…A Study of Botswana in Monotone I…

By: itchierfeet

Jun 28 2010

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Category: Animals, Botswana, Essay, Landscape, Safari, Sepia, Travel


Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 500D

Double take – The grand Oryx, one of Africa’s largest antelopes.  I loved the way that the herd stopped and looked the same way, giving the impression of a reflection.  Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve, Botswana.

[Canon 500D, ISO 100, 1/500 @ f/5.6, 200mm, Sepia-toned in A3]


3 comments on “…A Study of Botswana in Monotone I…”

  1. What a fabulous photo!

  2. I have to say this is so cool. I spent a lot of time reading about oryx body part transport too!! Fun to think about you seeing them in the, er, flesh.

  3. I think this might be my all time favorite photo of yours. There’s something about the angles of the horns, the horizon, the stripe on the body…the long grass. When I look at it, I can just imagine standing there myself in the silence, with the grass moving against my legs and the wind listlessly blowing my hair. It would make me want to lie down in the grass, shade my eyes from the sun and look at the sky…which of course would be a bad idea, as I’d most likely get eaten by a lion.

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