posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
Last week Stan McCartin's soft Scottish lilt - this week the twang of the Black Country courtesy of Mike Wilkes FRPS, who took us on safari to Tanzania showing us its scenery, wildlife and people. Freshly returned, too, 'cos he told us that the previous Saturday he was taking pics out there!
During the evening we were treated to stunning images of the "usual suspects" - cheetahs, lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras and antelopes (various) - several of the last two being in the form of dinner for the first two! In addition, of course, a plethora of colourful bird life from the very large - eagles, storks and cranes - to the very small such as the tiny bee eater, although some of our feathered friends seemed to be engaged in less than salubrious activities - the less said the better!
Interlaced with the pictures were Mike's comments on them - he tells a good story spiced with his wry humour! Along with this he also gave some technical detail on lenses used and exposures, making this an informative as well as a thoroughly entertaining evening.