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Making a splash



I took this shot whilst on safari in Africa and decided the image had greater impact when converted to black and white

I took this shot whilst on safari in Africa and decided the image had greater impact when converted to black and white
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chrisccrowley
 
chrisccrowley April 22, 2016
This is such a spectacular image! Well done!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The image was taken while I was on safari in Ruaha Game Reserve in Tanzania I was on a small boat in the middle of a lake.
Time
It was an afternoon outing
Lighting
The sun was shining but as it was later in the afternoon it wasn't too bright
Equipment
This image was taken with my first DSL camera, a Canon 350D and the lens I was using was a zoom lens 70-300. I didn't use a tripod or flash
Inspiration
I was sitting in a small boat in the middle of a lake, the crocs were all lined up at the side of the lake. I had been taking shots of them when they were stationary on the bank. Suddenly something startled them and they all dashed into the water making quite a splash. I was quite fortunate to get some good shots of them as although they are quite big creatures they can move very quickly. As to those big teeth I was quite pleased I was using a zoom lens.
Editing
I did some processing in Photoshot, sharpened it up slightly in parts. I did like the image in colour but I converted it to black and white and decided it gave the shot a much greater impact.
In my camera bag
I was travelling with as little equipment as possible on this trip as there wasn't much room in the boat only having my camera a standard lens and my zoom lens
Feedback
When shooting wildlife always have your camera at the ready, animals are so unpredictable and you never know when something is going to happen. I did learn when I have been on safari to keep my camera with my all the time. You never know what is round the corner from big spiders in your tent to monkeys coming down to pinch sugar lumps at breakfast.

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