Posts By lightshedder

Little lion in the tall grass

On our first pass by this spot, the lions were there, or were presumed to be there, as they had been seen a few moments before…but we could not find them in the long grasses. On our way back out, our driver/guide Moses spotted this cub, maybe two years old (practically a teenager in lion terms)…just a set of ears twitching above the grasses…and we watched as it eventually got up and moved around and gave us better views…still in the long grass…but better. The lions of Queen Elizabeth are well studied and monitored. The mom in this small pride wears a radio collar, so the rangers pretty much know where the pride is on a day to day basis. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/800th.

Sunday Supplement: Vervet Monkey

A young Vervet Monkey in a Candelabra Tree in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda in August of this year. I am not sure what it is looking at…but it is certainly looking! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Yellow-billed Oxpecker on African Buffalo

Yellow-billed Oxpecker on African Buffalo: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Pretty much your classic shot of a Yellow-billed Oxpecker…and pretty much your classic portrait shot of an African or Cape Buffalo. Oxpeckers are actually parasitic on some animals, like Giraffes, where they open wounds on the animals hide to attract insects, but in the Buffalo it is a symbiotic relationship where the Oxpecker eats the insects that would eat the Buffalo. Sony Rx10iv at 526mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/640th.

Little Bee-eater

Little Bee-eater: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — a classic shot of the Little Bee-eater. I love bee-eaters! Such fierce bright little birds! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 200 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus 1.3EV.

Black Friday Special! Hippo from the bank

Hippopotamus: Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — I have lots of photos of hippos taken from the boats on the the Nile and the Kazinga Channel, but this is one of the few I have taken while on foot. We had stopped by the channel for a break, mid game drive, and there was a whole school of hippos off-shore. Sony Rx10iv at 469mm (close!). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/800th.

Pied Kingfishers

Pied KIngfishers: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Where we stopped my the Kazinga Channel on our morning game drive in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, there were a lot…a lot of a lot…of Pied Kingfishers. Bushes of Pied Kingfishers. These are just two posing nicely. Of course the Pied Kingfisher is by far the most common kingfisher in Uganda and probably all of Africa. They are pretty much literally anywhere there is water big enough to have fish in it. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4.5 @ 1/1000th.

Water Thick-knee

Water Thick-knee: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Mid-morning we reached the banks of the Kazinga Channel on our game drive in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and took the opportunity to get out of the vehicle and spend some time on foot. There were lots of birds along the channel and hippos off-shore, so lots to look at. This Water Thick-knee was not our first, but it posed so nicely I could not resist. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 526mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/640th.

Three-banded Plover

Three-banded Plover: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — This is just a grab shot of one of a small group of plovers which were running across the road behind our vehicle on one of the game-drives in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. I am not sure what we called it at the time, but it is a Three-banded Plover, one of the more common and widespread plovers in Uganda and all of East Africa. It is oddly named in that it does not actually have three bands in the usual sense…unless you are counting the white background as three white bands??? This bird is also odd in that it was not nearer the water…but there were quite a few other “shore” birds right along that stretch of road. Sony Rx10iv at 526mm equivalent (cropped and enlarged considerably). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/1000th.

Rufous-naped Lark

Rufous-naped Lark: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Another singer from the bush tops, the Rufous-naped Lark added to the pleasure of our morning in the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 125 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

White-browed Coucal

White-browed Coucal: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — I did not make our driver/guide stop for every Coucal we saw, but I made him stop for more then he wanted too. I really like photographing Coucals. They generally sit up nice for their photo and and they are such handsome birds…full of character! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th.