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      01-31-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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King of the Beasts

I recently returned from two weeks in South where I saw and did amazing things.



This photo was taken right after the big guy finished mating. The 8 image series is here:

http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/2.../lions-mating/

The entire South Africa album is here:
http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/category/africa/
It is diverse with many kinds of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes and an occasional street shot.
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Wow, that's an amazing shot. It would be fantastic if you had caught him while smoking the obligatory cigarette........
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Awesome shot !
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Not only are these great shots, but they are also funny ones. Nature at its best!
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Diver what lens did you use to capture with in the Africa set?
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Thank you ddk, img, El Bimmer and BigDog.

BigDog, Most of the images of animals were captured with a Nikon 70-300VR. It has been repaired by Nikon twice (once because I dropped it 6 feet) and in its present state it works better than when new. The Walking With Lions series is an exception as it was done with a 24-120 f/4 AF-S G. Most of the landscapes were shot with the 24-120 as well, including the pano. A few landscapes were done with a 20mm f/2.8, mostly used on the day at Tsitsikamma. For the wine country trip I used a 28mm f/1.8, mainly for its good low light performance in dark wine cellars.

For me the wildlife subjects are a new thing and I am very pleased at how well the images have been received.
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Great shot and great series on your site. You had great light and a dream situation with the lions. Congrats.

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Thank you Dave. It was dreamy, but now I am home.
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