I'm starting a series of posts here on my blog: On a Photo Safari with the Canon 5D Mark III.
Today is Day 1.
As I will be sharing my favorite photographs from my recent trip to Kenya's Masai Mara, I thought it only fair that I give credit where credit is due - because I had a lot of help in the making of my images! Here goes.
Our guide, Simone Sitenei, found the animals for us and got me into exactly - and I mean exactly - the best position for a photograph. That's skill. Credit due!
Jonathan loaned us his vehicle, customized for photography and videography, for the entire safari. Yes! This is one of the Big Cat Diary vehicles. My guess is that I got a much higher percentage of "keepers" thanks to having my own, awesome private vehicle.
I need to thank Canon for making some incredible cameras and lenses - and Canon CPS for loaning me the 200-400mm lens.
Susan makes cool images, too. She took the above image with her Canon PowerShot S110 - the perfect compact camera for fun (and awesome) shots.
Here is the camera/lens/settings info for the opening image for this post.
If you look closely in the opening image, (click to enlarge), you'll see a black and white dot above the male lion's eyes. That's a fly. Black is its body, white areas the wings. Kinda amazing.
Stay tuned for more images.
Interested in the gear I used on safari. Here is a QUICK look. :-)
Explore the light,
Canon Explorer of Light