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Gossip zebras

Gossip zebras
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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: 2007-10-19
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 Africa, Vanderschelden's Burchell's zebra [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 10:20
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Zebras have excellent eyesight. It is believed that they can see in color. Like most ungulates the zebra has its eyes on the sides of its head, giving it a wide field of view. Zebras also have night vision, although not as advanced as that of most of their predators, but their hearing compensates.

Zebras have great hearing, and tend to have larger, rounder ears than horses. Like horses and other ungulates, zebra can turn their ears in almost any direction. In addition to eyesight and hearing, zebra have an acute sense of smell and taste.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
19/10/2007 13:27:16
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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Hi Annick
Funny POV. Your shot is as always beautiful. Great moment perfect realisation of subject.
Very good job

excellent image, great timing and well framed...the patterns are amazing..and you can see the texture of the fur....brilliant work, TFS

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-29 10:28]

Hi annick. This is such a funny picture even the Zebra has found it funny, you have captured a very good pose , great timing on your part. good detail and natural looking colours. well done TFS.
Nick .

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-02-29 10:37]

Hi Annick,great great pic,take in a decisive moment,a very "national geograpich artwork",my best compliments,Luciano

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2008-02-29 10:57]

Hi Annick
i am quite inactive on tn right now, but this one is to great to skip

Hi Annick,
unfortunately, the light wasn't the best that day..
But this photo has such a strong plot and the mood that, I am sure, nobody notices the lack of light.
Very nice (!) point of view! :-)

Ciao Annick,
questa foto è da poster!
Un solo commento: fantastica :)
La inserisco fra le mie preferite.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-29 12:38]

Hi Annick

Another fantastic moment captured by you, my friend!
The title and your interpretation also also very good! :)
Excellent details here and a simply perfect DOF - that is spot-on for keeping both of them in such great focus but also is shallow enough to blur the BG beautifully.
Truly wonderful work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-29 12:38]

Bonjour Annick
Très belle prise, superbe pose des sujets, très belle netteté, couleurs et contraste.
Excelente gestion de l'exposition, bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-29 14:54]

Hi Annick

An unusual but very effective POV with superb detail. Well observed.


Hi Annick,
absolutly beautiful in every way.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-02-29 16:04]

Hi Annick,
As soon as I've opened the thumbnails, I started laughing, very original and unique image. I love it!
Again, perfect focus with excellent sharpness and those stripes look beautifull
I wonder what they're saying but for sure they are having a ball!

I think they were talking about you and got quite a giggle out of it! : )

I love it when photo tell a story...are so much more than just recording/reporting. You have a gift.

Evelynn : )

Hallo annick,

wat een leuke compositie, heel apart.

Mooie kleuren met veel scherpte op de zebra's.
Prima plaat.

groet Gert

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-01 0:15]

Hi Annick, i really like this, a lovey moment caught between these two young Zebras. Interesting effect created by all those stripes mixed together, i can't see where one ends and one begins! Perfect DOF and sharp focus as always, very well done.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-01 0:39]

Hi Annick,
Wow......what a moment you have captured!!!! Simply outstanding! These young Zebras are 'locked' in action and the expression evokes a strong statement. Immaculate sharpness and colours with perfect lighting and DOF. Superbly chosen POV and a great composition. Kudos.

Hello Annick,

Very nice picture of these two zebras in action. Excellent composition and POv. Wonderful colours.
Well done,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-01 2:45]

Annick, such a wonderful note and superb composition. I really like the shot with such touch of class. Ganesh

Hello Annick,
The angle of POV is perfect and that gives a real funny photo

Superb photo, well done
Have a nice W-E

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-01 3:27]

Hahaha! :-))
Funny shot Annick!
The POV is just exceptional!
Perfect timing to capture these brilliant poses :-)
Stunning image quality as always.
Great DOF.
Very well done,


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-01 5:05]

Hello Annick,
Well what ever is being said the one facing us thinks it's very funny. I enjoy your images Annick the quality of which I would love to obtain someday, this one is superb for the composition and subjects captured.

That is one funny shot! Perfectly timed - and I don't have to praise all the other highlights!
Wonderful, Annick!
Cheers, Klaus

Hi, dear Annick.
I am smiling too. Bravo. Simply great scene and fantastic (only not for you) quality.
Superb DOF considering the posture of the animals, excellent soft lighting and wonderful natural delicate colours. I like farming and composition of the picture a lot too. Bravo.

Great shot Annick, well composed, witty timing and very good technical quality of the capture.TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-03-02 7:47]

Hallo Annick,
Heb even een weekje foto's van je ingehaald. Ze zijn allemaal weer erg mooi. Deze vind ik bijzonder door de goede timing en het fantastische standpunt van waaruit de foto genomen is. Dat levert een schitterende compositie op.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-02 14:06]

Hi Annick,
Just want to stop by and check out your gallery and say "Hi". This one put a smile on my face. It's all worth it. Everything is perfect as always.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-04 4:19]

Hello Annick, very funny capture, the pose of the zebras are great, the technique is very good and the final result is fantastic, thanks!


Hi Annick

What a shot. Love the toothy 'smile'. Nice timing. Good crop and nice natural colour tones. :-)

Excellent shot! You waited for the right moment to capture. Good composition and POV.

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2008-11-18 11:10]

Wspaniałe ujęcie.
Bardzo dobry kadr i detale, kolory też.

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