in shock when it escaped

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 45

Orange River Sunrise

Sunrise over the mighty Orange River.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f2.8L II USM @ 16mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: f13.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 29

Amboseli Sky

A beautiful morning in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro. The scene was so breathtakingly beautiful, I wanted to capture the brilliance of the sky elephants and mountain all in one.

  • Camera: Canon 1d MK iii
  • Lens: EF17-40mm f/4L USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f8.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5

Shyness

This photo was taken at a kids birthday party. When the girl saw me she tried hiding behind her arm

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: 55-250mm f5.4-31
  • Shutter speed: 4.5
  • Apeture: 5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Painted by God

Lilac Breasted Roll, Kruger National Park

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: 55-250mm f5.4-31
  • Shutter speed: 9.38
  • Apeture: 5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 7

Stepping out the frame

Reversed 28mm vivitar on 1 extension tube. Diffused flash was used

  • Camera: 1000D
  • Lens: reversed 28mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Concentration

Reversed 28mm vivitar on 1 extension tube. Diffused flash was used

  • Camera: 1000D
  • Lens: reversed 28mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Check my tongue

Taken with a reversed 28mm vivitar on 1 extension tube. Diffused flash was used

  • Camera: Canon 1000D
  • Lens: reversed 28mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

Only One Leane

Pas de Deux from the ballet Giselle. Love the lines of this shot.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 2

Leila Nutcracker

Nutcracker ballet soloist. Part of the famous pas de deux. No flash allowed

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 70-200 F/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 1

Eb en Vloei

Sunset at Ramsgate beach

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
  • Apeture: f/22
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Stride

Siwapiwe Siphahlanga dribbles through centre court to go for basket.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 24-105L
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f5,6
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 4

West Coast Spring

New Spring foliage with a Table Mountain Backdrop.

  • Camera: Canon 5D
  • Lens: 17-40
  • Shutter speed: 1/30th
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5

The Test of Time

Shaped and formed over many years by the land and elements this tree stood the test of time for the best view in the Richtersveld.Single image and exposure.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f2.8L II USM @ 16mm
  • Shutter speed: 96 Minutes
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 30

The smallest

My kids were catching little fish in a dam. We only kept them out long enough to take a photo and then let them go again. This was the smallest.

  • Camera: canon 500D
  • Lens: Canon 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f/10
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

graceful

An Egyptian goose flying over the Vaal River.

  • Camera: canon 500D
  • Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG Macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f/9
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Bedtime

A flock of birds land every night in this tree at a small dam to spend the night.

  • Camera: Canon500D
  • Lens: Canon 18-55mm
  • Shutter speed: 30
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 4

Breakfast

This young leopard had been stalking for about 30 minutes and eventually caught this bat-eared fox. It did not know how to kill the fox, so the Mother, who had been watching the whole episode from a nearby tree, had to help out.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: EF 500mm 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 5

Kgalagadi Leopard

We were in the Aoub riverbed and had followed this beautiful leopard for about 2km down the road. It eventually left the road just as the sun came out from behind some clouds.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: EF 500 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 5

Relaxed Leopard

I was driving on a gravel in the Kruger Park not far from the Malelane Gate, when I spotted this beautiful leopard climb into a tree, where it stayed for the best part of an hour with only me as company.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: EF 500mm 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 4

FLAVOUR OF THE DAY

The Malachite Kingfisher parent were feeding the youngsters with different food types and with different size food at various stages of their growth. I spent 21 days at this nesting site, inside a hide so as not to bother the birds.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM with 1.4 tc
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 17

PRACTISING.

This Pied Kingfisher dived into the water and came up with a small stick. He proceeded to beat it on the perch, tossed it in the air as if it was a fish. Maybe he was practising for the real thing.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MK iii
  • Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM with 2xTC
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 13

GREENS ON THE MENUE

This Malachite Kingfisher had just taken off to deliver food for the youngsters in the nest.

  • Camera: Canon 1DMKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM with 1.4 TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f/5.0
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 24