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Old 12th August 2010, 06:59   #16
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Classic snaps, esp the Zebra crossing the road and the large tree!
Why is the cat pained in that colour? Anything specific or am I missing something?
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Awesome pics! Serengeti is my dream too. Watched many programs on National Geographic and Discovery about it. What camera do you use?
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Like watching a Discovery channel or animal planet!!
Good natural photographs and beautiful sceneries!
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Classic snaps, esp the Zebra crossing the road and the large tree!
I liked the zebra crossing, too! And the plethora of beads adorning the native....

5* for the pictures!!
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Old 12th August 2010, 12:14   #20
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Oh AFRICA, my dreams. Great photography. Zebra crossing is awesome and you also got a snap of cheetah which I think is very elusive. Please continue.

A bit of details will add more colours to the travelogue.

5* from my side too.
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Amazing pics tomtom....Its so adventurous to be in an african safari with so many animals around. It would be helpful if you can give description to your pics and also explain us the details of your travel to this safari...Anyways 3 cheers and 5 stars to the photographs...Keep rocking!!
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Old 12th August 2010, 12:23   #22
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I guess this was the one thing missing in the travelogues section, an African Safari. Thanks for bringing the visions of a real wild safari tomtom.

BTW, that Cheetah looks like caught in an embarrassing situation and is asking you to sod off! And the two zebras seem to be blowing their noses in your general direction.

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Old 12th August 2010, 14:15   #23
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5* for the photos! It looks like each and every photo has a story to tell. Like most members here, i agree that it would have been great if you can narrate something on this tour of yours, like the logistics, duration etc.
Btw, what camera did you use?
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Awesome pics! Serengeti is my dream too. Watched many programs on National Geographic and Discovery about it. What camera do you use?
Sorry, Forgot to add "5 Stars" to this lovely thread. It's done now. But, you are taking too long a time to update this thread! come back soon with many more photographs!
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Hi tomtom

wonderful pictures, i would love if you can add some description and details about you trip, travel schedule, destination details, accomodation, safari details, food, culture in africa etc.

thanks for sharing. rating 5 star just for the images.
hi,the trip was in june 2007 just as the rains were starting along with the movement of the herds back towards serengeti from the mara.The planning took some time as it would be the trip of a lifetime.Had to decide whether to go through safari companies based in the uk or go down to tanazania and then book ,finally after checking decided on a safari operater based in the uk and i think that was a wise decision saving us a lot of hassles.the total cost came to around 1200 p/p for a seven day safari all inclusive including return flights.
Most of the safari companies for serengeti/ngorongoro are based in arusha and that was our starting point as well.picked up at the arusha airport (small airstrip only for 30-40 seater).Most of the lodges and big businesses seemed to be owned by desi brethren and saw a cinema hall with a hindi movie being shown.
stayed in two lodges for two nights and the rest was in tents which imo was just brilliant.the fact that only a thin plastic sheet seperates u from the animals around u is an experience, especially when u can hear the lions roaring nearby and the guide tells u that if u have any problem run to the vehicle.. oh i forgot the safari vehicle comes with a driver/guide and a cook /helper who were just great .all ur food/tents/camping equipment is carried along with u.They might ask u to buy some extra water or firewater as is your want.
there are two lodges in serengeti which are sort of middle range and then there are a couple of private camps on the high end.
Most of our time was spent in the national parks only.with one day at tarangire national park,3 days at srengeti and 1 day in ngorongoro.All three areas aheve a different feel to it with tarangire having the tree climbing lions/and a huge number of eliies,serengeti being the endless open plains with huge herds of zebras,gnus and ngorongoro with its concentration of animals in a small area.
need to make sure about ur tour operators before u book as there are a lot of unsrupoulous elements in the safari market and u can really be taken for a ride...
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Hi tomtom

wonderful pictures, i would love if you can add some description and details about you trip, travel schedule, destination details, accomodation, safari details, food, culture in africa etc.

thanks for sharing. rating 5 star just for the images.
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Classic snaps, esp the Zebra crossing the road and the large tree!
Why is the cat pained in that colour? Anything specific or am I missing something?
no u havent misesed anything its just my stupid attempt at processing made the lion look more like a stripeless tiger i guess ,not sure but on my comp it didnt look like it had just come out of a tanning saloon..
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Sorry, Forgot to add "5 Stars" to this lovely thread. It's done now. But, you are taking too long a time to update this thread! come back soon with many more photographs!
I too agree entirely with what is said above. Wonderful photographs. Now this is what we call the real Jungle Safari, and wildlife watching. Like everybody, waiting for more. Off course, pressed 5* too.
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5* for the photos! It looks like each and every photo has a story to tell. Like most members here, i agree that it would have been great if you can narrate something on this tour of yours, like the logistics, duration etc.
Btw, what camera did you use?
its a nikon d50 with 18-55 and 55-200 mm lens
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I'm cursing myself to have missed seeing this thread, but noticed now than later. Really, really beautiful pics & hope they aren't processed; I somehow get a feeling that the lion on the rock is bit processed. Anyway 5* from my side & expecting you to post more pics. Tks for sharing.

PS - I guess this is qualified to be posted in http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ge-thread.html (The Official non-auto Image thread) thread
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5* for the photos! It looks like each and every photo has a story to tell. Like most members here, i agree that it would have been great if you can narrate something on this tour of yours, like the logistics, duration etc.
Btw, what camera did you use?
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I too agree entirely with what is said above. Wonderful photographs. Now this is what we call the real Jungle Safari, and wildlife watching. Like everybody, waiting for more. Off course, pressed 5* too.
how do i put narration below the photos???
adding some also
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