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  1. eesa

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    i am going to choba game reserve in botswana this holidays to get some pics
    does any one know where there are good spots to find lions , cheetahs and realy want to find leopards
    i am going to stay in choba camp site , savuti campsite and ihaha campsite

    trip is about 15 days and 10 of which will be in the park
     
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    Reedfish Moderator

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    @eesa,

    Very jealous!

    Please post some photos on your return
     
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    eesa

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    will do
    was planing to go to kalaghadi 9know all the spots to fing lions leopards cheetahs etc but ....
     
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    Go and check out my brother in law's website - http://www.istudioafrica.com/aboutus.html and contact him - may have some info for you... if not directly he should be able to put you in touch with soemone in the know...

    PLEASE TAKE PICS FOR ME OF THE DEVESTATION TEH ELEPHANTS ARE CAUSING... I will be entirely greatfull.. need them for an article I am busy palnning to write... Especially the Baobabs...
     
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    eesa

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    k tanxs for the info send me a pm of whatanimals you want me to take of and in what sunario
    the last time i was there there was a pride of lions in the camp , hear that they are there almost every night
     
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    francoisve Killinut

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    No pics of animals neccesary, unless it is a baby elephant dying of exhaustion because it cannot keep up with it's mother who has to walk 50 km a day in search of food... The riverine forests next to the Chobe have been destroyed by the elephants - that is what I would like you to capture - the bare ground for kilometers next to it, and damage to large canopy trees (if you can still see any trees that is...)
     
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    not sure where is that but will try and find ou
     
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    can you maby explain to where and what is it lol i dont understand
     
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    francoisve Killinut

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    The elephants have eaten all the vegetation next to the Chobe river - so there is nothing left... I would like photos of the nothing left... :)
     
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    k now i understand . i can try and get you some pics of an elephant in the open plains where they ate all the vegetation
    what about the baboons
     
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    @eesa,

    What camera equipment do you use for your wildlife photography?

    Have a look here, may be of interest:

    Africa Wild Index page
     
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    eesa

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    going to jhb to get a new canon or a 650d or maby a 7d i use the 70 - 300 mm lense saving for either the sigma 150-500 or the canon 400 mm
     
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    @eesa,

    I have a 650D with the standard 28-75 lense.

    Also have a Sigma 50-500 which I use for my wildlife photos.
    But it is very heavy.
     
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    seems you very into photography . how much did you pay for your sigma by me its abot 20 000
     
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    @eesa, could you try a little bit harder with your spelling and grammar? It's a nightmare to read.

    I have been in the Chobe reserve. You will find most of the wildlife next to the water bodies and in PM, elephants all along the river. Hundreds. As for the big cats, they are unpredictable. We haven't seen any of them in Chobe.
     
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    @eesa,
    i bought it over 10 years ago in the States.
    Was about $650 if I remember correctly.

    The extra zoom is fantastic, but it's a very heavy lens, so using it in low light conditions can be difficult.
     
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    that's not a bad price I will post pics later
     
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    I got my canon 650 d
     

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