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Playing hard to get

Playing hard to get
Photo Information
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): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos, Vanderschelden's Burchell's zebra [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-01 4:08
Viewed: 3739
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you very much for yesterday's received critiques.
Could not write my critiques due to circumstances.
Today the image shows the same two Burchell's zebras I uploaded yesterday and if I'm not mistaken there is at least one more image of them in my Kruger National Park travelogue.
I was really privileged here as these two let me be a bit a witness from their interactions for a long time. Often impalas and zebras just walk away.
Apparently they had a lot of fun. I wondered and still wonder what kind of relationship they had; offspring or courting behavior,...??
Stayed there for a long time and took many images.
Info about this species you can find through visiting the Burchell's zebra images in my Kruger National Park travelogue.
Thanks for looking...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
19/10/2007 13:24:35
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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To CeltickRanger: Hello Asbed,vanderschelden 1 03-01 09:38
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Hi Annick,

A lovely and perfect capture of these Zebras my friend! I love these animals. TFS.


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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 4:38]

Very nice poses you have captured here.
I'm not sure what they're doing either! :-)
Super-sharp with impeccable clarity.
Excellent ground-level POV and a superb composition.
Nice lighting.
Very, very well done,

Hallo Annick,

Volgens mij heb je daar de vakantie van je leven gehad.
weer een super scherpe foto met mooie kleuren afgeleverd.

groet Gert

As usual,very well done!!Excellent light and frame!!

hello Annick

if i compare this shot with your last posting i love much more
this one because of the point of view (goût personnel),
excellent POV, i love the horizontal framing, excellent luminosity
of the image and density of the colours, i love the hard density
of the colours, excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Wonderful interaction Annick... I especially like the curl of the tail. I always enjoy discovering a "pearl" in your images that was not noticed at first . Nice work

Evelynn : )

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-03-01 13:20]

While I can't find anything wrong with your images since way back when - your titles are improving, too!
Cheers, Klaus

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-01 13:26]

Hi Annick. A very nice pose you have captured , you were so lucky to be able to stand for so long with them. good detail inthe coats and natural looking colours. well done TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-01 13:30]

Hi Annick

Superb sharpness here - lovely, well composed posting.


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-03-01 15:35]

Hi Annick,
I would say that the one on the right is an offspring as his manes and back are still a bit brown witch is typical for young zebras.
You did not seem to have a lot of sun when you where there because I don't see any shadows or strong light contrasts.
These are beautiful, healthy animals and your photo shows a nice daily life scene.

A very pretty composition, good capture Annick!!!
Salut, Ferran

Hello Annick
An other good capture of these two playing zebras
Well done

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-05 9:13]

Hello Annick,
This is a splendid capture of these two beautiful animals in an act of tenderness. Excellent composition showing sharp details and beautiful colours. I love it!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-06 8:40]

Hello Annick

Great Zebra capture.The body language is very evident.I really like the curl in the tail of the dominant zebra.
Very good focus and sharpness of detail.
The lighting is well handled and the colours are very good.


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