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Burchell's zebra

Burchell's zebra
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-16 5:23
Viewed: 2877
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Swahili Name: Punda Milia
Scientific Name: Burchell's zebra (Equus burchellii); Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)
Size: 45 to 55 inches at the shoulder (Burchell's); 50 to 60 inches (Grevy's)
Weight: Burchell's: 485 to 550 pounds (Burchell's); 770 to 990 pounds (Grevy's)
Lifespan: 40 years in captivity
Habitat: Woodlands to open plains
Diet: Herbivores
Gestation: 12 months (Burchell's); 13 months (Grevy's)
Predators: Lions, hyenas, hunting dogs, leopards, cheetahs

Three species of zebra still occur in Africa, two of which are found in East Africa. The most numerous and widespread species in the east is Burchell's, also known as the common or plains zebra. The other is Grevy's zebra, named for Jules Grevy, a president of France in the 1880s who received one from Abyssinia as a gift, and now found mostly in northern Kenya. (The third species, Equus zebra, is the mountain zebra, found in southern and southwestern Africa.)

Image taken in RAW, ISO320 in a cloudy day, Aperture priority mode and Evaluative metering system.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-16 6:08]

Hi George,
Excellent photo composition in Op Art stile, of this Grevy's zebra, TFS!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-16 6:10]

Hi George,

I think its a good choice of you to make this one black and white. The effect is suprising. Nice crop as well.


Hello George

Beautiful composition in black and white giving
the great contrast over the zebra B&W lines,
the fine POV gives a beautiful eye-contact, TFS


Ciao George, like a B&W composition, may be better with blue instead white (Inter is better than Juve), great capture of beautiful zebra, good use of difficult light, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi George,
impressive photo of this zebra. Nice idea to take it in black and white. Very interesting atmosphere. Excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-16 8:45]

Hello George,
A Zebra photo in black and white, not surprising, but very beautiful. The frontal POV is impressive. And also taken from the best possible POV. Excellent sharpness and a nice composition and DOF.

Hello George,
Very unusual image of Burchell's zebra, I think it quite funny to have a back and white animal in a back and white format:), good sharpness as usual and a strong composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Ciao George. Indeed a good idea this excellente BW. Exciting light's results.


Hello George
Interesting and Beautiful!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2011-06-16 18:40]

Bonsoir George,

B&W is not common on TN. Of course B&W requires a good treatment to illustrates images with good tones and contrast. This image is on the high contrast side and it needs to be so to ensure the graphism in the zebra skin stand out true all these long herb in the FG and BG. It is not camouflage at all and we can't miss him. It must look wonderfull printed on glossy paper. Nice work and TFS.


Excellent photo, shows how the Zebra becomes almost invisible in the background. regards yiannis

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-06-17 0:06]

Hi George :-), nice to see you posting... great black & white portrait of this beauty. I like the composition and direct eye contact. its markings are amazing. TFS & regards

Hello dear favorite George!
What a great pic of this sympathetic zebra.The W&B made this pic even more chaming.Wow! But I wonder where you photographed it...behind your house? Maybe...Many congrats and TFS!
Nice evening!

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