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Hi Raiders

My fiancee and I just returned from South Africa (my first visit there) where we indulged in our favourite pastime - wildlife photography. We do have a joint web presence on Facebook under 2 Mad Photographers, but the actual website is still under construction. At this stage, my original website hosts some of my images that I had gotten around to processing. Sorry, we did not go fishing. No time in between safaris and image processing etc...

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7 hours ago, Amatteroflight said:

Hi Raiders

My fiancee and I just returned from South Africa (my first visit there) where we indulged in our favourite pastime - wildlife photography. We do have a joint web presence on Facebook under 2 Mad Photographers, but the actual website is still under construction. At this stage, my original website hosts some of my images that I had gotten around to processing. Sorry, we did not go fishing. No time in between safaris and image processing etc...

Feel free to browse here

I had a look at your site and the photos are AMAZING. You must have some serious quality camera equipment and an excellent knowledge of how to use it to optimum effect. I love taking photos but have no idea of how to operate the camera manually. Too old to learn so I'll leave it to the younger folk like yourself. Excellent work young man. Keep in touch on the site, I'm sure there are a lot of other Fishraiders who will be interested in your work. Cheers, bn

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I took a look at your photos today.

They look terrific. Clearly, you know what you're doing.

I went to South Africa on business a few years back but I didn't fish or take and wildlife pictures!

(BTW Neil,  your photos aren't are pretty good too!)

Cheers

Jim

 

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Thanks guys. If I had to sell my camera gear to buy a boat, I would still have some change I reckon. 

😂😂

Admittedly, I use pro-level cameras and lenses. It makes all the difference. A bit like anything, you get what you pay for. When we were in Kruger National Park, on our last morning at dawn, there was an opportunity to photograph a pair of lazy lions in the dim light. My fiancee was not able to get the shots, as she could not push her equipment. She uses a Canon 5D MkIII and 7D MkII cameras with a more affordable Sigma zoom lens, that is fantastic, but not an f/4 prime super telephoto. Whereas I was able to, because I can still shoot at ISO10000 plus to get very useable images with my camera body and a 500mm f/4 prime lens.

Digital image capture is an animal by itself and I could talk about my passion for wildlife photography forever, so I better shut up now.   

 

Sadly, fishing got away from me about 20 or so years ago, so I am just starting to get back into it. I figured, there is not enough time for all the things I would love to do around the ocean. But fishing is something I will make time for.

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On 7/30/2018 at 10:28 AM, fragmeister said:

I took a look at your photos today.

They look terrific. Clearly, you know what you're doing.

I went to South Africa on business a few years back but I didn't fish or take and wildlife pictures!

(BTW Neil,  your photos aren't are pretty good too!)

Cheers

Jim

 

Thanks Jim. They are representative of the subject matter and suit our purposes, but pale into insignificance stacked up against ones taken by someone who knows what they're doing. I may be heading to Sydney Sept /Oct sometime, would be great if we could catch up. I want to see more of your art capabilities and maybe wet a line. Cheers, bn

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1 hour ago, big Neil said:

Thanks Jim. They are representative of the subject matter and suit our purposes, but pale into insignificance stacked up against ones taken by someone who knows what they're doing. I may be heading to Sydney Sept /Oct sometime, would be great if we could catch up. I want to see more of your art capabilities and maybe wet a line. Cheers, bn

No worries Neil.

Let me know when its definite

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