One of the best things about visiting the Zambezi River at the confluence is the incredible sunsets we are treated to every day. Photographing them from the water on a boat can be tricky and a tripod won’t help you, so you need to be aware of your metering and ISO usage. For the shot shown here I used the Olympus OM-D E-M1 together with the Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II zoom lens. We were on a tender boat and had just finished an afternoon shooting session with the migratory Carmine Bee Eaters who nest on the river annually when over on the other side of the boat there was this amazing sunset happening. I took dozens of shots as the Carmines were flying around haphazardly, just wainting for one of them to fly across the sun so that it would form a perfect silhouette. This is about as close as I got on the day (click to enlarge).
Sunset On The Zambezi River
About the Author: Dallas Dahms
Dallas Dahms is a digital media producer and photographer. He is the founder of Fotozones, an international photography website where like-minded photography enthusiasts gather to share knowledge about photography and create friendships. Dallas is also the founder of Photographers.travel.
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