<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
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: 2014-02-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 6D, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 10:26
Viewed: 2356
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Meerkats live in the deserts and grasslands of the southern tip of Africa. They are extremely cute, with bushy, brown-striped fur, a small, pointed face, and large eyes surrounded by dark patches. They average about 20 inches (50 centimeters) long, including their tail.

Image taken in RAW, ISO640

CeltickRanger, Hotelcalifornia, maaciejka, peter_stoeckl, imageme, kabel has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To bobair: gangmwmod99 1 02-11 00:40
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-02-09 11:30]

Beautiful group. I find the pic a bit dark, but still very enjoyable.



  • Great 
  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-02-09 12:32]

What a wonderful picture of this group of meerkats, George! Congratulations!
The animals receiving light gives the work a more dramatic tint, I really like the twilight atmosphere, all the work is very magical.

A big hug,
from Argentina
Hernán Bortondello

Hello George

WOW ! only one word, great shot of these animals in their characteristic pose,
with rich color tones of the photo and great contrast contributing to the beauty of the photo, TFS


Hello Mr.Geoge,
Beautiful picture of these Meerkats.Well sharp eyes with splendid colour in its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-02-10 4:48]

Hello George,
Just too cute this family-portrait. They all have such a vivid expression and as usual it is an excellent shot.

Ciao George, great capture of lovely group, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi George,
really sweet and interesting. What a family! Perfect presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi George,
funny group of very alert and clever looking animals, perfectly well portrayed in a chaming state of attraction. A portrayer's common problem really well managed by you here: How to get your targets not to look at you and into your camera? Being well hidden yourself, I suppose. With thanks!
Best regards,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-10 15:47]

Hi George,i don't like a lot your PP so dark,but this family is truly beautiful,great capture with high saturation and a special light into all the eyes.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi George,this image has very good and sharp details and it shows well how alert these small predators are.Was it overcast at the time or getting near sunrise or sunset at the time of the shot?I ask because of darkness of the image and the ISO used.The way the one second from end of the right hand side looks to have something wrong with it's right eye or is it a trick of the light.I like this image of the "gang" and thank you sharing it with us.


Hi George, Cute Meerkats. I guess they are one family. They are not scare of humans as it tells me by their eye contacts. Beautiful natural colours with nice light. The grass provides sense of scale to the sizes of these animals. Best regards

  • Great 
  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2014-04-01 6:58]

Hello, you captured a family looking so proud and united. For anyone who has seen the movie Meerkats, narrated by Paul Newman, the photo has a deeper meaning.
A lovely image and so perfect technically,

Calibration Check