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This was captured at a game farm just outside Johannesburg where the game walk around between the bungalows. It's also an area popular with the balloonist's whi...
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This was captured at a game farm just outside Johannesburg where the game walk around between the bungalows. It's also an area popular with the balloonist's which makes for an interesting combination.
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sipanhota
 
sipanhota September 17, 2013
very nice shot
julieklene
 
julieklene September 27, 2013
I love this!!! splendid shot!
MissSandy PRO+
 
MissSandy May 31, 2015
For reals? Or composite, which is of course still real...lol.
alexjevon
 
alexjevon September 19, 2015
Fantastic composition!
icemanphotos
 
icemanphotos September 21, 2015
Great shot.
korinna PRO
 
korinna February 19, 2018
Voted on balloons
PAIGEmahnke
 
PAIGEmahnke March 02, 2018
Gorgeous shot!!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken on a small game farm just outside Johannesburg, South Africa.
Time
This was about 6am. The area is well known for it's early morning Ballooning and they launch a couple of hundred meter's away, which worked out perfectly for the shot.
Lighting
Shooting into the sun you always have to stop down quite a bit to avoid burning out the sun and that creates perfect silhouette opportunities.
Equipment
This was taken with a Canon 550D and the 18-135mm lens, hand held.
Inspiration
I was up early and being on a game farm. With the balloonist's out doing their thing and the Giraffe pretty close and quite tame, I realized there could be something quite unique happening composition wise as the balloon was moving into a perfect position with the sun, I just needed to find the right angle. The Giraffe was also moving it's head around a bit so it was just a matter of patience before all the elements lined up.
Editing
Not retouching, just changed the contrast and brightness a bit to crunch the blacks and warmed the white balance slightly.
In my camera bag
Now a days I still carry my 550D as back up but have a 5D mklll, EF16-35mm 2.8, EF24-70 2.8, EF 70-200mm 2.8. 2 x extender. EF 50mm 1.8
Feedback
With any wildlife photography you need patience and always be aware of your surroundings. Know you camera so you can quickly change your settings, things happen fast in the bush and you need to be ready. Get out early for the best light.

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