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Copyright: Stephen Earle (StephenE) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 111] (533)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D
Exposure: f/6.3
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-14 23:17
Viewed: 3203
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sorry for not adding a note earlier. This is a pic of a Plains Zebra or Burchell's zebra shot in the Rietvlei nature reserve in Pretoria South Africa. The light here was good and I enjoyed the pose. I used a 300f2.8 lens here with a 2x converter. The picture is almost ff and I only cropped a bit at the back.

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great light, TFS Ori

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-10-14 23:39]

Hi Stephen,

A very nice shot of this zebra against a nice clean OOF BG,the colors and sharpness are great in this capture,a note where ,what or how you made this capture would be appreciated,tfs


Hi Stephen
full frame nice colours perfect sharpness, one problem: no note, it would be nice to know the supspecies or something interesting about the capture

there are two types of zebra..this being one of course..but i cant recall the differences..think its in the stripes
this is a good quality shot with a fresh look to it..the animal is fit and in good condition with a strong feel of vigour showing
composition is good with the feel it can go forward but not backward..
savannah warm toning could belessened a bit..sometimes its in the camera..my olympus always goes a bit greeny

Hello Stephen and welcome on TN!
it is nice to see African animals in the wild, even if this is possible "only" thanks to pictures :)
This photo is very good and here you have some reasons why I think like that:
1. colouration - beautiful, warm colours and delicata, really fantastic background!
2.sharpness and details - zebra is perfectly presented, it looks like alive, standing next to me :>
3.general composition - nothing to add
So as you can see, everything is great and I am waiting for the next picture from Africa! :>
Best greetings from Poland,

Hello Stephen!

A very interesting and clear shot! TFS.

Hi Stephen,
a very nice picture with the lovely african light I have seen in alot of pictures from Africa.
The sharpness and details are great asn the exposure as well.
I like the POV too, about the composition, it's good to keep
the whole legs in the picture even if they not are visible
but since this is almost a ff, that's nothing to do about.
Beautful work.

a belated Welcome to TN.

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