Safari Shutters

This is a group for anyone who loves taking photos of wildlife and listening to the sounds of the bush. We share information and ideas here with all of the other 'Safari Shutters' in our group. For constructive advice, we encourage you to post your unedited images as well as your edited versions.  This will make it easier for our experienced members in our group to assist you with ways to improve your wildlife photography  – All welcome…even if you don’t have all the big lenses!

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4 Day Wildlife Photographic Safari - September 2016

Our next 4 Day Wildlife Photographic Safari will take place at Monate Private Game Lodge in Limpopo. It has been scheduled for the 2nd of September 2016 to September the 5th.

For more details please click on the Wildlife Photographic Safari link here below:


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A Story through my lens

Started by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje. Last reply by Rudolph Viljoen Sep 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Us as wildlife photographers absolutely love nature and are curios as to what beautiful things were put on this earth for our enjoyment.When we see such amazing sights, it is a remarkable experience to be able to pay the picture from the human eye justice by photographing it with the right equipment to enjoy forever…Continue

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Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on November 21, 2015 at 19:40
Not sure how I am going to hide in the shade with this white car????
Comment by Chris Jones on November 20, 2015 at 16:52

Sure you will do many many thousands of comfortable kilometers in her / him?

Comment by Dries Alberts on November 20, 2015 at 15:14

Lovely choice Bruna

I am sure that the reflective white color will be much more comfortable in the sun.

Happy cooler kilos to both of you.

Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on November 19, 2015 at 13:15

I bought my black Landy what feels like many moons ago. I soon realized - after returning from one of many trips traveled on roads less traveled - that a very strong bond would be formed between my black Landy and me.  As a wildlife photographer, most of your day is after all spent photographing from the confined spaces of ones vehicle.   My Landy was quickly named ‘Black Rhino’ after our first trip, photographing Rhinos in particular. 

After many good road trips and plenty photography as well as good memories, it was time to retire her as maintaining her has become extremely costly. 

Say hello to my ‘White Rhino’ which I still have to form a bond with! 

Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on November 12, 2015 at 15:55
Hi Nico! so nice to hear from you again. What an awesome shot! I also like the crop.
Comment by Nico on November 7, 2015 at 21:30

Canon EOS 7D, EF100-400mm IS USM, TV, F/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 320

Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on November 1, 2015 at 22:40
Dries the background is something different! I just love the expression on their faces.
Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on October 31, 2015 at 20:34

Yes I use a Gimpro car bracket which fits on the outside of my car door. Alison they sell them at Outdoor Photo, who is very expensive to tell you the truth. I use my Benro Gimbal head on the bracket but I believe most gimbals will fit on this contraption. I did however not purchase mine from ODP as I managed to get one slightly cheaper from Anton Roos from Lens Rent who is actually the manufacture. His email address if you are interested: - I believe they cost about R7000-00 these days, crazy hey!!.  I paid R6000-00 for mine two years ago. They are absolutely worth getting and they work extreamly well. Once you have used one, you will never leave home without one. You don't have to remove the bracket from your car door after every shoot or when you travel. To remove it you have to open the car door first. I only remove my gimbal head before I hit the road again. If possible get yourself one, you will not regret it.  The bracket fitted to the back window of my car in the foto is a slightly cheaper option. You can also get them from ODP, but most places have them in stock these days. They are called Safari Carpods. They also work relatively well.. although with less freedom to move and some restrictions, specially when tracking birds in flight with big lenses..They are also not that sturdy with big lenses for obvious reasons. With that said, this bracket came in very handy for me in various situations already. Not sure what they cost these days.

Comment by Bruna Mentrup-Nortje on October 31, 2015 at 20:00

Thanks for sharing Chris! You have been following these beauties from day one Chris! Now that is dedication for you everyone! We have to follow your example for sure Chris! 

Comment by Chris Jones on October 31, 2015 at 18:00

Few shots of Kendi the juvenile Verreaux's eagle taken this morning at Walter Sisulu





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