Mike Parfitt

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Jul 25, 2010


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On article Gearing Up For An African Safari (84 comments in total)

Just spent two months on a DIY self drive safari in Africa; the Okavango, Caprivi, Namibia and the west coast of South Africa. Took one DSLR - a Canon 7D and ONE lens a Tamron 18-270mm IS (effectivly a 400mm). I had decided early to limit the gear I took so left the tripod at home - my only regret! As I was driving and photographing I tool a heavy bean bag to throw over the drivers door window, this worked well. Because of the one lens option I never removed it from the camera and consequently had no dust problems. I agree with 'wetsleet' about the heat and black camera bags and the fast fading light, a good headlamp is a must!
PS also took my old G9 as a back-up and got some fantastic images on that as well!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 21:51 UTC as 26th comment
On photo IMG_2600a in the Colorful Birds in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Robin Sagar: Its a Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus)

Thanks, my mistake!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 19:04 UTC
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