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Posted on August 25, 2017 by Sioux under General
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As I still felt there were areas in photography where I was lacking, I arranged a one-day one-on-one course with a good friend [who also happens to be a wildlife guide and excellent photographer], and although I had done the course in London, this time I could ask questions to suit myself and stop/start as suited me and not have to worry about fellow learners. Rietvlei Nature Reserve was the selected venue, as there we could cover not only the wildlife photography questions I had, but low lighting, bright sunlight and birds in flight. Lunch packed, he collected me and we set off. I bent his ear with many questions from the get-go, and looking at the final results, I’m quite happy now that I did both courses.

During my many visits to Rietvlei, I’ve seen more than one grave site within the reserve and have often wondered who they belong to. There are apparently some others, that have been restored, which are the graves of Voortrekkers, dating back to the 1800’s. I don’t know if this is one of those.

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Now to do one more course where I can refine my night & astro-photography skills and I think I’ll be happy!

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2 responses to “Home again – part 10 – Back to school – this time in the wild”

  1. Pauline Smith says:

    WOW – did these animals stand and pose for you or did you bribe them?????
    There are some wonderful photos there, Sue – well done…

  2. Chris Viljoen says:

    Nice shots Sioux!

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