Articoli marcati con tag ‘Lion’

Zambia (South Luangwa National Park). Lion.

Zambia (South Luangwa National Park). Lion.

© Stefano Pesarelli – Foto di copertina di 34parallelo

South Luangwa National Park: ISO 12800

Zambia, South Luangwa National Park.

Canon EOS 5D II + Canon EF300mm f/4L IS USM  1/400   f 4,0  -2EV ISO 12800

Manfrotto School of Xcellence: Into the black.

Manfrotto School of Xcellence: Into the black

At the limit of photography

The synch a photographer reaches with light is always a frail love/hate bond. Sometimes you can deceive this relationship to get the shot, but theory is very far from practice. Without light you have no photography and cannot catch the “moment”.
I was in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia during a night safari. My Canon was stable on my Manfrotto 498RC2 head and assembled on my Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 carbon and magnesium tripod to allow me to have reasonable exposure times in the darkness of the bush.
I needed the highest stability with light conditions “at the limit of photography”. Many years ago the sensitivity of films wouldn’t have allowed that shot, it would have been just a dream. Now, the possibility of increasing Iso and modern technologies of digital reflex cameras have made possible these pictures.
Bumping into a lion in the night is one of the most exciting moments of a safari, but you can certainly not stay with the lights of your 4×4 on for a long time, you have to save the batteries! Complete darkness is not a benefit for a photographer, I needed a little light at the right time.
When the lion started sniffing the air, probably because of the arrival of some hyenas in the area, I turned on the torch for a few seconds, a few moments that allowed me to “write” with light on the sensor and catch this portrait of a lion proud to defend his territory. © Stefano Pesarelli

Manfrotto School of Xcellence

Kenya, Masai Mara: la caccia.

Uno Gnu è braccato dal più temuto dei predatori, ma a volte la caccia non è perfetta!

Malawi: Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve

Moran ha 7 mesi e insieme ad Amayi, una femmina di 6 mesi, fa parte di un progetto di conservazione del leone bianco, una rara mutazione della specie: Panthera leo krugeri.

aprile: 2023
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