Oops, but I don't like photographers
- Scott (1752)
- [2007-12-01 22:57]
Lekker, what a moment as well.
These droppings are really generating little earthquakes when hitting the ground...:-)
How many km2 is Ithala? Can you do a self drive?
- jonathan_hart (1260)
- [2007-12-02 6:19]
excellent sharpness, well composed with birds on the rhino, well done
Ha-ha-ha. There's a very nosey little red-billed oxpecker keeping a rather close birds-eye-view on the development of this rhino's perceived sentiment towards photographers.
You've captured a lovely natural moment showing us two activities that these rhinos perform on a daily basis – feeding and recycling (chuckle). The soft focus in the BG ensures that ones eyes remain locked on the very sharp subjects. The colours are well saturated while still maintaining the natural look and the composition is well balanced.
Great work and TFS.
PS. As a matter of interest, we also visited Itala just recently (16-18 November) and thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. What fabulous mountainous landscapes and diversity in animal life. A wonderful destination and it is definitively worth it to be recommended and promoted to potential visitors.
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-12-11 7:42]
Great shot, AC!
I don't object to the timing at all and seeing these White Rhinos like this is a reminder of two things: firstly that they fertilse the soil and provide sustainance for burying beetles and secondly that they provide living space for parasites and their predators (Oxpeckers) You might say that this is full of action!
Technically a first class shot with good lighting, sharpness and composition.
Well done and thanks,
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-02-01 21:34]
Well what goes in must come out, great image with sharp and colorful details a
on all the action. Thank you AC for the great work.
wow wow wow
these threw word describes perfect your picture
when I saw a rhino it was not so close like this and alone
Ißm wondering why it doesn´t get more points
you will find at my favorites
This is my first glimpse into your work as a nature photographer and I assure you I'm thrilled and also immensely amused to see your latest image of these giants (one of them in the act of inducing you to think about the most suitable caption for this picture) being literally taken for a ride by three little birds!
Whereas the picture is just perfect in technical terms, I am also impressed by the theme it depicts (by that I don't mean only what your caption suggests) -- the life-style of White Rhinos in your nature rich country when they graze around like the rest of herbivores and offer eco-systems on their vast bodies to the birds to sustain on.
The picture is so sharp I can even identify specific points of the eco-systems I just mentioned!
A super image that has already persuaded me to dig deeper into your wonderful portfolio.
I thank you for this picture and for reminding me of the things I ought to have done on time.
- gpeler (367)
- [2008-06-23 16:25]
This is the funniest photo I have ever seen. But very nice composition and sharpness. TFS. Congratulations.
Oep! Daar gaat die poep!
But the finest moment is that fact that U caught the eye of the sidekick perpectly in that "opening". [ No on the other side! ]
Great PoV! Well timed!
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-08-31 1:05]
He showing you what he thinks of you, AC!!
Funny shot, but it's a good composition showing us the 2 rhinos and the birds, their constant companions