Sean, Kelly, James (aged 11) and Luke (aged 8) Robinson graced us with their presence at Londolozi yet again last month and we were very happy to have them with us for what was close to their tenth time. Since we have known him, Sean has had a deep passion for photography and we have seen in the past few visits that he has encouraged his two boys to have the same passion. We realise this when we found out that James had won a prize for National Geographic kids photographic competition and we have added his picture below for all to see how he is making his dad proud.
A copy of the magazine in which James was a finalist, well done James!! His picture is the bottom one with the leopard in a tree.
During their stay, James and Luke joined us in the Londolozi Creative Hub to get the upper hand on their dads skills, having lessons with Richard Laburn, the author of the iBook, A Guide to Wildlife Photography. In the below pictures you will see why they boys have to get all the advise they can get to be as good as dad in this wonderful hobby that they all have in common. Enjoy this weeks guest blog:
A Southern Masked Weaver standing out beautifully in front of the grey acacia thorns.
A zebra reaches around to try and scratch his shoulder and gives us a great stare before turning back to carry on feeding.
I loved the movement in this picture of these red-billed ox peckers.
It is not easy to be able to show the true colour of the cheetahs eyes as often you find them under exposed and they come out too black but Sean has captured the colour wonderfully here.
It is not often that one is able to get a picture of an owl in broad daylight.
With a silhouette such as this, one needs to expose for the sky and hold the exposure when you recompose and you will find you can get the colours nicely.
Another great movement shot of this lilac-breasted roller. In order to capture this shot one would try and get your shutter speed down to between 1/8th-1/30th of a second.
Zebras use the patters on their coats as a way to confuse predators as to how many of them are in one place as they all blend into one. This picture is a great depiction of how this can be true.
A Giant Kingfisher about to take off over a pan
Another great picture capturing the colour of the eyes.
Red-billed ox peckers mid flight between two rhinos, another great picture!
A wonderful close up of a buffalo, I love how it looks as though it is talking to us in this picture!
Photographed by Sean Robinson