Out bright, early and ready for action as always. It’s very cold this morning and a mildly hazy yet mostly clear sky leant itself to a wonderful array of colour throughout the first hour. Pre sun up it is silhouette all the way usually as any light hitting the camera side of your subject is flat, boring and very dim. Although we get an exception to that shortly…
Either way these are very difficult conditions to shoot in for the cameras even with the monster high ISO settings we all enjoy these days and slow shutter speeds add salt into that wound when not shooting silhouettes.They then slinked into the bush too thick to follow so we made our way out onto the open plains to see what we could get against that impending sunrise. The fact the sun still wasn’t up by the time we found a good spot a little later should indicate how dark it was when taking the above sequence.
Many of the above shots were taken on the Nikon D7200 for extra crop sensor reach with the 400mm lens. Very impressed with the results that the camera delivered and worth having in your bag if you like extra reach or simply a smaller camera body on safari.
Then as the sun climbed higher it was time to see what our Cheetahs were up too. The temperature was rising and it would put them on the move and as daylight hunters they are always worth checking out if they are in the area.
Next time you’ll see me really start pushing my work into the arty category with our Cheetahs and they most definitely put on a good show. Keep an eye out in a few days for the next update. Until then, thanks for reading as always.