Following on from my previous post, with regards to light, imagine my joy a week ago when I got a call on the radio saying that a pride of Lions were feeding on a Buffalo, not too far from the lodge.
Anticipating great pictures in rich red winter afternoon light, me and Melinda, my wife, went out late afternoon to try and get some images. You cannot ask for more I was thinking, wow, 4 adult Males, 5 adult females, and 2 cubs all feeding on a huge Buffalo.
How wrong I was, the kill was hidden in thick bush, and there was no clear view, or sun on the subjects. No photographs here I thought. Thats when I started looking around, and saw some vultures waiting for their turn at the carcass. Positioning myself in such a way as to get the sun setting behind them, these are 2 of the shots that I managed to capture, in a batch of a few hundred.
You have to be creative, and think about many things when going out, I went to capture images of Lions feeding, and returned home with the vulture images that I must say I am very happy with.