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Sunset Agulhas

Sunset Agulhas

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk11
  • Lens: EF24-105mm f/$L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 10 sec
  • Apeture: f/11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Svalbard Ice on beach

Svalbard Ice on beach

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk11
  • Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f/13
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Svalbard Photographers

Photographers Svalbard Expedition

  • Camera: Canon 5D Mk11
  • Lens: EF24-105mmf/4L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F/11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Column and pYRIMID

The Column and Pyrimid Central Drakensberg, A view looking towards Cleft peak

  • Camera: Canon
  • Lens: 16-35
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F13
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Yellow and Blue

Looking west towards Cathedral peak as a storm rolls in. The Grass and the last rays of the sun caught my eye

  • Camera: Canon
  • Lens: 16-35
  • Shutter speed: 1?13
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Halloween Night

Infra red + hdr of old church and graveyard, Co Antrim

  • Camera: Nikon D50
  • Lens: 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 1

Beached

Infra red shot of beached fishing boat, Co Donegal

  • Camera: Nikon D50
  • Lens: 18-55
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

The Harbour

HDR shot of secluded harbour, Co Antrim

  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 18-250
  • Shutter speed: 4000
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Chillie

This chillie was fixed to a piece of black cardboard. I had a flash on the left hand side and a small desk lamp on the right. I then lit an incense stick and held it just behind the chillie. I gave a gentle blow to disperse the smoke to my liking.

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: Tamron 90 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
  • Apeture: f25
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

3 Forks

I purchased some plastic forks of different colours and clamped them together. I held a small flash to the left and slightly behind them.I then sprayed some water onto the forks.

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: Tamron 90 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1 / 180 sec
  • Apeture: f22
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

In the Balloon

I attended the Bethlehem hot air balloon festival in May 2011. As they were inflating this balloon i pointed my camera into the balloon and fired off a couple of shots.

  • Camera: Pentax K20D
  • Lens: Tamron 18 - 200 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
  • Apeture: f 13
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Tokolosie

Whet on a photographic trip with one of our club members

  • Camera: Canon 60d
  • Lens: Canon 18-135
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

The proud of the west coast

Photo taken at Langebaan in the West Coast with the photographic congress

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D mark11
  • Lens: Canon 24-105
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f22
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Danielle

Matric farewell and they need soft photos that go well with the flow of dress.

  • Camera: Canon 60D
  • Lens: Canon 18-135
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f10
  • ISO: 500
  • Votes: 1

Peaceful sunrise

Taken at Marievale. This was a very peaceful morning with the water that was like a mirror!! The pastal colors is what makes this image for me!!

  • Camera: Canon 500D
  • Lens: Canon 17-40mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/13
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 28

Off I go

Taken at Rietvleidam Nature Reserve. I was lucky to get this little one just as he was about to take off!!

  • Camera: Canon 40D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600sec
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 27

I am so cute!

Photographing animals are a huge challenge - They never pose properly for a photo. But this little one was very satisfied once she had something to chew on!!!

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 24-105mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/200sec
  • Apeture: f8
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 25

Barbett

A crested barbett standing and posing for the camera

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Zebra Crossing

A close-up photo of a Zebra's eye showing the reflection of my car

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/400
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

The Stare

We had the pleasure of spending quite a few hours with a hyena family in Kruger National Park. We took some nice photos of the cubs and this nice one of the mother

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold is a colourful of Stourhead Gardens In Wiltshire. A Great place for photography any time of the year

  • Camera: D3000
  • Lens: Nikon 12mm -24mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/6
  • Apeture: f16
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Castle at light

While driving by this scenery... well, I just had to pull over and stop to take this image.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35MM F/2.8 L II USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
  • Apeture: F4.5
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 17

Duckhunt

I tried to shoot some duck... luckely they survived!

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Lens: Canon EF 16-35MM F/2.8 L II USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
  • Apeture: F11
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 17

Little Red Lighthouse

At the NYC George Washington Bridge there is this little red lighthouse. Google for it, and find the childrens book on it as well.

  • Camera: EOS 60D
  • Lens: SIGMA 70MM - 200MM F/2.8 EX DG APO MACRO II HSM AF
  • Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
  • Apeture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 17

Knock On Wood

Heard this continuing knocking sound. Malachite slapped this fish about 15 times before flying with its prey.KNP July 2012

  • Camera: 7D
  • Lens: CANON 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: F6.3
  • ISO: ISO800
  • Votes: 1

Patience

Squacco Heron early morning Marievale 5H28am

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 300-800mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/40sec
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 3

Desert rain storm

Photo was taken at Kubu island in Botswana during a late afternoon thunder storm while still raining. The sun was just above the horison for a couple of minutes. It was a matter of being at the right place at the right time.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-105 mm L
  • Shutter speed: 1/50 sec.
  • Apeture: f/13
  • ISO: ISO-800
  • Votes: 1

Survivor

Photo was taken at Kubu island, Botswana. Was cloudy most of the time, but luckely sun came through and I was able to capture an interesting sky which normally can be bland.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Sigma 10-20 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
  • Apeture: f/13
  • ISO: ISO-200
  • Votes: 1

Old steam engine

Photo of an old steam engine standing under trees hardly noticed by people passing.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: Canon EF 24 - 105 mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
  • Apeture: f11
  • ISO: ISO 800
  • Votes: 1

Off to Hunt.

Early morning the Bee-eaters leave the nest to hunt, returning in the afternoon to the nests. The males and females take turns during the day to sit on the eggs.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mmf/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: F/6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 9

Free to Fly

These Carmine Bee-eaters look free in flight.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mmf/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • Apeture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 800
  • Votes: 10

Mr. Delivery

European Bee-eater landing on perch with food for the youngsters in nest. From the perch, they fly directly to the nest to deliver the food.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MKiii
  • Lens: Canon EF300mmf/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: F/9.0
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 9

Where's breakfast ?

We picked up the tracks of this beautiful leopard before sunrise and were lucky that she returned to the sand track right in front of our vehicle. She stopped every 50 metres or to check out the Auob riverbed.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: Ef 500 4.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/50
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 14

Kruger Sunrise

The light on this particular morning was so beautiful that I just had to forget about animals with 4 legs for a while.

  • Camera: Eos 1D mk4
  • Lens: Ef 70 - 200 f2.8 mk2
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000
  • Apeture: f13
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 15

Boys will be boys.

Early morning in the Kgalagadi and these two young males were having lots of fun trying to get a porcupine quill off each other.

  • Camera: Eos 7D
  • Lens: Ef 500mm 1.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 14

ACROBATICS

"Painting with light" - Taken at the Photo & Film Expo. Low light. Filters applied.

  • Camera: CANON 76
  • Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: F4
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 1

White-troated Swallow

Very early morning landing

  • Camera: nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 400mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 2500sec
  • Apeture: F2.8
  • ISO: 3200
  • Votes: 2

Witkeelswael

Vroeg oggend Roodeplaatdam

  • Camera: Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 400mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000
  • Apeture: F6.3
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 3

PORCUPINE 1 - LEOPARD 0

Came across this amazing sight early morning. KNP-April 2012

  • Camera: 7D
  • Lens: Canon 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 2

Knockout

With a fighting style inspired by MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, EP Kings Wing Ofentse Boloko reckons sparing has improved his performance on the field.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 11-16 Tokina
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 1

Leap of Faith

There's a critical moment in every jump, once the athlete has released their energy, that they just have to accept the results and let themselves fly.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 35mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500th
  • Apeture: f3.5
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 1

The Ring

Up and coming wing for the EP Kings Rubgy team, Ofentse Boloko sharpens his reflexes in the ring.

  • Camera: 5Dm2
  • Lens: 11-16 Tokina
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: f4
  • ISO: 1000
  • Votes: 1

Water games

At Addo Elephant Park, this lone elephant was just taking it easy in the midday heat. Because of the harsh light, I used an exposure compensation of -0.3 step.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Lens: EF 70-200mm 2.8 L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/200
  • Apeture: F/8
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 2

In the shade

Taken in Etosha, this little Zebra foal had a lot of scars all over its face. In this pic the the mother protects it from the extreme midday heat by creating a shadow. I used a bean bag on my car's window ledge to balance the lens.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Lens: EF 70-200mm 2.8 L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Grasshopper

This grasshopper was on a mission. He was following a female, later mating with her (have pic)and I caught him in this pensive mode with my hand-held camera.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Lens: EF 70-200mm 2.8 L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Apeture: F3.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Votes: 1

Flying scrambler

I photograph this stunt at the Umuzi Jetski competition. i managed to get this image just when the scrambler driver was hanging in midair

  • Camera: Canon 7D
  • Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 3

Lesser jacana

This photograph was taken early one morning on the Chobe river. I was watching the Lesser Jacana's running from the one leave to the next

  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Lens: Nikkon 600mm f/4.0 with 1.4X converter
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000
  • Apeture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 1

Angry leopard

The photo of this leopeard descending the tree was taken late one afternoon in Tshukudu. I was fortunate to get take this photograph just when the leopard growled

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

Canopy sheep

Taken in the Natal Midlands under a canopy of autumn coloured trees with some sheep going home.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2
  • Lens: Canon Lens EF 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 4

Amidst the horses

Taken in Iceland whilst rounding up the horses to herd the sheep - a very windy cold day

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250
  • Apeture: F18
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 4

Happy faces

Fields of sunflowers encountered whilst travelling through the Free State all facing the sun

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark 2
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70
  • Shutter speed: 1/80
  • Apeture: F22
  • ISO: 640
  • Votes: 3

Zebras @ Dust in B&W

Taken at Rietvlei Nature Reserve. This is a "painting with light picture" transformed into Black & White.

  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Lens: EF300mm f/2.8L USM
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f3.2
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 2

DINNER FOR ONE

Came across impala in the tree.No sign of the leopard. After waiting for 3 hours she appeared. Fiercely mock charged our vehicle,then began eating her meal.Stared at us a few times to confirm whos's the boss. KNP Oct 2012

  • Camera: CANON 7D
  • Lens: CANON 100-400 f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/160
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 2500
  • Votes: 2

from the sharp end

taken at sunrise and 39 000 feet. Captured with the camera self timer

  • Camera: 5DMKII
  • Lens: 15mm fisheye
  • Shutter speed: 1/60
  • Apeture: f4.5
  • ISO: 6400
  • Votes: 2

Carnival ride

This photo was taken in Hartnbos

  • Camera: Sony DSC-HX5V
  • Lens: Fixed lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/25
  • Apeture: 3.5
  • ISO: 400
  • Votes: 1

Transkei sunset

A Photo I tried to take of the clouds and the sunset while on holiday in the transkei(I was sitiing in the back of a bakkie with a canopy)..It was only after the photo was taken that I noticed the two people in in.

  • Camera: Samsung L100
  • Lens: Fixed lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500
  • Apeture: 3
  • ISO: 80
  • Votes: 2

Gabriel

Air show Waterkloof

  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Lens: 200-400 F4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: Iso 400
  • Votes: 1

Fly by

Bird Island

  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Lens: 70-200 F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: 10
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 1

Blue eyes

Bird Island was a bit of a muddy mess after some rain and clean birds was hard to isolate.

  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Lens: 70 - 200mm F2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • Apeture: F8
  • ISO: 160
  • Votes: 1

Lost in Thought

Cape Town streetscape

  • Camera: Pentax KM
  • Lens: 18 - 250
  • Shutter speed: 1 350th
  • Apeture: F22
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Follow Me

Joggers on Sea Point promenade. JPeg image reduced to duo tone.

  • Camera: Pentax KM
  • Lens: 18 - 250
  • Shutter speed: 190th of a second
  • Apeture: F16
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 1

Waterfront Colour

Night photo of Cape Town harbour. Filters applied and processing.

  • Camera: Pentax KM
  • Lens: 18 - 250
  • Shutter speed: 120
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 4

Hunting Malachite Kingfisher

A super fast, secretive and very unpredictable colourful Kingfisher with an emperor dragonfly larvae.

  • Camera: Canon 1D MkIII
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4xTC
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000
  • Apeture: f7.1
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 8

Giant Genie

This Giant Kingfisher dived towards me as the first rays of the sun hit the water.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4xTC
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • Apeture: f6.3
  • ISO: 1250
  • Votes: 14

Giant Kingfisher Rise

A Giant Kingfisher rise from the water at first light with a piece of crab in his beak.

  • Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
  • Lens: EF300mm f2.8L IS USM + 1.4x TC
  • Shutter speed: 1/5000
  • Apeture: f4.0
  • ISO: 2000
  • Votes: 12

Elephant Mirror

I love the light on this elephant. We were so close to her that I could only get half the head in the frame, so what better to mirror it for the other half to make this striking image!

  • Camera: Canon 1DII
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 320
  • Votes: 1

Yawning HIppo

Taken across the pool with a flash extender, in Sabi Sand.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • Apeture: f5.6
  • ISO: 1600
  • Votes: 3

Drinking Lions

This great pride chased off the elephant and giraffe at the waterhole to make way for the cubs to come out of the bush to drink. Taken at Etosha.

  • Camera: Canon 1D II
  • Lens: Canon 100-400
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • Apeture: f 5.6
  • ISO: 200
  • Votes: 5