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    Here's my 2019 nature showreel. Shot in Botswana (Nxia Pan, Kubu Island, Moremi Game Reserve), South Africa (Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park), and Madagascar (Masoala, Ranomafana and Andasibe-Mantadia National Parks and the Palmarium). Subtitled with common names of animals. Shot on Red DSMC2 Magnesium in 6K. Mostly using a Sigma 300-800mm, but also some Canon 100mm L macro, Canon 100-400 II, and Canon 24mm.

    I think perhaps it is a bit long, and the music is pretty cheesy. Comments and criticism are welcome.



    Link: https://vimeo.com/movingpicturesafrica/showreel
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    Well that was a real treat to watch! Outstanding footage. Tack-sharp and great exposures. My only comment is you should turn off all the stuff from Vimeo in your settings dialogue. It covers up your great footage and detracts from it.

    Very well done.
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    Very nice.It was easy watching until the end so it means it is really well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelan View Post
    Well that was a real treat to watch! Outstanding footage. Tack-sharp and great exposures. My only comment is you should turn off all the stuff from Vimeo in your settings dialogue. It covers up your great footage and detracts from it.

    Very well done.
    Thank you Mark! I'm too cheap to pay for Vimeo Pro (although I will have to soon as I am running out of space) so I can't customise the viewer at the moment :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Pilato View Post
    Very nice.It was easy watching until the end so it means it is really well done.
    Thanks Marc. That is good to know. When I edit something and watch it many many many times, I lose all perspective and can't tell if it's too long anymore.
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    Nice work. Did you mostly shoot at dawn and dusk for soft light?
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    Lovely stuff Robert! Thanks for sharing here. It's good to see what you're up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom S View Post
    Nice work. Did you mostly shoot at dawn and dusk for soft light?
    Thank you Tom. I do try to shoot as much as possible at dawn and dusk, but often it is not possible. Especially in the national parks where you have to be in camp just after sunset and can only leave around sunrise. Nothing sucks more than having to leave a great sighting just as the light gets good because you are an hour away from camp. I'll be shooting quite a bit in Botswana next year, and I'm hoping to get a permit that allows me to stay out at night, which will make a huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Solowiej View Post
    Lovely stuff Robert! Thanks for sharing here. It's good to see what you're up to.
    Thank you Sean!
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    I tried a different track. Quite a lot shorter, but also a bit melancholic. Now the animals all look sad :-(. What do you guys think?



    Link: https://youtu.be/j6ckZ8oiZks
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