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JDLifeshots March 03, 2017
Adorable capture! Awarded.
 
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This shot makes me smile.
 
mawawi September 05, 2017
One of the most beautiful shots I saw today!
 
Shahadan September 06, 2017
Beautiful creativity
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Chayangel86 September 21, 2017
This is fantastic! Check out my challenge called Beautiful Africa, this would be a great entrant! :)
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OH MY ..hella cute!! シ
 
Fabulous Photo of baby ellie!
 
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Amazing
 
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Wonderful
 
linabulgaria Mar 25
Lovely, bravo! ;)
 
Nicely captured ????????

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Infant following her mother playing with her tail while mother feeds in the late afternoon sunlight

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Won Contest Finalist in Explore Africa Photo ContestMarch, 2018
Won Peer Choice AwardNovember, 2017
Won Contest Finalist in Wildlife Babies Photo ContestSeptember, 2017

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Behind The Lens

Location
Serengeti National Park
Time
3.45pm just as we started out on the afternoon evening drive
Lighting
Early morning and late afternoon lighting know as the golden hours are the best but the hour before and after can also give some interesting shots.
Equipment
Nikon D200, Sigma 50mm-500mm f/4.0-6.3, resting on a wheat bag and the roof of the Landrover.
Inspiration
We had been watching this small herd of two adult females, one adolescent and one infant feeding in the late afternoon sunlight when the infant started to play. From mock changing us to mad minute running around the infant then began to play with an adults tail, this type of animal behaviour for a wildlife photographer with the right lighting is what we wait for all day.
Editing
A small amount of adjustment in camera raw just to bring the high lights down and adjust darker tones.
In my camera bag
Nikon D200, Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3, Nikon D90, Nikkor 70-300, Tamaron 17-24. Manfrotto monopod, Manfrotto 732CY tripod, polarizer filters, remote control.
Feedback
Patients and an understanding of animal behaviour are a must for wildlife photography. Also having your equipment ready for the shot and I don't always have a shot in mind as I would rather watch and learn. One of the reasons I enjoy photography so much as the fact that I'm out there observing and capturing life in its natural habitat and so much can be learnt by observing

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