Last one of my little South African 'bestiary' ;-) ---- all the animals, by the way, live in the wild in Pilanesberg. Taking photographs outside the car, therefore, is always a risky business. Especially if you're shooting landscapes. There is no time to mount a tripod as you might easily become lunch. The photographs of the white lion cub and the cheetah were taken from an open door of a small van - (with a beating heart, I must admit.) --- A word on the lenses: I had to travel with light equipment, therefore, I brought my K3, which I like very much. The DA* 16-50 and DA* 50-135 were the only lenses I took. Personally, I think both count among the best lenses Pentax have ever built.
|Camera Maker||RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.|
|Camera Model||PENTAX K-3|
|Lens||smc PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM|
|Image Date||2020:02:13 15:09:09|
|Focal Length||70 mm (35mm format equiv.: 105 mm)|
|Exposure Time||0.0080 sec. (1/125)|
|Exposure Program||Aperture priority|
|Exposure Mode||Manual exposure|
|White Balance||Auto white balance|
|Flash||Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode|
|Software||Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.14 (Macintosh)|
Nice series you made. Also fun that you describe how it all took place. A little adrenaline from time to time might be good for your health as well maybe ;-)
Personally, I liked the zebra and the giraffe most. Thanks for showing us. These images of the animals in their natural environment obviously excel zoo images by far.