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Hoedspruit Photo Workshop – Levaillant’s cuckoo

Levaillant’s cuckoo. Lifer. Photographed on a getaway, workshop near the town of Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa. Amazing what one can see when making the effort, taking the time and being persistent. A bit skittish it seldom allowed me to get close than about 3 or 4 car lengths and it would fly off to another […]

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens

Nikon have just announced an updated version of their 80-400mm 5x telephoto zoom lens with Super ED glass and Nano Crystal Coat. It also has a revision of their VR (II, not the latest III) technology and a different lens design from its predecessor in further reducing CA. Whilst I can’t confirm this on Nikon’s […]

Milkweed Grasshopper (Phymateus leprosus)

Got this feller on the way back from Winterton on a side road off the treacherous R74 but at the top of the escarpment near the Oliviershoek Pass. Contact me for tuition, workshops, photo tours and event photography. Shot details: Nikon D7000 and Sigma 100-300mm F/4 EX IF HSM @300mm. ISO-800 | f/7.1 | 1/5000s […]

Drakensberg 2012

“Wish you were here” The sheer beauty and size of South Africa’s massive 1,000 km (620 mi) SW to NE mountain range, The Drakensberg, is stunning. Here are images I took recently on a tour of the area. The river flows from the uKhahalamba Nature Reserve near Underberg (Southern Drakensberg) and proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site […]

Lake Panic – Kruger National Park

Just got back from a shoot in the KNP. I stayed at the Sand River Bush Camp run by the Lowveld Honorary Rangers. I will do a trip report sometime about this magnificent secluded camp. Here is one of the images I took at the end of that trip at the Lake Panic Bird Hide […]