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This week I introduce my first but definitely not last photographic journal. I have recently been using the new Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens and I have been having an incredible time with it. It has been a lot of fun being able to zoom right up, as you would have seen a lot of in this blog, and the detail that the lens is able to capture is impressive. I have been enjoying filling the frame with half faces as I feel it adds a personal feeling to the subject or animal’s face and draws your attention to certain features that sometimes go unnoticed.
I have tried to go for a variety of pictures in this blog and have saved my personal favourites (the leopards) for last.
I am reviewing another Sigma lens that will be featured on the blog soon, stay tuned for more…
A close-up of the dark-maned Matimba male. ISO 640, F6.3, 1/800.
A young Mhangeni male has a drink after finishing off a buffalo with the rest of the pride. ISO 800, F6.3, 1\800
ISO 800, F6.3, 1/1000
A high key shot of a portion of the Mhangeni pride. ISO 1000, F4, 1/800
Welcome back to the European bee-eaters. ISO 500, F6.3, 1/2500
A blacksmith lapwing guarding her eggs. ISO 800, F6.3, 1/1600
Despite shallow water meaning less of a threat from crocodiles, most herbivores will always be nervous when putting their head down to drink. ISO 640, F6.3, 1/1000
Vultures tormenting hyenas is always entertaining to watch. ISO 1000, F5.6, 1/1000
A thirsty elephant will drink up to 50 gallons of water a day. This is the equivalent of a water that a standard bathtub holds. ISO 800, F6.3, 1/500
The Ravenscourt male lying on a termite mound with an overcast background, edited in high key. ISO 1000, F5, 1/2500
The Tutlwa female seen with a prominent scratch below her right eye. ISO 800, F6.3, 1/320
A series of shots taken of the beautiful Tamboti female. ISO 1000, F6.3, 1/640
Staring almost right through the camera -the many expressions of the Tamboti Female. ISO 1000, F6.3, 1/500
ISO 800, F6.3, 1/500
Written and Photographed by Nick Kleer, Londolozi Ranger.
Nick joined the Londolozi team from Thornybush Game Reserve, and immediately began revealing his photographic potential, especially in the passion with which he pursued knowledge. An almost fanatical approach to improving his photography has seen him gain a rapid understanding of all the ...