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Lone Oryx in desert

Lone Oryx in desert
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Copyright: Colin Brenchley (colinbrenchley) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 28] (341)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1999-02
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Minolta Dynax 700si, Minolta AF 75-300, Fuji Sensia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-20 16:43
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Points: 15
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This Oryx was walking across a flat expanse of the desert between the dunes at Sossusvlei. With the lens at the 300mm setting I was trying to show the vastness of the dunes against the Oryx to convey an impression of scale and the loneliness of the desert.

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Nice shot!
Good composition and excellent tones/lights.
The photo has deep.
Well done!

Very interesting photo.
Although I prefer green rather than desert colours I like this photo very much.
I think it has great atmosphere - this "tiny" Oryx in wasteland. The composition and colours are very good. The animal isn't sharp but I think it's good - it makes the effect of desert heat.
Well done!

  • Good 
  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-01-21 1:27]

This a striking photo. I like the composition and colour, and of course the Oryx does it.

  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-21 3:55]

Excellent shot, I like the colour very much, the whole desert theme just make the Oryx look so tiny, and of cos, very lonely... Good capture. Well done.

  • Great 
  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-01-21 11:01]

PiÍkne kolory ∂wietny kadr bardzo dobra fotografia.

Interesting composition, is could have been a bit more sharp.

I like your work Colin and this is a fine example of why. As far as I'm concerned you have succeded in your aim, the landscape is vast and the oryx is a lonely figure, perfectly positioned in this Martian desertscape. Others have talked about 300m Namibian dunes etc, but this illustrates just how big that is. Its a beautiful shot. Almost makes me want to get on a plane and go see for myself. 10/10.

Great picture. I like the tones, the pattern of the sand. I always loved to have a chance to go to these places to take such great picture.

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