October 2017 Winners

Winner
Gordon Dinner – On the move
Winner & Best Junior
Tanya Nadauld – Electric Sunset

1/6 second @ 16mm

F16

ISO 100

Canon 5d Mark 4

Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM

Winner
Malcolm Sutton – On your marks get set go

We were camping at Wildlife Camp on the bank of the Luangwa River, Zambia. We were packed up and almost ready to leave for another camp when I was informed that there was a Saddle-billed stork on the river. I had tried a few times over the previous days to capture images of one of these birds in action, but on previous occasions the bird had merely moved around slowly. The light was right so I set up my camera and my luck was in when it danced around fishing and then raced across the water.

Canon EOS 1DX Mk II: Lens: EF 500 mm f/4L IS II USM + 2x extender.

Settings: f/8; 1/4000 sec; ISO 1600

Winner & Best senior
Rhona Sellschop – The bush veld catshow

In August we were in Djuma, in the northern area of the Sabi Sands Reserve.  This image was taken in late afternoon light with a Nikon D500 camera and 80-400mm lens set at 135mm.  The  ISO of 400 gave me F6.3 at a 320th with zero EV.  The shot was taken hand-held from a game vehicle in a brief moment when the leopard paused in her stride  to look at us.

Winner
Andries Bornman – Cat in the window
Winner
Nerissa Naidoo – Raising dust

I watched 2 baby baboons playing at sunset. Every time they chased each other at high speed they raised dust… this was one such moment.

Camera: Nikon D700 with Nikon 600mm Lens

Shutter speed: 1/1000sec

Aperture: f8

ISO 1250