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Friday, 28 August 2009

DIgiscoping Lions

Sticking with the whole "big cat" theme, here are some lions.

A youngster up on a rock surveying the Sabie River. We spotted this guy well hidden and quite a long way off the road in the late morning sun - hence the heat haze blur.

Intense eyes. no messing with this woman!

Lazy male.

there is a lot in a cat's eyes
All digiscoped using a Swarovski STM80HD scope, 25-50x Wide eyepiece, a Swarovski UCA digiscoping adapter, and a Canon EOS 1000D DSLR.

I think my next post will bring some real surprises...

Happy digiscoping,
Dale Forbes


SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Fantastic images Dale. I especially like the second one as it looks like she is fresh off a kill. Are you back home again?

Gaelyn said...

Awesome captures as always Dale.

Kelly said...

...gorgeous. I'm calling my son over to take a peak. He love the cheetahs as well!

Richard King said...

Yes, I think I would use a powerful scope to get shots of them. Don't want to end up as dinner! Great photos.

Chris said...

Hi Dave,
Fantastic, it is cool to travel with you! This last portrait is magnificent and my favorite in this set, but you are giving me the need to go to Africa!!

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful photos! I've yet to try digiscoping. Is it difficult? Thanks for sharing!!