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Rudi van den Heever
Worked at Pretoria Society of Advocates
Attended Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord
Lives in Pretoria, South Africa
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A pied kingfisher photographed at one of the best bird photography locations in South Africa - Mankwe hide in the Pilanesberg National Park... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotography.blogspot.com">BLOG I FACEBOOK I TWITTER I GOOGLE+ I href="https://instagram.com/linruphot...
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Superb capture +Rudi van den Heever!
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Nice and big on 500px... #500px   #wildlife   #leopardess   #portrait   #Pilanesberg  
We found this beautiful young leopardess right next to Kgabo Drive in the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province of South Africa. She was sitting in the shadows, but the golden late afternoon light enhanced her feline beauty in a mystical way... She gave us quite a show before she leisurely made her way across the road and once again disappeared in the African bush.
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Something new on 500px... #kalahari   #Kgalagadi   #lion   #cub   #TheLastLions   #predator   #BigFive  
A six month old lion cub searches the horizon from the vantage point on a red kalahari dune in the early hours of the morning in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotography.blogspot.com">BLOG I FACEBOOK I TWITTER I GOOGLE+ I h...
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Just being surprised on a daily basis by the excellent service from Will and the guys at Photium that host my website!!!! Keep going guys!!! #Photium   #website   #websitehosting   #photographywebsites   #photographytips  
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Will check them out +Rudi van den Heever excellent image captured here by the way!!!
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Another image of this lioness that I spent some time with during January 2014 in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa... The image is almost full frame... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotography.blogspot.com">BLOG I FACEBOOK I TWITTER I GOOGLE+ I href="https://i...
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A new addition to my 500px gallery...
 
An unorthodoxed composition, but an image I am rather excited about...!

#monochrome   #lion   #portrait   #500px   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark   #SouthAfrica   #wildlifephotography  
A close-up portrait of a black maned african lion staring into the distance, searching for prey in the dry kalahari desert in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotography.blogspot.com">BLOG I FACEBOOK I TWITTER I GOOGLE+ I href...
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A signature sunrise along the Wild Coast of South Africa near Coffee Vau and Hole in the Wall... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotography.blogspot.com">BLOG I FACEBOOK I TWITTER I GOOGLE+ I href="https://instagram.com/linruphoto/">INSTAGRAM
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Another image of this beautiful female leopard that I eventually found in the Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa... It took me the best part of 6 years for my first leopard sighting in Pilanesberg, but it was the worth the wait... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotograp...
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Something from the Wild Coast added to my #500px  portfolio... #HoleInTheWall   #landscapephotography  
Hole in the Wall along the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape is probably the most iconic landmark in South Africa after Table Mountain... On this day the water was exceptionally clear. The aforesaid and the cloud cover made for a great photographic opportunity, even though it was almost midday. href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-mana...
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An unorthodoxed composition, but an image I am rather excited about...!

#monochrome   #lion   #portrait   #500px   #KgalagadiTransfrontierPark   #SouthAfrica   #wildlifephotography  
A close-up portrait of a black maned african lion staring into the distance, searching for prey in the dry kalahari desert in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOCK IMAGES I href="http://linruphotography.blogspot.com">BLOG I FACEBOOK I TWITTER I GOOGLE+ I href...
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I like testing the boundaries +Rudi van den Heever something different always a fresh breeze, well done.
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Education
  • Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord
    1992
  • University of Pretoria
    Law, 2000
Basic Information
Gender
Male
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I am a conservationist and photographer and privileged to live in the natural splendor of the African continent.
Introduction
I was raised in a house where there always was and still is a keen interest and passion for nature, the outdoors and the African bush. 

Similarly, I always had an interest in photography. I always made use of every opportunity to get some shots in with my father's old film SLR, but film was expensive and opportunities few. I got my first Kodak point and shoot camera when I was 11, but the same problem remained.

During 2004 we visited the Pilanesberg Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. We came across an impala ewe that was lazily grazing away on route directly towards a cheetah that was patiently lying in the grass and waiting - It was high noon and lunch was on its way! Needless to say, the cheetah had no choice and had to do what was neccessary... It did so quickly with almost no "classic chase" at all - If she did not make lunch of the impala, the latter would have boasted to her friends that evening about how she walked right over a cheetah and still lives to tell the story! It was my first cheetah kill that I witnessed, but... I did not have a camera with me!

I got my first digital camera during 2005, a Sony Cybershot, but soon realized that digital SLR is the only way to go. During 2007 I got my first DSLR, a Canon 400D, and a whole new world opened for me! Not only can I take as many photos as I want to, but I also have creative freedom when it comes to processing those photos.

I only became more serious about my photography during the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010.

Photography is unfortunately only a hobby and during office hours (and sometimes non-office hours) I am practising law as an advocate and member of the Pretoria Bar. I do however try to seize every opportunity to get out there and to get the shot.

For those who are curious where "LinRu" originated... It's got nothing to do with China and is only a combination of my wife's name "Lindie" and my name "Rudi" - I had to make some reference to her, as she is the one that needs all the patience with me and my hobby and on many occasions she is also my dedicated driver!
Bragging rights
Nothing to brag about... Just enjoying myself!
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Occupation
Lawyer and amateur photographer
Employment
  • Pretoria Society of Advocates
    Advocate
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Pretoria, South Africa