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Congratulations to guitardirky for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 10 votes - View Previous Winners


I just got back from a two week trip through three different regions in Kenya. We had an incredible group of photographers we had an absolute blast. We truly saw it all - vistas, tusker elephants, massive rhino, all of the big cats and some wild predator action. We were in Amboseli, Ol Pejeta and throughout the Mara Conservancies.

I shot over 22,000 photos so here's a short taste as I'm not planning to post everything here as there were just too many opportunities! All in all, I shot nearly everything with the Sony Alpha 1 but some of the time I was using a modified A7iii for infrared. Sony allowed me to take the newly announced 300mm F2.8 GM. It's an incredibly nimble lens and it packs a punch. I really can't recommend it enough.

Who wants to go next time?



guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens    135mm    f/1.8    1/4000s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens    135mm    f/1.8    1/3200s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/12800s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens    135mm    f/1.8    1/12800s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/6400s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    2500 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/16000s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/8000s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





guitardirky 2023

  ILCE-1    FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    560mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Dec 16, 2023 at 01:53 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Kenyan Wildlife Safari


Steller set. #1 is special.


Dec 16, 2023 at 02:26 PM
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Sick! This is how it's done!


Dec 16, 2023 at 02:28 PM
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Awesome set ! Love it

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Dec 16, 2023 at 02:29 PM
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Wonderful set of images.


Dec 16, 2023 at 02:34 PM
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cs3is wrote:
Steller set. #1 is special.


Indeed. We definitely got lucky on that one. Kilimanjaro was only visible for about 2 hours in the 4 days that we were there.

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artsupreme wrote:
Sick! This is how it's done!


Thanks! I definitely feel like we hit the jackpot! I wouldn't have changed a thing with the trip!

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Ronny Olsson wrote:
Awesome set ! Love it

Ronny


Appreciate it!

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berimbolo wrote:
Wonderful set of images.


Thanks! Definitely many more to sort through yet!



Dec 16, 2023 at 03:15 PM
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Incredible images! I'm at a loss for words that can describe how much I love every one of these shots. What a fantastic trip. Congrats and thanks for sharing your work.

Greg



Dec 16, 2023 at 03:57 PM
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Superb set of images Matt. It must have been hard to cull down to this set

Morris



Dec 16, 2023 at 04:46 PM
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not only are these composed extremely well, the processing is to die for. Thanks for sharing


Dec 16, 2023 at 06:18 PM
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Breathtaking, each and every one. That hyena shot is something else, and I agree that no. 1 is at another level with Kilimanjaro in the background.

Gero



Dec 16, 2023 at 06:50 PM
 


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G.E. Smith wrote:
Incredible images! I'm at a loss for words that can describe how much I love every one of these shots. What a fantastic trip. Congrats and thanks for sharing your work.

Greg


Thanks Greg! I'm sure I'll find another set the share at some point but it truly was a trip that kept producing each day!

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morris wrote:
Superb set of images Matt. It must have been hard to cull down to this set

Morris


Thanks Morris! Definitely not an easy cull!

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kdacharya wrote:
not only are these composed extremely well, the processing is to die for. Thanks for sharing


Appreciate the kind words!

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gerov wrote:
Breathtaking, each and every one. That hyena shot is something else, and I agree that no. 1 is at another level with Kilimanjaro in the background.

Gero


That hyena scene was pretty wild. The whole thing was over in 30 minutes from take down to evaporated. I'm going to make a very large print of that first photo!




Dec 17, 2023 at 07:16 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Kenyan Wildlife Safari


Awesome images....Thanks for sharing. Feel free to share more pictures as you have time.


Dec 17, 2023 at 01:05 PM
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Now, THIS is what photography is all about! Impressive set of images to say the least. The first one I even said in a whisper while sitting alone "what a f*cking shot"!


Dec 17, 2023 at 01:11 PM
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WOW!! love them all


Bill



Dec 17, 2023 at 02:02 PM
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live2huntelk wrote:
Awesome images....Thanks for sharing. Feel free to share more pictures as you have time.


I definitely will. I've got more tuskers worth a look and many more cheetah, leopard, lion images worth a view as well!


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learle wrote:
Now, THIS is what photography is all about! Impressive set of images to say the least. The first one I even said in a whisper while sitting alone "what a f*cking shot"!


Appreciate it! I'm definitely going to make a large print of that one. I'm just trying figure out what size. I'd like to go 40x60 but that might be a tad too large for the room!

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Pinballgov wrote:
WOW!! love them all

Bill


Thank you!



Dec 17, 2023 at 02:38 PM
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Wide variety of excellent images.

John



Dec 17, 2023 at 04:00 PM
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johnohio wrote:
Wide variety of excellent images.

John


Thank you! We definitely were able to see so many different species!

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Dec 18, 2023 at 06:46 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Kenyan Wildlife Safari


Love the Buffalo capture!
Douglas



Dec 18, 2023 at 07:49 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Kenyan Wildlife Safari


Fantastic set! Makes me want to go back with my modern camera and lens, but I'll never talk my wife into it. I did a self-guided safari in the Masai Mara back in the 80s and loved it.


Dec 18, 2023 at 07:53 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Kenyan Wildlife Safari


Super set! What a trip!

Joel



Dec 18, 2023 at 08:08 AM
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