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Spat between Jackal & Vulture



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7 Comments | Report
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 30, 2018
Truly stunning image
sandradhamel
 
sandradhamel January 06, 2019
Beautiful! Where is this?
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ClintRalphPhotography October 03, 2019
Zimanga, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa ????????
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Bayou_Chic January 07, 2019
Nature at its fiercest! Excellent shot! Congratulations!
nannyD
 
nannyD January 08, 2019
Wow great capture.
BigTime
 
BigTime February 14, 2019
Great Pic
meronhabasha
 
meronhabasha September 17, 2019
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DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO Mar 03
great moment shot

Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken at a private game lodge called Zimanga in northern Zululand, South Africa. There was a carcass with Vultures moving back and forth. Then this Black-backed Jackal came onto the scene and proceeded to start chasing the Vultures away. Some moved off but this one fought back. Ultimately the Vulture gave way.
Time
I had been sitting in my hide from before sunrise waiting for the action to happen. This action took place just after sunrise.
Lighting
I shot this image at the best time of the day, sunrise, while the lighting was still soft. The African sun can be quite harsh once the sun is up high. I was lucky that the Vulture's wing lifted high enough to let the sun fill its body and face.
Equipment
I shot this image with the Canon 1DX MkII and the F4,5-F5,6 100-400mm lens using a tripod. No flash
Inspiration
I was busy taking shots of the Vultures feeding. When the Jackal arrived I prepared for something special knowing that the two species would take each other on. I followed the Jackal waiting for that moment and BAM, got it
Editing
Yes. I cropped the image, sharpened the subjects, softened the BG and enhanced the colours.
In my camera bag
All Canon 1DX MkII x 2 F4 600mm lens F4,5-F5,6 100-400mm lens Canon 1,4 extender Canon Flash Tripod
Feedback
Patience, patience and more patience. And then be very alert with a quick trigger finger. Study your subject matter to learn its tell-tale signals and movements to pre-empt the action. Always check and adjust your exposure & settings on your camera as the light changes. And then pray for luck. Every good photographer needs luck to get that really magical shot

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