Sunset in Maasai Land, by Orhan Aksel

I captured this photograph in Masai Mara region of Kenya in August 2010. I used an SB900 with a beamer (Justin-clamped to the jeep) to camera right. It was rather difficult, because I also used a 30-some year old manual zoom lens (Vivitar Series I 70-210mm). So to get the flash spot accurately on the zebra and to manually operate the lens was almost impossible. Finally I asked my friend on the jeep to help me with the flash.

Sunset in Maasai Land, by Orhan Aksel

Nikon D700 with Vivtar Series I 70-210mm manual lens | Exposure 1/60s | ISO 1600 | SB900 with a beamer attached.
Sunset in Maasai Land, by Orhan Aksel

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 18
Title of the photograph: Sunset in Maasai Land
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Masai Mara | Kenya

Photographer: Orhan Aksel (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aksel was born in 1961. He is an Industrial and Systems engineer, graduated from University of Florida in ’86 and since then the founder and owner of a high-tech company in Istanbul. He Has been a passionate photography amateur since he was 12, grew up in darkrooms. But recently he decided to step up his photography, hoping that one day he can earn money through this hobby to donate for the education of the needy children of the world. It is still a hobby to him, but just became a philanthropic one. Eventually he wants to shift his carrier more to this direction.

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59093584@N00/

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