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Goliath Heron



Looking for breakfast - sunrise Kruger Park

Looking for breakfast - sunrise Kruger Park
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JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 28, 2016
Beautiful shot! Congrats.
stephanieveronique
 
stephanieveronique March 28, 2016
Congratulation , great shot !
Ellie39 PRO
 
Ellie39 March 28, 2016
Love this images I love the mood and the back lighting with the mist in background.
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DarleneKwiatkowski April 17, 2016
Very special!
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lindaferenchik April 25, 2016
Absolutely beautiful!????
Nitka
 
Nitka May 22, 2016
Beautiful..:-) Unique, different....a capture to treasure..:-)
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Merlot April 09, 2017
Awesome image love it
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kathyk_abq October 23, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous!
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tetvet October 20, 2018
nice shot, great colors
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billkuespert December 26, 2018
Job well done!

Behind The Lens

Location
It was our first morning in Kruger National Park, South Africa. We left the park just before sunrise and arrived at the Waterhole as the sun was rising. We made our way to the 'Hide' (near Skukuza) and watched the day unfold. There was an abundance of birdlife and a pod of Hippos in close attendance. The light was perfect - got several good shots that morning.
Time
Sunrise
Lighting
Just shooting wildly really, there were so many photo opportunities and as usual out of the many photos we took their were two gems. This was one.
Equipment
Canon EoS Kiss - no tripod.
Inspiration
We were in the park for about four days taking photos of as many species and environments as we could. The fact that this was the first morning was pretty special. A very warm and wonderful welcome to one of the most exciting environments on earth that one can explore on your own, all be it from the car. Have been there many times and never tire of the experience.
Editing
Adobe Lightroom -
In my camera bag
Camera, Tripod, numerous lenses and on this occasion as the animals are often in the distance we carried a 500mm Sigma lens which proved to be a great asset in this environment.
Feedback
Sunrise and sunset are without doubt the best time to capture animals and bird in Kruger Park as the light is softer and the subjects are more active.

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