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This was a rather dramatic veld fire which threatened to get totally out of control. Firefighters used both fire engines as well as helicopters which scooped up water from a nearby dam in an effort to quell the flames.

Many thanks to all who commented/voted for my recent "Fishing Gannets" photo and especially to Niknut for his UA...was so thrilled!
Ann

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jun 2005 - 11:13 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Veld Fire, South Africa
Username:AnnJ AnnJ
Uploaded:31 Oct 2012 - 12:07 AM
Tags:Action., Fire, General, Landscape / travel, South africa
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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
31 Oct 2012 - 12:17 AM

Superbly captured.
debu

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Oct 2012 - 4:17 AM

Excellent ! You have captured the drama and atmosphere well Smile Our mountains and forests burned down some months ago, so I can relate well to this pic Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 7:47 AM

Great drama Very well captured Ann. You seem incredibly close to this fire.
Ann

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 8:16 AM

A good grab shot, very newsy, we get heather fires like this in Scotland, they move with incredible speed.

Dougie

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 - 8:18 AM

A very well captured reportage shot Ann. Lots of drama going on
Jim

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 9:03 AM

A great capture,I bet you felt the heat with you standing so close to the fireSmile
Netta

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

A dramatic piece of photo-journalism.

Albert

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 9:33 AM

this really is wonderful reportage photography

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
31 Oct 2012 - 6:39 PM

Thanks for all your encouraging comments/votes. For those who were worried that I was very close to the fire, the wind had changed and it was blowing aaway from me ! In such a rural situation the methods of fire fighting might seem primitive to some, but it has to be viewed in a situation where access is difficult and resources are stetched. ann.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 6:47 PM

Very good reportage photography, Ann, in that the image allows one to believe one could be standing there actually experiencing this frightening incident.
Ronnie.

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Mototaur e2 Member 126 forum postsMototaur vcard England
4 Nov 2012 - 8:47 PM

wow that's some smoke. very dramatic capture

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GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY

Beautiful colors!! Congrats!

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