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James Tyrrell

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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on The Week in Pictures # 70

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tHELMA
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hELLO…
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CAMP PAN MALE? …

James T
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Hi Thelma,

Camp Pan is still around. He is keeping rather a low profile and we don’t see him as regularly as we used to, but he was calling and marking territory in the central areas two nights ago…
We’ll keep you posted.

James

Carol Robinson
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Hi James, thanks for the wonderful photos! Especially the leopard drinking. Can you pse tell me which camera and lens you are using?

James T
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Hi Carol,

I use a Canon EOS7D with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens. The f2.8 aperture is amazing as one can keep shooting in relatively low light and still get sharp images. The combination of wide aperture, image stabilizer and a relatively low amount of noise (graininess) at high ISOs on the 7D keeps things nice and crisp.
I try and use a beanbag whenever possible to stabilise the lens, as it is quite heavy, and keeping the camera still even at high shutter speeds is really the key to getting sharp photographs.

James

Carol Robinson
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Thank you for all the info. You certainly are a great advert for Canon!

Evette Hartig
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Every week we get to relive the magic that is Londolozi. Thank you James.

Lynn Rattray
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Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing~

jimmy
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Thanks so much for including your picture/camera specs for each shot! As a fairly new photo bug, I love learning this stuff!

Chris
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I gasped when I saw the magnificent photo of the Cheetah! As usual, you take spectacular pictures and I always look forward to your posts!

James T
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for your comments.
Luckily the cheetah is a big fan of posing on fallen logs, often remaining up on them for 15 minutes at a time, so it is relatively simple to position the vehicle to get a good angle.

James

Danny
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This is great news for Tamboti, she’s been trying for years!

Lachlan
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Did you guys get any footage of the wild dogs? I hope so!

Great photos!

Sheila
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So many gorgeous cat photos. The Notten’s female is one special old girl…..made of some tough stuff. I love it when a wild cat surpasses the average life span. Thanks for another incredible ‘Week in Pictures’.

vikranth
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Great Photos James!

Shirley
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This is my favorite. I always look forward to those wonderful pictures and the information. Thank you very much. I really enjyed it.

JO LYNNE JONES
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About the cheetah – it is the one big cat we have yet to see at Londolozi. We’ve always visited in May. I’m excited about fact that by the time we get there in mid-May this year the grasses will be down and we might have a better chance of a spotting. What I don’t know is if the cheetah migrates out of the area in May.

See you soon!

Kate Neill
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Hi Jo Lynne,

Looking so forward to seeing you and Fred again in May, the guitars are ready for you!!! The cheetah does not migrate, it is just a case of luck if we see him as his territory is rather large and he does not spend all of his time on Londolozi. Holding thumbs for you to see him when you come!

Kindest regards,
Kate

Jo Lynne Jones
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Thank you for your reply – and for remembering us. Fred has a travel guitar he will be bringing so he won’t have to tie up anyone else’s guitar.
Are you going to be at Pioneer or do we need to come visit you elsewhere?

Kate Neill
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Hi Jo Lynne,

Of course we remember you, had so much fun together!! So exciting to hear that Fred will be ready with guitar in hand, all the Londolozi musicians are looking forward to a performance.
I am no longer working in Camps but will be sure to be visiting you both down at Pioneer Camp! Look forward to it!

Kate

MJ
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What wonderful pictures! Especially Nottins.. I hope we keep her for a while longer..

Sue Prince
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Great pics James but your cheetah is outstanding…..

Jon
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Hello, also interested in any news about the Camp Pan male. Thanks!

Lynne Myers
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Hi James,
Briana and I miss you but do have a few cute photos of you and Mikey! The leopard pics are fabulous. But I do hope it was an old, dead giraffe. I am telling all my friends to come to Londolozi as the best place in the world with the best Ranger!
Briana got some wonderful pictures of the lion pride; I need to get a few framed and hung. Things are pretty dull here in California. I only have one African specimen: an african grey parrot that bosses me around endlessly.
best, Lynne

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