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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on The Orionids Meteor Shower Spectacle

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sasha
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Amy writes so well great descriptive power

Amy Attenborough
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Thank you Sasha!

Menelisi
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Was so amazing thank you Amy for all your insight and for sharing the experience with us.

Amy Attenborough
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Glad to have shared it with you Mene! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

Paul
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Amy really impressed me with her description of the Orionid meteor shower that the staff witnessed last night. But I was amazed at her knowledge of meteors in general and learned a lot from her article. Thanks Amy. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

Amy Attenborough
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Thank you Paul! So glad you gained from it!

Ginger Brucker
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Amy, Thanks for bringing us with you on this magical night…though from the comfort of my bed.

Jenny
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Great description of this amazing happening and lucky, lucky you to witness such an event!

JERRY FEINSTEIN
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Please comment on the equipment used and the settings.

Amy Attenborough
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Hi Jerry. These photographs were not actually taken at Londolozi due to the brightness of the moon over this Orionid shower. Should we have left the shutter open for a long time to capture the shooting stars, the brightness of the moon would have blown out the images. With night time long exposures like this, a wide angle lens at a wide aperture and slow shutter speed, resting on a tripod would be the basic set up. We’ve done a blog on playing with night time photography and painting with light. Follow this link for that blog. http://blog.londolozi.com/2014/03/something-other-than-wildlife-photography/ Another blog that explores camera settings is available here http://blog.londolozi.com/2013/09/night-photography/ Follow this link for more information on low light photography in general. http://blog.londolozi.com/2016/03/low-light-photography-an-introduction/
Hope this helps! Thanks, Amy

Dianne Riddel
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Thank you Amy for sharing that wonderful experience with us . As you said when you witness something like that you realize how small we are . You write beautifully. Many years ago I also experienced the magic of star gazing on the Londolozi air strip…I will never forget it.

Amy Attenborough
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Thank you Dianne! It is amazing how all you have to do is look up in order to put things into perspective and so glad you had the amazing experience of witnessing the Londolozi night sky. Thanks so much, Amy

tom
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A remarkable and beautiful description of such incredible phenomena! There is the naturalist shining again…

Amy Attenborough
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Thank you Tom! Missing you all so much!

Linda Polley
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Hi Amy. Once again you delight me with your wonderful photos and narrative. Wish I was there to view it with you all.

Jill Larone
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Amy, thank you for a beautiful description of what must have been an incredible experience! It sounds like it was a very memorable night.

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