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DAARS WATER

"Baie geluk Gerda, dit is 'n fantastiese foto!"
Feb 13
Pietman Muller commented on Leo van Vuuren's photo
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Blue Waxbill- Lunch or trouble

"Baie mooi Leo! Baie skerp met 'n goeie moment vasgevang. Ek hou ook van die weerkaatsing. My enigste punt van kritiek is die plasing in die raam, ek sou graag die sysie nader aan die derde lyn aan die regterkant wou hê met die dooie…"
Feb 13
Pietman Muller commented on LEON PELSER's photo
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meerkat familie

"Well done Leon! Mooi skerp, goeie komposisie en met "catchlight" in die oë! Hou baie hiervan."
Feb 13
Pietman Muller replied to Marius van Aardt's discussion I need some advice
"Hi Marius, I fully agree with Nadia in respect to the following: f5.6 - 6.3 works very well and I found over the years f5.6 to be  sort of a sweet spot with many telephoto lenses giving their best results between f5.6 and f8. The most used…"
Feb 13
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Black shouldered kite

"Dankie julle!"
Feb 13
Susan van Wyk commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Black shouldered kite

"Fantastic photo!"
Jan 26
Nadia de Lange commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Black shouldered kite

"Ek is ook mal hieroor Pietman! It could be a painting. So mooi!"
Jan 26
Pietman Muller commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Black shouldered kite

"Dankie Leon!"
Jan 25
LEON PELSER commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Black shouldered kite

"Pietman...i love this...a nature image in high key...beautiful sharp eye with movement captured in the wings...'gold'"
Jan 24
Shawn Marran commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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"Hi, Pietman   Please check out Danie's latest post on changes coming to Photo Critic and DPC. For the interim, the DPC instructors will no longer critique each photograph. This is a temporary arrangement while we are working on DPC's…"
Jan 22
A photo by Pietman Muller was featured

Lioness at sunrise

Nikon D4Nikon 500mm f4 lens1/640 @ f4ISO 3600
Jan 22
Danie Bester commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Lioness at sunrise

"I recommend a panoramic crop (cropping a bit off the top and the bottom),which will emphasise the lioness for greater visual impact."
Jan 22
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Warren James commented on Pietman Muller's photo
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Fish Eagle strike

"Awesome moment captured"
Sep 19, 2017
Pietman Muller commented on Pietman Muller's blog post The Fish Eagle story – part 3
"1/2000 @ F5.6 500mm ISO 1600"
Sep 17, 2017

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City and Country
Levubu, South Africa
Birthday
July 9, 1955
Are you...
An Experienced Amateur Photographer
Which genre(s) of photography interests you..
Landscape & Travel, Wildlife, Macro
Bio... something about you. Including camera equipment and software you're using...
Nature loving farmer. Mad about fish eagles,owls and leopards. Uses mainly Nikon and Sigma equipment.

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The Fish Eagle story – part 3

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 17:44 2 Comments

The last two years have been hectic, difficult and extremely busy, but  fortunately two opportunities came up in August to spend time with, and photograph fish eagles. I decided to share some of the shots as well as insights gained from this in this blog. The first opportunity came on the 9th of August while on a business trip to Hectorspruit in Mpumalanga. I made a quick visit to a farm dam to check on a fish eagle that my son in law and I have watched previously. I saw the bird…

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A different view of Kruger – Abundance and beauty

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 7:31 4 Comments

As a wildlife and nature photographer one sometimes has to make do with what you are presented with as wild animals cannot be manipulated like studio items. This can very easily lead to despondence and a feeling of hopelessness if things do not go your way. (I am referring to real wildlife not the canned type). This fact does however not mean that a shot cannot be planned or that a photographer cannot go out with a certain idea or project in mind. As is the case…

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Photographic study of Spotted eagle owls at the nest - part 3

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 12:06 6 Comments

The Owl story continued – 2013

As a wildlife photographer that is absolutely fascinated by owls, I am fortunate to live in an area where these nocturnal birds are plentiful. I keep a detailed map in my office of all owl pairs in the area and at present I am aware of at least 10 Wood owl-, 7 Spotted eagle owl- and 3 Barn owl pairs in an 8 km radius from my home. Finding owl nests are not that easy, especially Wood owl nests as Wood owls are very secretive, but I am very pleased…

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Fish Eagles - the love affair - continued

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 5:30 2 Comments

This year so far were pretty hectic with very little time for photography but I grabbed at the opportunity to spend time over the weekend with the fish eagles at the nearby Nandoni dam. Like the previous occasion we were desperate to get a couple of shots of the lone overwintering Osprey but he is very shy. My friend got one shot at 1000 mm but I did not even try as it was just too far for my trusted 500 mm Sigma.

The fish eagles made up for this loss and we had several…

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At 12:04 on January 20, 2013, Chris Jones said…

Hi Pietman dankie ek is vuilug terug.

 

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At 15:14 on December 24, 2012, Susan Pretorius said…

Geseende kersfees vir julle Pietman mag ditn mooi nuwe jaar opleewer met baie mooi fotos.

At 21:14 on September 25, 2012, Carminda Swanepoel said…

hi pietman, baie dankie! Wardeer dit, bly jy hou daarvan! EK het so groen oog vir diere maar elkeen het sy eie talent! Woeker!!! :)

At 18:32 on August 17, 2012, Lize Hill said…
Baie geluk Pietman :-)
At 17:26 on August 17, 2012, Bruna Mentrup-Nortje said…

Welcome to our team Pietman and congrats!!

At 11:23 on August 17, 2012, Jenna Bester said…

Baie geluk Pietman !!!!!!

At 11:22 on August 17, 2012, Donita Visser said…

Congrats on the appointment!!

At 11:11 on August 17, 2012, Gustav said…

Congrats and welcome to the team!! :D

At 14:29 on July 9, 2012, Lize Hill said…

Veels geseend met jou verjaarsdag - mag jy 'n lieflike en wonderlike dag saam met almal wat jou liefhet geniet....  Happy Birthday...

At 12:14 on May 28, 2012, Magda Henning said…

Wow!  Pietman jou fotos is ongelooflik,  groete

 
 
 

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