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Great shot!!!
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mikehodgson December 08, 2017
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Location
This photo was taken in Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa in a private reserve
Time
The picture was taken early morning after spending a complete night in an overnight hide.
Lighting
The hide is set deep in the ground with the viewpoint at water level .The sun rising from behind my position . The day was overcast as it had been raining overnight so the light was gentle. Warthogs are notoriously difficult to get detail from them as they reflect the harsh African light on most occasions.I was lucky to have ideal lighting conditions.
Equipment
Nikon D5 , using a 200 - 500mm f5.6 telephoto lens on a tripod. No flash used
Inspiration
This particular hide allows for such a great low angle .I was enjoying the social interaction that happens very quickly and then is over. I had to follow the activity of drinking for about 8 minutes before this event.
Editing
Crop and lightened the eyes. Brought back the color as shooting in Raw this lost to some degree. Nothing much else was required.
In my camera bag
Nikon D5 200-500 F 5.6 lens Nikon D4 600 mm F4 lens Nikon DF 24-70mm F2.8lens Nikon 14-24mmF2.8 lens Tripod and gimbal Flash
Feedback
This picture was taken no more than 3 meters away. In order to get a picture like this you need to research wild life hides that will allow you this opportunity.

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