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Penny 29-Jul-2011 21:35
Always love to see your photos Michael!
Josh Cruz22-Apr-2011 02:54

Your galleries are a feast to look at. Your landscape and scenery shots are inspiring me to more frequently see the great outdoors! Keep shooting and sharing.

Rosana Preter 24-Sep-2006 00:34
I was planning to visit South Africa, and after watching your pics now, I´m SURE!!!
Congratulattions, you made wonderful photos!
The most beautiful animal in my opnion is the giraffe, I loved the pics you made of them!
the link of your web page is already in my favorites!
Good Lucky!
Best Regards
Guest 18-Apr-2006 01:01
You are a hell of a photographer!!
Guest 23-Jan-2006 11:57
Michael your Kruger Pictures are great, you have seen a lot of game, my favourite being the Leopard, of which i have not seen many.
Excellent work.
Guest 06-Sep-2005 15:21
Nice pictures !!
I like your wildlife shots!

Piotr Sobolewski19-Aug-2005 09:58
I like your animals photos, was in Africa first time this year and see now from your gallery that I need to return and see more. Very good photos.
best regards
Monica Barber 15-May-2005 21:09
Mr. Kilpatrick my son is in kindergarden and he has been assigned to do a paper on the African Plains Elephant we would like permission frm you to use some of your pictures for his paper. In doing research I have found that your pictures are more useful than any of the others that we have looked at. he will do a poster board using your name as one of his references if you say that it is ok
Michael Kilpatrick18-Mar-2005 10:36
Hello Jim
Thanks for the compliments.
South Africa is full of places for wildlife photography. The obvious starting point is Kruger National Park which is an easy 5 hr drive from Joh'burg.
The private reserves offer greater chances of seeing the big cats, although there is never a guarantee. They are more expesive of course, but the lower end ones still provide good game viewing.
One that I recommend is Elephant Plains in the Sabi Sand reserve near Kruger. Another is Tau, in the Madikwe reserve, abouth 4 hrs NW of Joh'burg.
Once you are in Southern Africa, Botswana and Namibia also offer outstanding opportunities.
You are correct in thinking that most of the shots were taken in the early morning or late evening. I do have some shots taken during the middle of the day that I value though.
Jim Bowden 17-Mar-2005 17:28
I loved your pictures from South Africa. My wife and I are moving to Johannesburg late in June for about 3 years. I would appreciate any advice on the best places to get great animal shots. The lighting was so good in your shots, I wondered if your guides were smart enough to get into the right position or did you have to provide guidance. I presume most of the shots were taken just after dawn or just before dusk.

Naturephoto Monique28-Nov-2004 12:35
Wonderful galleries, thanks for sharing!

Guest 09-Oct-2004 05:48
Your gallery is fantastic, as you well know. :p Very inspirational. Love the Africa shots. I think my favorite is the fattened cheetah

Michael Kilpatrick13-Aug-2004 09:34
Sorry to hear abouth your 300D problems. I also had a 300D that kept going dead, but it was replaced with one that has given no problems at all. The SD10 is a fine camera.
giorgio 13-Aug-2004 06:19
michael .
i enjoy looking at all your photos especially those of south africa wildlife.iam also a canon 300d uses but ive had bad luck from day 1 both cameras faulty.iam trying out a sigms sd10 now.
Michael Kilpatrick01-Aug-2004 06:17
Thanks for your kind comments John. I only got home 2 days ago and am still sorting my shots - I think what I have posted so far is about 1/4 of what I will eventually post.
I'm really pleased with the results from my Canon 300D - effortless iso 400 performance makes life a lot easier (plus image stabilised lens - no need for monopod, beanbag, etc).

Do you intend posting your own shots as you scan them? If so, I would love to see them. There is something special about Africa.

John McQuirk 01-Aug-2004 04:41
I enjoyed your South Africa pictures VERY much. I grew up in the area (Eastern Transvaal) where you took your South Africa pictures - which made me quite homesick. I have been a keen amateur photographer all my life (always used Nikons !!!) and I am in the process of digitizing approximately 7,000 Kodakcolor Kodachrome slides taken over a period of 25 years, 70% of which are pictures of animals in the wild in the Eastern Transvaal, South Africa.
Best wishes to you, and my congratulations on your excellent photography.
John McQuirk
Indianapolis, Indiana. USA
Argishti Khachik19-Jun-2004 18:56
thanks for your visit to my small gallery!
Yes, I visited your gallery few times and I am going to visit it often!
You got a very nice pictures! I enjoy browsing your galleries very much!
thanks for sharing such beautiful and professional pictures!
Tanya 13-Jun-2004 06:08
Michael, Just checked out your photos. They are fantastic, no wonder you keep going back.
We are going to try and compile a calendar with some of the shots. Send you one if all goes well.
Good to see you the other day hope you are doing well.
Kind regards,
Tanya and Chris.