|Copyright: Phil Cannings (PhilC)
|Date Taken: 2006-03-01|
|Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds, 100-400L is|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-11-12 16:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This old soldier was photographed in Nairobi National Park in Kenya. He allowed a close approach and we were within about 20 metres of him. |
We were told that at one stage he had to be rescued and taken into the verterinary facility because of injuries he had received fighting, and after that he had always remained in one particular area.
His face and body was scarred and although he seemed well fed the drool from his mouth made me wonder what he was thinking.
Regards - Phil . C.
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- [2006-11-12 17:00]
I like this portrait a lot. Especially that you made it in the national park and not in the ZOO. It seems to me a bit overshapened/pixelised but the framing is perfect. Great POV!
- [2006-11-13 2:41]
Hi Phil, I think he might have been drooling over your fresh blood!!
What a super portrait of this fellow, and more so because he is living in the wild. It must be so good seeing these animals in their natural habitat. Not like us who have to go visit a zoo to be able to see them.
I like your close cropping here, and his details and scars show up well. Thank you for sharing,
An older guy..
- [2006-11-13 13:42]
Nice portrait, I like the tight crop. Good sharpness and details visible (scars etc)
I am a big fan of the tight cropping on animal faces. I feel the colors of this picture are really well done (not washed out given the sun in late afternoon.) Your details and sharpness are also superb. I love the drool…ads character.
- [2007-01-23 7:36]
Great shot Phil, I like the tight crop, it clearly shows the scars and the drool. Well done, Rob