Friday, November 16, 2007

First Bird of Paradise

Kim has planted several birds of paradise around the yard (large ones in the back and these in the front). In the past week this one flowered, the first in our yard.

We will be in Jamaica next week for a holiday so there should be fun pictures when we return.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 135 f/2, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Comet Holmes

Its been a pretty busy week. I've been recovering from my trip to South Africa and Kim's parents and Amy have been visiting. Before leaving for SA, I remember reading about Comet Holmes and how it unexpectedly had gotten a millions times brighter quite suddenly. I made a mental note to check it but totally forgot. I was reminded today when I saw Mike's Picture of the Week.

Along with photographing the comet, I also set up my binoculars in the backyard and everyone was able to get a peek.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 500mm f/4 IS + 1.4x TC (700mm equiv.), f/5.6, 13s, ISO 3200.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Another picture from the game drive through Kwantu last week.

Technical Specs: Canon 40D, 70-200 f/4 IS @ 200mm, f/7.1, 1/500s, ISO 400.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pair of Elephants

Another shot from this morning.

Technical Specs: Canon 40D, 70-200 f/4 IS, f/4.0, 1/3200s, ISO 200.

Addo Park

I just got back from Addo Park and am now in Port Elizabeth. My series of flights to return home begins tomorrow. I took this picture this morning (went on an 6am sunrise safari). I'll add more as I get more chances (I'm finding it challenging to find reliable wireless internet here).

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 300mm f/2.8 IS + 1.4x TC, f/4, 1/1000s, ISO 1600.