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Rppled Reflections

Broken reflections on the Mankwe Dam in Pilanesberg Nature Reserve

  • Camera: 7D
  • Lens: EF3000mm f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Salad & Fish lunch

Taken at the Mankwe dam in the pilanesberg Game Reserve.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8 & 2x
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000th
  • Apeture: f5.7
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower at night.Paris 2011.

  • Camera: Niko P90
  • Lens: Builtin In
  • Shutter speed: AUTO
  • Apeture: AUTO
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Kruger Park at Sunset

Elephant in Sunset at Kruger Park

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
  • Lens: 70-300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: 4.38
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 1

Veld Fire Sunset

Veld fire with sun setting in the background and ray shining through the smoke rising

  • Camera: Nikon D80
  • Lens: Tamron 28-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f10
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 2

Heart of Fire

Razor wire in grass field with fire burning and forming heart shapes!

  • Camera: Nikon D80
  • Lens: Tamron 28-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f6.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Bataleur Pair

This Bataleur pair were warming in the early sun near Satara on the famous S100 road.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 300 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000sec
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

Leopard Pose

This young male leopard was taking a rest after eating an impala. The remains of the impala are still visible in the background.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Canon 300 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Heavyweights

There were in fact three hippos in the pool, but these two did not seem to get on at all well and fought for a good half an hour. Unfortunately, it was almost dark so I only got a couple of shots.

  • Camera: Canon Eos 7D
  • Lens: Ef 500 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 4

Brotherly Love

These two young male lions were having a good time very early one morning in the Kgalagadi.

  • Camera: Canon Eos 7D
  • Lens: Ef 500 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: 4.5
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 4

Tug of War

A pack of 22 wild dogs caught a warthog on the road between the Orpen Gate and Satara - there was not much left after about 2 minutes.

  • Camera: Canon Eos 7D
  • Lens: Ef 70-200 2.8 mk2
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: 4.0
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 3

Dandy Dewdrops

The delicate feeling that this image is creating, is catching to me!

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: Canon 100 Macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f9
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 29

Best side front

This was taken in the Kruger National Park. To me, this was a very interesting view!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 30

Freedom in flight

A Bearded Vulture captured at Giant's Castle. Seeing this magnificent birds so up close and personal is really a privileged!! I hope to go back soon!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm, 2x converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 31

Golden Wings

Silver falcons ending the day at yet another airshow, against a golden African sunset.

  • Camera: Pentax istDL
  • Lens: smc Pentax-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: F 9.5
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

What are you thinking about

Picture taken of my niece in deep thought looking at something that was troubling her.

  • Camera: Canon 20D
  • Lens: EF 100mm F2.8 L IS USM Macro
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 16

Malachite sunbird

Our resident Malachite sunbird.He does not spent to much time in one spot so I was lucky to capture this picture.

  • Camera: Canon 7d
  • Lens: 400mm f 5.6 L USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/6000
  • Apeture: 6.3
  • ISO: 2000
  • Votes: 3

African Honey Bee

I took this picture in my Garden. I reversed the lens and held it to the camera body I also used a home made reflector. This Photo was the culmonation of many tries

  • Camera: Canon 400D
  • Lens: Nikon 50mm F1.8
  • Shutter speed: Unavailable
  • Apeture: Unavailable
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 4

Companions

A Girl and her dog, best friends for ever.

  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • Lens: EF 28-135 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F8.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Bicycle wheel

Old rusted bicycle wheel in my garden

  • Camera: Canon Eos 400D
  • Lens: Canon 70-300 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: 11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Lappies the Bengal

The Bengal cat focused on a possible meal

  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • Lens: Sigma 50-500 EX DG HSM
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

String me

My classical guitar leaning against a tree.

  • Camera: Canon Eos 400D
  • Lens: Canon 70-300 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 2

Sunlit

A Bird basking in the rays of the afternoon sun

  • Camera: Canon 600D
  • Lens: Sigma 50-500 EX DG HSM
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Consentration

Equestrian junior championship Maple Ridge Equestrian farm Muldersdrif Krugersdorp

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Victory

Equestrian junior championship Maple Ridge Equestrian farm Muldersdrif Krugersdorp

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F/9
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Tea Break

A quick step away from work

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 24-105L
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f9
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 3

Leap

Siwapiwe gracefully leaps into the air as he shoots for basket.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 24-105L
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: f5,6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Nanaga Nightscape

A lone tree stands on a hill overlooking the famous Nanaga farmstall just outside of Port Elizabeth.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: Tokina 11-16mm
  • Shutter speed: 125 seconds
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Where is it?

I can watch these oxpeckers for hours, much to the frustration of my family.

  • Camera: Canon 1D4
  • Lens: Canon 500F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Last Light Fun

Magic on the Okovango River. It was my first afternoon and we were really lucky to get the skimmers putting up a show during the last moments of the day. Not easy though.

  • Camera: Canon 1D4
  • Lens: Canon 500F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 6

Snack Time

Caspian Tern catching a decent size mullet in the Milnerton Lagoon. Lucky to be in the right place at the right time

  • Camera: Canon 1D4
  • Lens: Canon 500F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 5

Weaver

Captured this weaver feeding from an aloe

  • Camera: Sony Alpha 230
  • Lens: 300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: F/5,6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 3

First Strike

Black Mamba striking

  • Camera: Canon EOS400D
  • Lens: 90-300 Sigma
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

African Darter

Photo taken @ Pilanesberg - Mankwe Dam.

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikon 70-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Malachite Kingfisher

Photo taken @ Pilanesberg - Mankwe dam.

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikon 70-300
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f10
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Robberflies

I photographed these 2 robberflies while they were sitting next to each other, the next moment the one started flying/dancing around the other one for a few seconds. I think I was quite lucky to capture this unique moment.

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Tamron 90mm macro lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: 16
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Looking Down

Great shot of a giraffe looking down at the camera against a plain blue sky with a pop of fill flash to lift the head & eyes.

  • Camera: Nikon D1
  • Lens: Nikon 28-105
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: f9.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Sad Lion Cub

Sad lion cub laying on the tree trunk at the Lion Park in Jo'burg.

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Scops Owl

Scops Owl in the tree at night in the Kruger Park with a pop of flash to lift it.

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 6

Baobab & Bicycle

Sunset casts a warm light on the Avenue of the Baobabs near Morondava, Madagascar

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 17-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 10

Quiver Trees by Night 2

This is a 230 degree view of the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop, Namibia. The warm glow of light pollution contrasts with the cool light of the Milky Way.

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter speed: 12x 30sec
  • Apeture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 16

With Wings Wide Open

This Red Wing Starling was feeding from an aloe & flew upwards for the insect & nectar when I captured this photo.

  • Camera: Sony Alpha 230
  • Lens: 300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: F/5,6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 4

Colours

This photo was taken on the beach, where some aloes were in bloom and the bees were buzzing around. The coloring of the aloe, with the beach sand in the background and the sun going down (the golden hour), compliments each other.

  • Camera: Sony Alpha 230
  • Lens: 300mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 2

Eye Contact

Shot this at Hapoor Dam in Addo one morning just after the gates opened. This was also my 1st ever sighting of Hyenas in ADDO... The light was poor and I had to up the ISO to get at least 1/500sec at 500mm Zoom.

  • Camera: EOS 550D
  • Lens: Tamron 200-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/500sec
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 7

BSK Addo

Took this shot of a BSK with its interesting pose just before he took off...

  • Camera: EOS 550D
  • Lens: Tamron 200-500
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000sec
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 9

Double Landing!

I sat in my bird hide next to a pool close to drying up when these two Malachite Kingfishers had a frantic feeding session and almost collided into one another!

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 100x400 Canon zoom
  • Shutter speed: 1/3000
  • Apeture: 5,6
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 38

Lesser Bee Eater

I was on my way back from photographing Malachite Kingfishers one very late afternoon when my eye caught these Bee Eaters hunting. With the beautiful golden light I just had to stop and take pictures of them

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: 100x400 Canon zoom
  • Shutter speed: 1/180
  • Apeture: f 6.7
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 44

In Flight..

The Brilliant blue of this Brown Hooded Kingfisher fascinated me and I took two days to get the shot I wanted...in flight!

  • Camera: canon D60
  • Lens: 100x400 canon
  • Shutter speed: 3000/s
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 36

TRAFFIC JAM

European Bee-eaters busy getting food for the youngsters in the nest.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MK iii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000
  • Apeture: f/9.0
  • ISO: 2500
  • Votes: 17

KARIBA REFLECTIONS

I took this photo on Kariba Lake early evening using a flash

  • Camera: Canon 350D
  • Lens: Canon
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 14

On the Hunt

In the very last light of the day I managed to get a few sharp images of this beautiful creature as it began its evening hunt!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 300mm f2.8 IS + 1.4X
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 7

Breakfast Bee

A bee collecting pollen from a white rose and the stamen looking like Rice Crispies

  • Camera: Nikon D80
  • Lens: Nikkor 40mm Micro
  • Shutter speed: 1/350
  • Apeture: f9.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Looking to the future

A female from the Hirwa group showing off her 4 month old baby.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 70-200 F2.8IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 2500
  • Votes: 15

Silverback Portrait

A portrait of the Ntambara Group's dominent silverback - sitting waiting for it to stop raining.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 70-200 F2.8IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 14

What big teeth you have

Mountain Gorilla Silverback yawning in Rwanda's Volcano's National Park. It was dark and gloomy and pouring with rain - so the gorilla's sat under the canopy doing very little while waiting for the rain to stop.

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: 70-200 F2.8 IS
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 16

Twin caterpillars

There were many of these caterpillars all at the same stage in and around a tree - these two were crawling towards each other on this colourful flower

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: EF 28-135 IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F18
  • ISO: 250
  • Votes: 17

Is it still raining?

Singapore children waiting to be escorted to school huddle beneath a sidewalk canvass, wondering when the rain will let up.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5DMkII
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Street characters of Lukla

Lukla is the starting point for most people who trek to Everest Base Camp, and presents wonderful opportunities for street photography because of the variety of exotic cultures in this little town.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5DMkII
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/40
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Minaret at sunrise

The Taj Mahal must be one of the most special places on the planet to visit. In the early morning, with the sun starting to light up the scenery, is the best time to do this.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon 17-85mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/6400
  • Apeture: F7.1
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 1

Soaked Sandgrouse

Sandgrouse feed on dry seed. The dry food needs augmentation by drinking water regularly. They fly long distances,160km round trip, to reach water sources. The young drink water from the male parent's soaked belly feathers.1g feather holds 8g water.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 13

Church flowers

Taken in Iceland where these flowers grow wild although they are not indigenous

  • Camera: anon 5D EOS mark 2
  • Lens: F2.8L-USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/100
  • Apeture: F22
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 9

Morning school walk

Children walking early to school on a cold autumn morning in the mist

  • Camera: Canon 30D
  • Lens: EF 28-135
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F22
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 12

Bag worm

Taken with a reversed 28mm vivitar lens, diffused flash was used

  • Camera: 1000D
  • Lens: reversed 28mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

Taking a break

taken with a reversed 28mm vivitar, diffused flash was used

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

On the edge

On the edge of the Amphitheater

  • Camera: canon 5 d
  • Lens: 16-35
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

The Dry Surfer

looking exactly like a surfer, on a skateboard.

  • Camera: Canon 5D mk II
  • Lens: Canon 300 mm f2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: 2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

The Professional

Iky in action

  • Camera: Canon 1D mk III
  • Lens: Canon 70 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f 4.0
  • ISO: 2500
  • Votes: 2

Icing and Candles

A storm approaching over the sea at first light.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f2.8L II USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.5 Seconds
  • Apeture: f13.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 8

Splash of Colour

First light at the Otta, Waenhuiskrans.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f2.8L II USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.5 Seconds
  • Apeture: f13.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 9

Ready & Waiting

Malachite kingfisher (silhouette)perched on reeds at sunset in St Lucia.

  • Camera: Canon 7d
  • Lens: 100-400 L
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: 5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 4

Horses at sunrise

Getting up at 06h30 in winter @ 2 degrees is a mission (note the frost on the ground). I was looking for a subject at sunrise when I noted the two horses. I positioned them to the left of the sun and took the photo

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 14

Framed

Really liked the natural frame for this picture.

  • Camera: 550D
  • Lens: 250mm Stock lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Annie

Part of my first ever shoot. Annie was a great model.

  • Camera: 550D
  • Lens: 55mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 3

Splash

Water ballon exploding

  • Camera: 50D
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L Series ii USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: f2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 3

FUN TIME

Keeno is a ball of energy and just love playing. He enjoyed running in the water on Trekos beach on the West Coast.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mm f/4L IS USM with 1.4x converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000
  • Apeture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 21