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Time_to_Move_On



This rhino was none too happy with our proximity. By pawing the soil, he was sending us a clear message of his displeasure. At the sound of his snorting, it w...
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This rhino was none too happy with our proximity. By pawing the soil, he was sending us a clear message of his displeasure. At the sound of his snorting, it was indeed time to move on!
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Lesabre1954 PRO+
 
Lesabre1954 October 13, 2018
Epic capture!
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 07, 2018
Brilliant shot
stephenclarke_0429 PRO
 
stephenclarke_0429 September 06, 2019
Great shot, I know that rhino's can be very temperamental and also very dangerous! How far away were you, your lens info suggests a 1500 mm -on ward, at F10 is that right?
Carolyn_Angus PRO+
Carolyn_Angus September 07, 2019
Actually Stephen I thought the focal length on my old Lumix G3 extended to 600 mm! Actually we were in a Land Rover parallel to the rhino so relatively close! Well their poor sight certainly contributes to making them unpredictable! Thank you!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 December 14, 2019
Fabulous capture of the moment. Congratulations on your award!
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Carolyn_Angus December 14, 2019
He was about to charge! Thanks Gigi!

Behind The Lens

Location
Western Cape South Africa (nearest town of Ceres).
Time
Late spring afternoon.
Lighting
The quality of light makes or breaks any image. So I positioned myself as best I could to ensure that the side lighting was capturing the dust trail! As Ansel Adams said "Our eye will always go to the brightest spot in any image". That is where I exactly wanted to direct the viewer's eyes.
Equipment
Just a Panasonic DMC-G3! An excellent lens makes all the difference. This was the Lumix G Vario 100-300 f4.0-5.6.Focal length 150 mm or (in 35mm:300 mm) Exposure 1/1000 sec; f/7.1 ISO 800; shutter priority, spot metering.
Inspiration
Storytelling! Clearly there is an element of exciting possible imminent danger here! I experienced an adrenaline rush! There was that internal knowing that I had a great shot in my frame.
Editing
Just subtly lightened the under belly of the rhino. I did highlight the dust intentionally as that was my intended "extra".
In my camera bag
Currently I am shooting with the Sony RX10IV. I also converted a Lumix 7 to infrared. I have another Lumix with multiple lenses. I must confess that I am lazy when it comes to using my tripod! I love my Hoodman loupe for outdoor crimping! A variety of filters including a polarization filter. Rain gear for my camera and of course lens cleaning equipment!
Feedback
The mantra of my primary mentor forever echoes in my mind. "Always shoot for the extra". So in this case the rhino is in motion as he rises and sends out a clear warning with the dust that we are invading his space and he might just charge. My advise to those reading this is that when you see an animal, wild or domestic, it is not enough to simply capture it standing there. If the subject was a human being and it stood dead still before you expressionless, would you be happy with that image? You want to capture something pertinent to the animal's behaviour or body language that ultimately tells a story.

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