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Donna and Gerry Read
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You took some wonderful pictures Phil, ( but we knew you would) with that leans of yours! Hard to pick just one that we like, but the hippo’s are my favorite and Dawn, the video is spectacular! Kristen and Gerry got some pretty good pictures considering they didn’t have your expertise or your lens. We are reliving our safari as we look at all the pictures.
We had a marvellous safari experience at Londolozi! Hello to Like, Trevor, Erin, Penelope and Trevor. They were all so wonderful to us! Londolozi exceeded every expectation we had! Don’t ever change!
Thank you so much,
Sincerely,
Donna and Gerry Read

Phil
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Thanks Donna. I was really lucky to get some great photographic opportunities on this visit, thanks primarily to Like and Trevor’s skill. I am still going through about 5,000 images that I took and will send some to Kristen as I promised of the lion pride in the rain. The hippo shots I took the day after you left, I’m sorry you missed them! I am really glad you enjoyed your safari, Londolozi never fails to impress.

Lynn Rattray
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The all are amazing….love the video!

Phil
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Thank you Lynn. We were very fortunate to get the video and certainly I have never seen any film of young porcupines before so we were very fortunate. Dawn’s ability with the video is getting quite professional and her shot of the four male lions roaring at the end of the second video still makes the hairs on my neck stand up!

Susan Nethery
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oh the bushveld immersion!!! made me feel like I was ALMOST there. How I miss it.
There are SO many incredible photographs on this blog…..it is at all possible to download any of them? I would love a leopard on my desktop!

Phil
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I miss Africa as well, Dawn and I use the photos to relive the moments and look forward to our next visit. I have some pretty good leopard shots that I was fortunate to take and would make a suitable desktop image. Rich can give you my e-mail contact address and I will gladly send you some to choose from.

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Sure no problem Phil. Susan I will email you shortly. rich

Evette Hartig
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amazing!

Phil
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Thank you Evette. That is very kind of you to take the time to comment.

Wendy Hawkins
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Oh thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. I love the picture of the Vulture silhouetted against the moon, very special. The sunset one, was the sky really that colour with no colour filters?, if so, beautiful. The video is so special as I feel that I am sitting in the wagon watching all that “action” & those big dudes giving voice at the end – that is spine chilling. Well done Phill & Dawn, you must have more in your stash??

Phil
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I’m, glad you like the vulture photos Wendy. Vultures are not everyone’s favourite subject but in both these examples I thought they provided a very evocative image, which in this case was taken with a Nikon D300 with a 400mm lens. With the sunset photo the loan vulture in the middle makes a powerful impact. The moon shot was a particularly difficult hand held image to take whilst in a vehicle. I don’t use any filters and these photos are both presented as they came out of the camera without any Photoshop help. We love the four lions roaring as well. In fact Dawn has it as her mobile phone ringtone!

Suzanne Myers
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The 2nd video is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! I loved the way each animal was captured!!! WELL DONE!!! My Favorite!!! Thank-you!!!

Marie-Josée Parent
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wow, i really enjoyed the sound-scape. Made it more real and alive. Thank you.

Chris
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The first two pictures of the vultures are amazing!

Phil
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Thank you Chris. Like most things with wild life photography, there is a large amount of luck in having the subject matter being in the right place at the right time and then spotting the opportunity. The fact that all the Londolozi Rangers are keen photographers as well, helps tremendously when trying to position for a particular photograph.

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Incredible images Phil. The leopard on the tree and the tussling hippos are absolutely excellent photographs! Well done and thanks for sharing on the blog! rich

Phil
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I am really indebted to you for all the help both you and Kate gave me at the Creative Hub whilst I was at Londolozi. It is a superb facility very professionally run. Having the opportunity to be able to review photos and videos properly, on a daily basis is a unique facility and your enthusiasm for both professional and amateur photographers a like is admirable. As you rightly said, the Nikon 600mm lens is excellent at capturing sharp images and producing that exceptional depth of field blur so distinctive of this particular lens. Combined with the fact that Londolozi has such a variety of all the wild life, and diversity of terrain, the chances of getting high quality spectacular images are greatly enhanced.

Trevor & Colleen
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Superb!

Phil
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Thank you. I am really glad you like them. I had such a great time taking them, a great reminder of Africa!

Ed Hubbard
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The still photos are very good, but the video is sensational. I will try sharing it with all my friends who keep asking, “Why do you keep going back.” Thanks for sharing. We will return to Londo in just two more months.

SN Nethery
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Can you tell the name of this marvelous leopard…..she is so pensive & lovely. Would also love to know the method you have of identifying them…..by the spots on their muzzles? Thanks!

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