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Rudi van den Heever
Worked at Pretoria Society of Advocates
Attended Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord
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A composition consisting of some elephant detail and the pastel colors of the Kruger National Park's mopani trees added to #500px  ...

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During the winter the pastel colours of the Mopani trees in the northern part of the Kruger National Park in South Africa make for some stunning backgrounds... Just add an elephant or two to the mixture and the results are simply awesome! I added a special collection of images of elephants amongst the Mopani trees to my href="http://www.linruphotography.com/mopani-elephants#.VcmssvmqpBc">WEBSITE, which you can view by clicking on the aforementio...
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Dawn at one of South Africa's most famous landmarks... Hole in the Wall, along the wild coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa...
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Something new over on 500px #lioness   #hunting   #KgalagadiTransFrontierPark    #southafrica  
A lioness peeping over a grassy dune whilst hunting in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park... Her six months old cubs were following her from a safe distance... 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://instagra...
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My favourite image from the recent cosmos shoot...

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I almost did not go out for the shoot due to the massive bank of clouds and the hidden sun... but just after sunset a magical display of colors made me gasp in awe! 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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Blogger to Wordpress! I took a leap of faith and moved my blog from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site...

#BloggerToWordpress   #Blogger   #WordPress   #blogging   #WebHosting   #PhotographyBlog   #WebDesign   #ProPhoto   #BlueHost  
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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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Kgalagadi June 2014... I am sharing a day to day diary of a couple of images of each day during my trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa during June 2014 on my Facebook page... I will continue with 18 June 2014 tomorrow, so you are welcome to follow at http://www.facebook.com/LinRuPhotography ...

#traveldiary   #wildlifephotography   #kalahari   #Kgalagadi   #LinRuPhotography  
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Something new over on 500px... #elephant   #portrait   #SouthAfrica   #KrugerNationalPark   #wildlifephotography  
An abstract portrait of an elephant cow in the Kruger National 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="https://instagram.com/linruphoto/">INSTAGRAM
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Storm Gateway - #Mpumalanga   #SouthAfrica  

It was overcast and all gloomy skies, but I decided to take a drive in any event - It started raining and my hopes of a decent landscape image subsided. I found this gate along the road and decided to wait for a while and see what the weather does... The rain stopped and there was a break in the clouds...

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#landscape   #canonphotography   #storm   #sunset   #ThisIsSouthAfrica  
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A monochrome seascape from my trip to #HoleInTheWall  along the #WildCoast  of #SouthAfrica ...

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The rock formations at Mountain Sanctuary Park along the Magaliesberg region of the North West Province in South Africa were formed thousands of years ago. Walking amongst the cliffs and rock formations leaves one with an earie feeling and thoughts of times long gone by... #landscapephotography   #landscape   #MountainSanctuaryPark   #Magaliesberg   #SouthAfrica   #ThisIsSouthAfrica  
The rock formations at Mountain Sanctuary Park along the Magaliesberg region of the North West Province in South Africa were formed thousands of years ago. Walking amongst the cliffs and rock formations leaves one with an earie feeling and thoughts of times long gone by... href="http://www.linruphotography.com/">WEBSITE I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/sales">PRINTS I href="http://www.linruphotography.com/rights-managed-stock-images">STOC...
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Makes me miss the scenery from the North West, South Africa
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Education
  • Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord
    1992
  • University of Pretoria
    Law, 2000
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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!
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Nothing to brag about... Just enjoying myself!
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Lawyer and amateur photographer
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LinRu Photography Blog: Behind the Image - Kieliekrankie Milky Way
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The moon came up early the previous evening and only disappeared at about 03H00. It was in the middle of winter and sunrise was only at abou

LinRu Photography Blog: AWE by Greg du Toit, Wildlife Photogapher of the...
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I had the privilege of meeting Greg at the launch of his book last week. Greg gave a short presentation of his journey as wildlife photograp

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"What an awesome privilege to view the wonderful detail of God's creation through a man-made lens!" I am a lawyer, photographer and conserva

Goshawk vs. Falcon Caught on Camera
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It was the morning of 7 June 2012 and our two week trip to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Northern Cape, South Africa was coming to

LinRu Photography Blog: Image Processing - Which processing software to ...
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As a wildlife photographer you always need to be true to your subject and its natural environment, but it does not mean that you must be sat

LinRu Photography Blog: Image processing - Calibrating a good foundation
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I recently purchased a new monitor in an attempt to upgrade my old 24" LCD monitor to a new 27" LED monitor. It all sounds great and it was

LinRu Photography Blog: Pilanesberg Game Reserve - Where it all began...
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Described by geologists as the "Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex", the Pilanesberg is one of only 3 alkaline volcanoes in the world and is

LinRu Photography Blog: World Rhino Day - Are you involved?
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But what is World Rhino Day and who initiated it? SavingRhinos.org and WorldRhinoDay.org put some information together and made it available