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Congratulations to harshaj1 for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 9 votes - View Previous Winners


I was in Botswana in Nov-Dec 2012. It is the start of the rainy season and the rates are significantly lower.
Thanks for all the advice I received from the forum before I went there. The equipment I ended up taking were D800 with 200-400 that was used for majority of the pictures. I left my 600 home. That was a difficult but the right decision. Thanks Eric.
I did a blog post in two parts if anybody is interested. It might be helpful for people considering a trip.
Trip summery
http://harshajphotos.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/botswana-2012-trip-summery/
Part I
http://harshajphotos.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/botswana-trip-report-2012-part-i/
Part II
http://harshajphotos.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/botswana-2012-trip-report-part-ii/

C&C appreciated.
Harsha





Honeymooners

  NIKON D800    200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 lens    200mm    f/5.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Male taking a break

  NIKON D800    200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 lens    550mm    f/8.0    1/500s    560 ISO    0.0 EV  







Animalscape

  NIKON D3    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    90mm    f/13.0    1/400s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  







One of the seven leopard sightings

  NIKON D800    200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 lens    550mm    f/8.0    1/800s    1100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Elusive wild dog pup

  NIKON D800    200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 lens    550mm    f/8.0    1/640s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 28, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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Two more





Carmine Beeeater

  NIKON D800    200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 lens    420mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  







Bull elephant




May 28, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #3 · Botswana sampler


Masterful Harsha!
The portraits are all quite special and because of the rarity I will choose the wild dog as my favorite although I keep going back to the big male lion. The leopard shot is top shelf as well with a fabulous background to go with a nice pose with that slightly bent left foreleg...
Eric



May 28, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #4 · Botswana sampler


Wow!

Great detail, colors, composition. The environment looks so...African! I can almost imagine being there. The male lion is my favorite; there's something about his expression that is almost wistful.

Greg



May 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #5 · Botswana sampler


Superb everything Harsha!


May 28, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #6 · Botswana sampler


I love them ALL!


May 28, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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p.1 #7 · Botswana sampler


very nice set indeed Harsha



May 28, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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p.1 #8 · Botswana sampler


beautiful images Harsha !!


May 28, 2013 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #9 · Botswana sampler


A great set Harsha. Too many good ones to pick ~ Ron


May 28, 2013 at 01:29 AM
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Wow Harsha, really my friend Wow

I saw your name and Bots and I knew I was in for a visual treat

These all are truly superb images, top notch work to say the least. I'm heading there myself later in the year and hope I come back with one image as good as these! One nit, there is are a couple of dust specs behind the Eli

Loved the links Harsha, your commentary is wonderful, I felt like I was there.

Tim



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p.1 #11 · Botswana sampler


Very tastefully composed and processed. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience.

Jude



May 28, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #12 · Botswana sampler


beautiful series - looks like an amazing trip!

Mark.



May 28, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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p.1 #13 · Botswana sampler


Big animals are something I never have photographed so it is a pleasure to see you do it in such a wonderful way

#1 nice relaxing light, would love to see you take the 'edge' off the BG and soften it a bit to separate the cats better
#2 This one just locks me on, wonderful!
#3 Animal scapes are one of your specialties, nice to take in as much environment as possible The BG is loaded with sensor spots on this one?
#4 The warmth against the greens is wonderful Harsha, pattern is eye catching I like this one a lot and it would IMO look sweet also in a tighter crop, very sweet buddy.
#5 These pups sure look like scrappers, certainly some markings on the nose to prove it too! Nice one
#6 Ohhhh my isn't this lovely, wow what a beauty my friend
#7 If wrinkles could talk there would be a lengthy listening to appreciate here! Nice portrayal of size and grace.

Thanks for sharing....
Karl



May 28, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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p.1 #14 · Botswana sampler


Brilliant set Harsha! For me, 2, 4, 5, 6 stand out in this strong set. Well done.


May 28, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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p.1 #15 · Botswana sampler


Beautiful set

-Tim



May 28, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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p.1 #16 · Botswana sampler


Harsha, these are a beautiful set of images because of the subject matter, compositions, and your very fine processing.
I kept going back to review and pick some favorites but I finally realized they're all equally good and I really enjoyed the whole gallery.
Excellent work Harsha.

Kirk



May 28, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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p.1 #17 · Botswana sampler


A beautiful series of splendid images all well captured and presented, Harsha
Socrate



May 28, 2013 at 04:25 AM
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p.1 #18 · Botswana sampler


Very nice set Harsha, sounds and looks like you had a great trip.

Jim



May 28, 2013 at 05:45 AM
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p.1 #19 · Botswana sampler


They're all such great shots, but it's the one of the wild dog pup that keeps drawing me back. I love the first one as well...it looks almost too perfect to be shot in the wild.


May 28, 2013 at 06:18 AM
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p.1 #20 · Botswana sampler


Superb portraits all around, seems your lens decision was correct. Sometime too long and heavy can be more of a hindrance indeed and the 200-400 would be very versatile.


May 28, 2013 at 06:48 AM
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