I went back to Otuataua Stonefields, a regional park just a 15 minute drive from my house. The sunset was pretty good and I got a few shots (uploaded to my website). This one didn't quite make the cut but I thought it might make a nice wallpaper.
I was very lucky to take this shot of a male leopard in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. I took a couple of shots, but I like this one most where he looks up, seeing some possible prey and you can see the killer-instinct in his face.
Canon EOS 40D, Canon 70-200mm f/4, ISO 400, 1/250 sec., 173mm, f/13. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2, finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
In 2009, I spent Christmas at the southern-most point of Africa: Cape Agulhas. I was eager to see another amazing sunset as I did so often being in Africa for a couple of months. However, there was a big layer of clouds covering the whole sky and I was pretty disappointed. That was when the idea for this shot struck me. There was this small strip just over the horizon where the Sun illuminated the clouds, restrained by the Atlantic ocean below and the thick layer of clouds above. I exposed for the sunlight and left everything else pitchblack to achieve this result.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/800 second, 44mm, f/8. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2 with finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Taken last Autumn in Kemptthal (a place that I absolutely love), near to Zurich, Switzerland. I used a tripod, and a ND8 filter to get a longer exposure time (f/10, 3.2s). For me personally it portrays harmony, serenity and balance.
I took this photograph in Phoenix Zoo, Arizona, USA on 28th March 2010.
This is from my second wildlife photography album. I was testing out my new Canon EOS 7D! I was shooting in continuous mode and the tiger looked at me for just a fraction of a second, when it heard the shutter sound!
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM. Adobe Lightroom 2.6, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Focal Point 2.