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Are you looking at my but?

Are you looking at my but?
Photo Information
Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 170-500mm APO, Digital ISO 400, Skylight
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-29 6:58
Viewed: 4332
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“Are you looking at my but?" is what I read from this zebra’s body language. This was taken in the Lion and Rhino reserve near Muldersdrift. I have already posted info on the Hartman's Mountain Zebra’s in Twins? and Twins II and Pyjama Donkey. Please feel free to visit these links for more info.

The camera settings:
Program Setting: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 372mm
F Stop: F/9
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
ISO: 400
Tripod: No
Flash: Diffused Off Camera TTL
Reflective Panel: No
Cable release: No

willie, Luc, PDP, RAP, extramundi, ljsugarnspice, gerhardt, red45, Lourens has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Arjuna: Stripes..gerhardt 2 11-29 20:01
To ellis49: Adding space to the rightjapie 1 11-29 14:51
To PDP: Cropjapie 1 11-29 14:50
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Fantastic photo,beautiful lighting end colors.

Mooi Japie. Die perdjie is perfect.
I like his condition and the colours are superb.
Good job

Very good Japie.
Great colours,light and very good details.
IMO little more space to the right,
not so much as he be placed in the center.
Great work.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-29 14:19]
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Great shot Japie, I may be single but I haven't started eyeing up zebra butts....yet.

Very good work here, it's not a crop that I think I would have chosen but I think it works and after some thought I can't come up with anything better. Good work.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-29 14:25]

Otra agradable imagen Japie de este atractivo equino.
Muy buena nitidez con bonita coloracion donde se aprecia nuevamente el color de la tierra sobre el lomo del animal.
Excelente DOF y encuadre.

Another pleasant image Japie of this attractive equine.
Very good clearness with pretty coloration where the earth colors is appraised again on the back of the animal.
Excellent DOF and frame.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-29 15:24]
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Japie, I wonder why they have all these bizarre black lines on the body. It is not certainly a sort of camouflage! Is it it is so that their predators see them more easily? So that the photographers find them attractive?
There is certainly a reason. According to me, somebody, somewhere, has a magnificent sense of humor... :-)

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-11-29 16:24]

Hi Japie
Nice PJD, I see she is red as usual, maybe she is busy inspecting her coat for dust? Very well taken, her head and eye is just in the right plane. Nice compo too.

This Zebras are very photogenic, and the photograper seems to know very well how to take the best advantage of them :D
A very clear shot with a very good cropping adjusted to the title. Very well done.

LOL! I was thinking, "Do these stripes make me look fat?" Great photo! Looks like something from a ZooBooks magazine!

I think ths is one of the clearest zebra images I have ever seen the detail in hooves seem to particularly well seen where normaly they are hidden by grass.
Small nit for me would be the amount of room over it's ear and in front, it just seems a little cramped thats all, just a case of either recrop or a spot of cloning. This still does not stop it being a cracking image , well done Japie

Nice capture Japie. The crop is "awkward" I have read what Paul said and feel the same. It looks funny, but I do not know why or how to improve. The details, pose, DOF and colours however is your usual perfection.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-30 4:55]

Stripes on this zebra are perfectly clear and sharp. Composition is also great. I like it very much.

very good shot!good colours and compo.dof is good too, well done!

ps.beautiful animal!

Very nice capture, Japie. Excellent sharpness, colour and detail. I would have just left a little more space on the right and less on the left. (The zebra will then seem to move into the picture and not out of it). But please, this is only my opinion.

"Honey, you said my butt wasn't fat, so why is everone looking?"

Nice image of this Zebra. What is the orange tint to the skin?

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