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Your best pics from your trip.

Postby jimshu » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:58 am

Let's get a thread going where we can post a couple of the best pics from our trips.
Now hopefully we'll get a pic to show up taken in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa last August.Travelling towards the Battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwhana, later in the day.And we were chatting with our guide Guts, who is a very keen photographer, about how as the sun was creeping lower in the afternoon, the colours of the veld were getting richer.And the scene was gaining more depth as shadows became deeper and more pronounced.
And we came across 3 local ladies who had been collecting firewood.So we stopped and asked if we could photograph them.Giving them each 5 rand, we snapped away,and this pic is the very last I took, and I think it's a beauty.I just love it's simplicity but it's a complex subtle statement about Africa.
And as these ladies chatted away in Zulu, our guide who could speak the language, overheard this-
"Hey tomorrow we should just come back here with our wood.And stand here all day and make lots of money from dumb tourists.Much better than selling this for 3 rand in village.!"Lots of giggling as they moved off.
Now you know what I have written about giving handouts to Himba Children.Well, we've probably wrecked the local economy and turned these ladies into beggars.!Hopefully not.LOL>
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby jimshu » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:59 am

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2580/395 ... 8c5688.jpg
Hopefully we'll get a larger shot uploaded soon.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby ballu » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:28 am

Jim's pic..

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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby ballu » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:43 am

These are my 2 favourites from my recent trip to Africa...

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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby Zuleika » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:48 pm

Great idea Jimshu - and great pics too!!
Ballu - I just want to dive into that water - fabulous!

Here are a couple of pics from my most recent trips:

Doggie dinner queue - Lapland dogsled safari in Feb
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Group breakfast beneath Annapurna South - totally breathtaking to wake up to!! Oct 08
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby kris_nyc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:53 pm

Jim, amazing detail on that photo, wow!

Ballu, love the clouds. I wish I had gotten a good photo from the dhow in Zanzibar, but it was overcast that day.

Zuleika, did you go to Annapurna with GAP? I'd love to go there too.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby thecakeisalie » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:27 pm

Great pics everyone, keep 'em coming.

Here's one from Moir camp on the western side of Kili.

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And this one was taken at sunset from Ikoma camp in the Serengeti.

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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby kris_nyc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:44 pm

Tanzania:
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I had this lion perfectly framed, then she moved...but I still like it.
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Sorry about the large images, I don't know how to make them smaller.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby kris_nyc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:48 pm

thecakeisalie, the photo of the camp is incredible! I love the colors and detail.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby thecakeisalie » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:53 pm

Thanks! I see my second pic got a little truncated for being too large... yet it shows up in the preview pane at full size? Go figure...

Kris_nyc, did you see the lioness make that kill? You sure got close enough (and it still looks perfectly framed to me)!
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby kris_nyc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:14 pm

No, unfortunately, I didn't see the lion make the kill. We just saw her running, being chased by two other lions which apparently wanted to share her bounty. Then they got closer, right up next to our jeeps and she started munching on her meal.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby jimshu » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:06 am

I now see where your avatar came from.Great shot.Amazing how well those animal actors now just how to pose!
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby jimshu » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:17 am

My favourite wildlife shot.Sorry guys.Apparently here, we are on a different server, and uploading from downunder is over the top for the IT guys.
So a link will do it.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter ... =652863280
I'll ask Ballu to post it again as she's topside.
There's a few other photos on the Facebook link of this fantastic Southern Ground Hornbill.Walked out of the scrub right up to me then pecked my camera.!Cheeky.
I thought this was the pinnacle of wildlife viewing in Kruger.
Can't get any better.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby kris_nyc » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:07 am

Jim, awsome photos in that album. I loved the one of the cheetah baby...so cute.
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Re: Your best pics from your trip.

Postby ballu » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:49 pm

Jim's photo for you non-facebookers :)

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