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Kalahari Watchman by hougaard Kalahari Watchman by hougaard
Of my 5 days in the kalahari, the best sunset was the last....and I forgot my effin tripod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pano of two shots

5D II
16-35MM II
ISO800 - yes, no tripod
f/7.1 - sigh, soft corners

kgalagadi tranfrontier park, Southern Africa

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BKImages Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Photographer
This is a beautful image! Great job without a tripod.
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Nooooooooooooooooooo!
I'm so happy this kind of thing dosn't just happen to me though =P
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UrsuViorel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
that's niceeee
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clarax78 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
just one thing to say : OUOHO !!!! beautiful :)
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emoMitev2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
How do you achieve such colors?
It's very nice!
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.. very beautiful scenery and sky. Just it's a bit small for enjoyment. Snap on your watermark and have it larger. :)
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EternityInTwilight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
May have forgot the tripod but the shot is beautiful. The colors are wonderful. :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel for you mate, however you still made the most of the light.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)sigh...doubt I'll ever print it
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you know you want to
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
nah I have other stuff I'd much rather print :) but photography doesn't sell that well here so most of what I print just ends up on my own walls
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LensCreations Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Aww, so hypnotizing *__*
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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mgm-photo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Absolutely right - 720pixles max! otherwise your shots get nicked!
Splendid capture even though w/o the tpod. I learnt the same lesson the hard way; my tpod goes everywhere my landscape lens goes - more than anything, it helps me slow down to think before shooting.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
if only gitzo legs werent so damn expensive heh
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mgm-photo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Which is why I went for a Slik...a bit on the heavy side but as steady and rigid as they come. They punch way above their price range.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
same here :) but their heads are shit. I have a Kirk Bh1 on Slik DX700 legs
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mgm-photo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
That's what I got - the 700. Planning on getting a Giottos ball head in due course.
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DonCaballero Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured here: [link]

Greets!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Artist
It happens for us .. ;)
Great work .
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artist
You are welcome .. ;)
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robsouthey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
very good, glad to see you shoot handheld occasionally :) good improvisation here!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you Rob :) handheld, very regrettably
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great work without a tripod!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
lol thank you:)
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Dagger-Kitsune Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Very nice. I love the colors and clouds.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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Dagger-Kitsune Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
You're welcome!
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bbijann Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
nice
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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Aleks92a Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
wow...
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Good thing 800 on the 5d2 is 100 on most other cameras. wicked freakin light. And way to make the best of no tripod :)

aF
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:) How's the 1Ds III?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
doesnt suck ;) but seriously it's a beast. love 14bit. so much info in the shadows.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
yip, but pulling it out creates some nasty noise. I'm trying to process an image for getty now of a dog with one half of his face in the shadow, which I have to lighten. I've done it three times but they keep rejecting it :(
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
sometimes. i've gotten really clean results. do you use noise ninja? you can dup layer then mask in where you need it...very very helpful. just sent my first test sub into getty. waiting to hear back. yikes! you been successful making any money from them?
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
successful in terms of? It's worth the effort so far...
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
yes...worth the effort. the compensation received equal to the effort put in :P
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
well also depends on what you do for a living eh :) Your hours are probably worth more than mine. Oh and just a note - Getty HATES noise! They want silky smooth skies, rather soft and clean than sharp and noisy:) but after a few submission batches I'm actually getting much better acceptance rates with them than with Istock. I can't get istock over 69%, my last two batches to Getty were 100% accepted.
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holomovement Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Wow! I wonder if you used HDR...since the lighting on the tree looks fantastic!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
nope :) but shooting with the light, sun behind me.thank you:)
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Young-Shutterbug Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Did you use a filter?
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
polarizer was on...due to stupidity and excitement
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DarkClawz01 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
wow.i love it.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
thank you:)
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DarkClawz01 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
your welcome:>
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