Photo of the Day Contest
Starry Night by Hendri Venter
Thursday, 26th September 2013

Starry Night

by Hendri Venter

This panoramic view of the Milkyway arched over some Baobab trees was imaged by superimposing six twenty five second exposure portrait photographs captured on a moonless night at Kubu Island in Botswana's Makgadikgadi Pans.
Equipment: Canon 5D MK III Canon 16-35mm F2.8 L II USM Lens ISO 3200 25 sec at F2.8 Cable Releas and Tripod Support
Hendri Venter
I have been enchanted by wildlife and the natural world for as long as I can remember, and now wildlife photography is my avocation and obsession. Capturing images in their natural beauty alone has never been enough for me, as nature has its own stories to tell. They spring from the things I see and the events I witness. They may be told by a pack of dogs, a wildebeest on the horizon or a bird in the sky. I slow my pace to uncover them using my camera like a writer uses a pen.

Starry Night by Hendri Venter was photo of the day on Thursday, 26th September 2013. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.



26th September 2013 at 11:50 am

Just a magical beautiful photo today! Wonderful capture :)

26th September 2013 at 7:33 pm

Beautifully done. Love the composition too. Kubu is an absolutely amazing location – remote and mysterious and obviously very dark for you! We had it at full moon so the place had a very different aspect.

Pamela North

27th September 2013 at 10:03 am

A beautiful image Hendrix.

27th September 2013 at 8:01 pm

Baobab trees always remind me of chapter 5 of “The LIttle Prince”, where the narrator says, “Children, beware of baobabs!” This is directed towards children who might visit a very small planet and not be aware of the dangers of these very large trees!
(wonderful photograph!)

Mario Gustavo Fiorucci

28th September 2013 at 12:59 am

A beautiful image Hendrix.

30th September 2013 at 4:24 am

That’s a very strong foreground, nice job!

30th September 2013 at 4:33 pm

You know I love this – congrats Hendri!

2nd October 2013 at 9:13 am

Cool shot, the baobab trees seem to be lifting their heads up and admiring the stars.

16th October 2013 at 9:46 am

brilliant capture

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