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Bachelor herd



A bachelor herd is a herd of (usually) juvenile male animals who are still sexually immature .
Taken from a air balloon....
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A bachelor herd is a herd of (usually) juvenile male animals who are still sexually immature .
Taken from a air balloon.
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RSeanC PRO+
 
RSeanC August 27, 2019
Very nice shot Clear and Crisp even though the animals are running
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Cortez48 August 28, 2019
Thank you.
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gman176 October 25, 2019
Great shot!
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Cortez48 October 25, 2019
Thank you

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, during a air balloon ride.
Time
After waking up at 4.30, we were driven by a 4x4 Toyota for about 1 hour to a space where three hot air balloons were being prepared for a hassle take off. During this trip we saw three male lions. We lost about half an hour repairing a flat tire. The photo was taken at 7.30, inside a balloon with limited space and without tripod.
Lighting
With a balloon in motion and running impalas it was necessary to use a high shutter speed. I opted for 1/1250/, F/6.3 and ISO 1,100. In wildlife photography I work always in manual mode with auto ISO and AF-C.
Equipment
This photo was taken with a Nikon D500 with Tamron 150-600. It was not possible to use a tripod. I had also a Nikon D800 and nikon 70-200 f/4.
Inspiration
My first intention when I bought this tour was to photograph the migration of the wildebeest. As such was not possible during the 50-minute tour, we were photographing all visible wildelife. That's when we saw this group of Impalas..
Editing
Some minor adjustments in highlights, shadows and clarity.
In my camera bag
Nikon D800 and D500. Nikon 300 pf f/4, Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 105, Nikon 16-35 f/4, nikon 35 f/1.8 for Dx. Teleconverter Nikon 1.4 I received today a D850! Waiting for a Nikon 500 pf.
Feedback
If you like wildlife be prepared to have special equipment for this purpose. Africa, where I lived during 25 years is special.

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