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My kingdom for a zebra

My kingdom for a zebra
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Burchell's zebra [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-04 10:40
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
“A zebra, a zebra, my kingdom for a zebra”:-)

You can find more info about the family of horse-like animals in wikipedia.

…and the specie Burchell’s zebra.

Other Burchell’s zebra photography can be found in my Kruger National Park travelogue.

Thanks for looking..
Have a good Sunday…

file info
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
11/10/2007 12:01:10
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

eng55, nglen, Argus, schnoopie, Amadeo, XOTAELE, writerscrawlz, manyee, ramthakur, PaulH, gannu has marked this note useful
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Hi Annick, a stunning portrait against such a good background, the DoF is amazing. Excellent work, tfs

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-04 10:53]

Hi Annick,
Beautiful portrait.It seems 3D.I liked POV,pose of zebra and general quality of photo very much.
Thanks for posting!

Hi Annick,

Good portrait of a nice Zebra!
Great DOF and sharp details with a brilliantly effective blurry BG.

Very well done,


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-04 11:04]

Hi Annick I have never tried to take a picture of a Zebra . I would be very pleased if it turned out half as good as this one. You still have a hint of colour in the picture which i like it may be the warm sun light. fine detail and a nice pOV. well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-04 11:12]

Hello Annick,
Richard III's joker said that! :))
Fine portrait of a Burchell's Zebra, the slight UE is good here. Nice sharpness and Composition to make this an excellent image and TFS!
Regards, Ivan

Hi Annick, my dear friend :-). Stunning capture of this beautifull zebra. I always love them. Great composition my friend.


Hi annick,
great shot. It even has a 3 dimensional effect.
Sharpness and DOF are very good.
TFS Tatjana

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-05-04 13:04]

Hola Annick, excelente primer plano, con buena definición y color. Un saludo

Hi Annick
A lovely framed shot of the zebra. Great colour and nice lighting. Thanks for sharing.

Excelente trabajo Annick.
Buenos detalles y fabulosa presentación.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-04 14:19]

What a cracking shot, Annick!
The muted colours are exceptional!
A fantastic BG and superb DOF.
Very sharp and crisp.
Straight into my favourites!

Very well done!


Hi Annick,

Away, just marking


I'm seeing stripes again Annick..
And that's a good thing :)
Back with more,

This is amazing - the image is so sharp that I'm getting dizzy studying the pattern of his stripes (I know that there are never two alike). This is one of the best photos I've ever seen of yours (and I've never complained, trust me!), but there's something here that is drawing the viewer in. I can't find a name for it, but I can't get enough of this. Absolutely fantastic!

Hi Annick,

a lovely vertical image of a zebra nicely captured from this angle. clarity & sharpness are just great. well done.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-05-04 22:11]

Amazing POV, Annick.c
The angle of the body, and the narrowness of width, literally makes this zebra jump right out of the screen.
Very effective and strong visual impact.
TFS. : )

Fine portrait of this stately Zebra, Annick.
I know it is not a black and white image, but the strengths of that medium are more than manifest in this superb capture.
I shot a Zebra Blue butterfly yesterday.
Thanks and all the best.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-05 1:09]

Hi Annick,
great portrait of wonderful animal!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-05 1:21]

Hi Annick,
what i like most about this shot is the way you have chaosen a POV that makes the background tones match your Zebra! Excellent sharp detail and perfect framing as always, great work.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-06 4:56]

Hello Annick, woW what a colorful. Excellent looks like someone has painted on the animal. Excellent sharpness. Ganesh

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-05-06 5:28]

Hi Annick

Sorry, but just a very short comment today :(
A superb portrait of this zebra with a funny title/note :)
Excellent composition here and again a very good use of the long focal legth and shallow DOF combination.

Bravo and TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-06 11:03]

Hallo Annick,
Prachtig portret van deze zebra, op jouw eigen wijze gepresenteerd. Fantastische diepte in de foto en een bijzondere achtergrond. Dit maakt het geheel tot een aparte foto wat de kleuren betreft. Ook de scherpte, compositie en het lage standpunt zijn erg goed.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-05-13 11:19]

Hallo Annick ,Mooi mooi mooi , prachtig portret van deze zebra fantastische scherpte details bg en framing , nog een fijne avond ,groeten teunie .

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