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Copyright: Morne Landsberg (ABON) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 17] (104)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-11
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-05 13:38
Viewed: 3216
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It took me a few days to get one off these in focus at Etosha.

Distribution and habitat
Ostriches formerly occupied Africa north and south of the Sahara, East Africa, Africa south of the rain forest belt, and much of Asia Minor.[8] Today Ostriches prefer open land and are native to the savannas and Sahel of Africa, both north and south of the equatorial forest zone.[14] In Southwest Africa they inhabit the semidesert or true desert. They rarely go above 100 metres (330 ft).[8] The Arabian Ostriches in the Near and Middle East were hunted to extinction by the middle of the 20th century.

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  • PaulLees Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
  • [2011-07-05 14:19]

Hi Morne,

Very nice and sharp composition my friend, excellent sharp details with good clarity, well exposed and lovely natural colours, good work Morne and well done, (sorry no smiles left),
Best Regards,


Hello Morné,
Not often that one sees such a close-up of an ostrich and it really works. A highlight in the eye would have made a big difference so maybe fill-in flash would have done it. However, knowing Etosha well, one would hardly be tempted to add light to the abundance thereof... A very pleasant image to view as is. Best wishes.

good close-up. great clarity. good contrast and sharpness. thanks for sharing.

Hello Morne,
Great shot of this Ostrich, excellent clarity, very good sharpness and nice natural colours, very well composed,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Hi Morne,
Patience pays off at the end. Well done with the sharpness and detail of a very elusive bird.

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