bpeters

bpeters

I am an internet entrepreneur and technical ICT specialist who loves to travel and has a passion for amateur wildlife photography
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    1. Comment on Standing Tall one year ago
      Nice post production, gives a completely different atmosphere from the photo I took on the opposite side:
      Interesting rock formation Interestingly, the big boulder on the top seems really almost separated from the rocky platform it is resting on Arches,Geotagged,National Park,North America,United States,Utah
    2. Comment on Red Cracker butterfly one year ago
      It's a nice exhibit, nowhere near as big as the "bush" exhibit. There are a lot of butterflies flying around, plenty of opportunity for taking pictures. Main attraction is the mangrove creek with the manatees, those are big animals...
    3. Comment on Crocodile on the shore one year ago
      I'm as sure as it gets. I took this photograph on a boat trip in the Everglades. Didn't know there were only very few crocodiles there
    4. Comment on Macaques on top of the lion rock 4 years ago
      By all means, thanks for the edit :)
    5. Comment on Reaching out to you! 4 years ago
      Looking familiar to my encounter in Sabah:
      Leech on a leaf This blood leech was found scouting for fresh blood in a tropical rainforest in Sabah, Borneo Asia,Borneo,Haemadipsa picta,Leaf,Leech,Rainforest

    6. Comment on Bruce 6 years ago
      Great shot. It helps to remember that spiders weaving a web in trees or bushes are seldom dangerous to humans. It's the ones crawling on the ground and in (dark) cavities you should be afraid of.
    7. Comment on Temple Leopard 6 years ago
      That's amazing indeed. Did you use the EF 500 f/4 IS II lens for this shot? That thing is HUGE, especially handheld :)
    8. Comment on Relaxing Perch 6 years ago
      Welcome on Jungledragon Wawan! And what a fantastic first contribution. I'm loving the composition and the sharpness on the head and body of the bee. Where did you take this photo? It would be awesome if you can Geotag your photo's. Keep on contributing!
    9. Comment on King_Cobra 6 years ago
      With a focal length of 30mm that snake must have been awfully close, or the image is heavily cropped. I'm interested as well in the conditions this shot was taken :)
    10. Comment on Sri Lankan Jackals on a grass plain 7 years ago
      I'd say that 400mm would work out fine, but there will be numerous occasions where a little more focal length is definitely appreciable. If I'm not mistaken, you carry a full-frame Nikon DSLR. My Canon 7D has a cropfactor of 1,6 which puts my 300mm telelens effectively in the 480mm range. In retrospect, a lot of my photos were taken at full focal length while the desired subject isn't even nearly filling the frame. With all the pixel loving prosumer cameras today, cropping is not that bad, but I'd personally rather avoid it if possible.

      In Sri Lanka, a typical wildlife safari is conducted using a jeep to drive through a national park or nature reserve. The wildlife is often not that close to the (dirt)road and it is not allowed (and sometimes even dangerous) to wander from the vehicle. Ideally I would have liked to carry at least a 400mm lens (which in my case would effectively be 640mm). The 4 stop stabilizer on my telezoom was really helpful since the suspension of an old safari jeep is not the most steady surface to shoot pictures. During my wildlife trips, I rarely needed any focal distance less than 100mm.