stellakline asked: you're photos are so clear and capture animal behaviour so well! Is it all one person who takes them?
HI there. Thanks very much. Indeed, every photo on the blog is my work. But I am a Gemini so there are often two of us fighting over the camera… ;-) Cheers, NJ
Food Fight. For those who often ask “How close are you?” This was shot at 70mm…close enough to catch flying scraps! :-) Check out the little ones waiting to see which Mom wins. (Please click to enlarge.)
If you want to see who won, check out: http://www.njwight.com/2013/11/the-spotted-hyena-part-two-lets-eat-2/
See? I told you. They’re called Tumblrs…they just sit there all day staring straight ahead at the magic glass…
originalkaren asked: What's your favorite setting to take photos in? (Like, do you prefer forest, desert, tundra, etc.)
hmmm…interesting question. Well, my favorite setting is whatever setting large mammals are in! :-) Shooting on water can be very challenging for me-reflections, filters etc, but I do love it. Tundra?? No thanks. Ok…maybe for polar bears. I do like the African woodlands and Savanna. Also, the sand forests in KwaZulu-Natal S.A. were quote special. I am not crazy about the rainforest-shooting under a dense canopy is very difficult and the humidity is tough. But the birds are magical! Thanks! NJ
I love tent bats!
None of these little dudes this year… :-(
The strawberry poison dart frog (also called the blue-jeans) is the coolest little dude I have ever seen. I loved trying to track them down and got pretty muddy capturing this shot. He was about the size of Tylenol - but with teenie-tiny legs. So, not exactly a large subject to find in the jungle, but that colour sure helps! (Hand held with a 100m macro, f4, 1/250 ISO 6400, kneeling in mud.)
pokos-photos asked: Hey your pictures are really nice! I'm doing photography as a hobby next to my biology study. Wildlife is indeed a lot of fun to photograph. Though I have a canon t2i with the kit lens, I really want to get more and better lenses (macro, fisheye, telezoom), and a professional dslr. For a student like me most of these are way too expensive. How did you get the money to go for a big upgrade? or do you have any tips to gather the necessary funds? Thanks! -Poko
Hi there. Thanks. I worked and saved to get the money for my equipment. Not sure I have any other tips…Look at buying used lenses from reputable sources-lenses hold their value far more than camera bodies.
Just remember, the best camera is the one you have with you… Worry about your technique, your artistic vision and what you are trying to say with your work. These will take you much further than a new camera and lens. Good luck!
Cute fellow down by the river in Panama. Reptile people…is he a basilik? He sure scooted across the water like one…?