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Twins II

Twins II
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Copyright: Japie Venter (japie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 170-500mm APO, Digital ISO 200, Skylight
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Southern Africa, 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-15 14:59
Viewed: 5770
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think these ladies recognized me and were whispering to each other “ Do you really think it is the same photographer as last time?”

I have already posted info on the Hartman's Mountain Zebra’s in Twins? and Pajama Donkey. Please feel free to visit these for more info.
The camera settings:

Program Setting: Aperture priority
Focal Length: 500mm
F Stop: F/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/320
ISO: 200
Tripod: No
Flash: Yes
Reflective Panel: No
Cable release: No

I have to apologize for my abrupt notes, but the presure is still on at the office and time is in short supply.



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Japie, Excellent shot of these two zebra ladies. The composition is wonderful and the colors of the background and the "white" of the zebra's match very well.
Greetings, Jan

Of course, these are very photogenic animals, but seen face to face with such a good framing is simply beautiful. The background color reminding the clear stripes is very esthetic. A very homogene image, where these two are really the stars of the show.

Absolutely lovely. I am very fond of the pinkish tone that's both on the background and on the animals. Excellent shot!

A cute one Japie! Now if you just could've coaxed em' into a little kissin'! ;-) Great detail & I like the overall color-tone I see. What a great pair! Well done!

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-15 15:34]

Excelente agudeza y DOF Japie en esta imagen con tus amigos rayados.
Me agrada los detalles de las crines tan marcadas y de sus miradas.
Buen encuadre y POV.

Excellent sharpness and DOF Japie in this image with your streaky friends.
It pleases to me the details of the horsehairs so marked and their glances.
Good frame and POV.

Japie, this is a winner. Absolutely lovely shot to look at. Nothing else to say except congratulations.

Great shot! Best of the set so far IMO, you've really done a good job here. Focus and DOF are spot on, and you've managed to retain both highlight and shadow detail - tricky with such high contrast subjects. The background is nice and clear, and I really love the little catchlights in their eyes. Generally I don't like centred compositions, but in this case I think it works surprisingly well! Anyway excellent capture :-D

Bliksem! Japie dis fantasties.

Japie, I have seen many a zebra shot, but I think the composition and sharpness places this one way up there. I am 100% behind Paul on this... It just seems that there is no end to your improvement.


  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-16 2:26]

Simply put......Great!
Everything excellent.
Very well done.

Very good Japie.
Great details and compostion, nice colours.
Very well done.

Nice shot very good details

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-16 4:06]

Great composition of this two 'geometric' animals! Thanks for posting.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-16 5:38]

You just get better and better, this is anothe superb shot Japie. Fantastic.

Points tomorrow.

Gorgeous shot Japie. Exquisite.
They keep getting better

Are they twins or are they in LOVE???
Graet shot.

It's a very very great shot

Lovely shot, warm colours and a great pose from the 'ladies' there. Well done.

Just stopped by to look at what is happening at TN and came across this picture of yours. I love the composition, colours and framing. And the contrast between the sharpness of the stripes and the softness of the main/background is great.

Love this one.


This is a superb image. They are in great condition. I like the colour of the background. Anthe the white on the Zebras has a orangy glow which is eyecatching. Very very nice to view! TFS.

Excelent DOF and sharpnes. And of course nice models!

El enfoque sólo de las zebras me gusta. Siempre me han gustado ellas y me he fijado en lo distintas que son sus "marcas" (SUS RAYAS). Bonita fotografía.


I think this is definitly the best of your Zebra photos. I love the colors and the way you've captured them looking at each other! Clear well proportioned photo. Love it!

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-04 6:10]

laughing Zebra made come here to chek :).Woow Nice shot,compostion face to face,color&lighting all perfect.

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