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A few from South Africa

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  • A few from South Africa

    Hi all,

    so I gave my new kit a good workout on holiday in South Africa. Here's a few. Critique very welcome! All taken with the E620 and the 50-200 and probably most also had the EC14 on it too.


    jo sharks & whales 014adj Southern Right Whale by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


    jo penguins 042 African Penguins by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


    albatross 2 017 Northern Royal Albatross by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


    albatross jo 092 Cape Sugarbird by kittykat23uk, on Flickr


    albatross jo 081 Orange-breasted Sunbird by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

    If you like these I can post a few more, or I've uploaded a trip report to Safaritalk with photos etc. http://safaritalk.net/index.php?showtopic=6038

    All the best

    Jo


    PA205026 Young Leopard by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

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    Re: A few from South Africa

    Hi Jo.
    Some great shots there. I take it you're pleased with your Oly kit.
    I read your trip report, fantastic trip, I'm very envious.

    Regards
    Peter

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      Re: A few from South Africa

      Thanks Peter yes I am rather pleased although I'm still not sure whether I should keep the 70-300 considering I've hardly used it. I'm really glad I got the 50-200 and the 1.4 converter.

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        Re: A few from South Africa

        Lovely Photos, but the Whale tail is my favourite, well done for capturing the moment so well
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          Re: A few from South Africa

          Originally posted by Kittykat23uk View Post
          Thanks Peter yes I am rather pleased although I'm still not sure whether I should keep the 70-300 considering I've hardly used it. I'm really glad I got the 50-200 and the 1.4 converter.
          Great shots. Have you considered a Battery Grip with your 50-200 plus converter. I too have an E-600/620 and recently purchased the HDL-5 grip which reviews suggest balance the heavier lenses very well on the relatively light-weight E600/620 bodies. I'm still waiting to get a proper chance to try out the body+grip+70-300 as it's supposed to be a Christmas present from my wife (if you know what I mean!)

          Dave

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            Re: A few from South Africa

            I should have added that the bird shots are impressive although the second might have been better with a little cropping. Having photographed birds, I know how tricky they can be, however!

            Dave

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              Re: A few from South Africa

              Originally posted by Blincodave View Post
              I should have added that the bird shots are impressive although the second might have been better with a little cropping. Having photographed birds, I know how tricky they can be, however!

              Dave
              I often think that showing birds and animals in their environment is a good thing therefore you shouldn't crop too much.
              Dave

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                Re: A few from South Africa

                The Cape Sugarbird works very well for me because it isn't overly cropped and you still get a good sense of the bird in its environment.

                Dave

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                • #9
                  Re: A few from South Africa

                  Excellent set of pictures, Jo. The whale tail is my favourite, whale watching is something I'd love to do.
                  John

                  "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                    Re: A few from South Africa

                    Thanks everyone. I've not tried a battery grip- spent too much on the lenses LOL!

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                      Re: A few from South Africa

                      Thanks everyone. I've not tried a battery grip- spent too much on the lenses LOL! One thing I really struggled with was night photography. Missed loads of shots. But this one worked:


                      elephant plains to lower sabie jo 080 Lion by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

                      and I like this one


                      elephant plains to lower sabie jo 099 Grey Heron by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

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                        Re: A few from South Africa

                        Originally posted by Kittykat23uk View Post
                        Thanks everyone. I've not tried a battery grip- spent too much on the lenses LOL!
                        I use grips on my E620, E3 and E5. The latter are quite expensive but you should get one for the E620 for under fifty quid. Well worth it with the heavier lenses.
                        David

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                            Thanks for the info.

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