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New Life
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-18
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 11:16
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Points: 5
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This is the first of my photos with my new camera. My hubby’s birthday and Christmas gift to me. It is a Nikon D5100. I’m still practicing and this is one of my first shots I got during one of my afternoon visits to the park. Not such a good one but the little zebra was so cute I just had to share it with you. Unfortunately its not always possible to get the babies alone. This one reminds me of the New Year with all its new beginnings. May you have a wonderful year and may the Lord bless you abundantly.

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

This is one of my previous notes on zebra foals.

Zebras bear every year. They are pregnant for 1 year and bear one foal. Zebra foals weigh 30-35 kg. They start grazing 15 days later, but continue sucking for 6 months. The foal differentiates its mother by its smell and coloring.
Young zebras are next to their mothers for 1 or 2 years. Young male try to remove the head of the family. If he can not succeed he takes one or more females and run away on long distance to prevent the head of the family to search for the females. Female zebras pair when they are 2 years old.
Male zebras beat other males that approach the family. The meeting starts with a threat - zebras show their teeth. They strike with their front hoofs and bite the neck of the opponent. The weaker one leaves.

Source: www.worldstory.net

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Hello Natley

Congratulations for your new Nikon D5100,
I have one since Christmas 2011 and I love it !
I would like to know with wish mode you shoot
the photo, since I have my DSLR I only shoot
in A (aperture) mode with playing with the Aperture
depending what I shoot in photo, if I want
portrait I open my aperture, if I want better
sharpness in all the image I close the aperture.
For the focusing I had tried all the modes and
the best results I had it is AF-S with single point AF.

Beautiful photo with the baby Zebra and his Mommy,
it's just a matter of taste, I don't love to
cut animals on photos, here I would prefer
to have the baby Zebra smaller in the photo
and have the other adult(s) on the photo,
as i wrote it's just a matter of taste, TFS


Hello Natley,
a very nice picture taken with your new camera.
good composition and colour.
perfect sharpness,
best wishes to you and your beloved,
today i had exhausted my smiley given power. but you deserve the full smiley.

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-20 23:09]

interesting image of zebra. you must have included the third zebra also for full good frame. tfs.

Hi Natley,
Congratulations with your new camera. A nice photo of the Zebra mare with her foul. A bit soft (only my opinion) but with clear detail of the protective mother. I do not know if the image was cropped but as mentioned it would have been better to have the other Zebra full in the frame. The emphasis would still have been on the youngster. Never the less, a great image!

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