- ellis49 (2254)
- [2006-07-10 23:17]
this is a great portrait of beautiful animal and you have
captured it so good. The DOF is perfect, the entire animal in focus and the BG is in nice OOF. I like the POV and the pose.
Well composed and very good details. Thanks for the note.
Excellent work, my friend.
- LCannon (3107)
- [2006-07-10 23:24]
Definitely gets points just for the "cuteness factor" but it really is a fine photo on it's own merits. The black and white is exposed so well, the focus so clear and sharp, but not too sharp. I can almost feel all those whiskers on his little chin, such great detail. There's just the right amount of greenery around his portrait, well done Loot!
That's an amazing portrait, Loot, so perfectly focused that I can almost feel the texture of his skin. Marvelouss POV, excellent natural light, good out-of-focus BG, and top-notch composition.
But I have a question for you: Isn't it considered rude to shoot your subjects before they've finished dressing? Please -- next time give him him time to have his breakfast and change into his daywear before you stick a camera in his face.
Wonderful Photo Loot,
I love the detail and the angle the Zebra is looking, the guard hairs on his chin are really cute. The colour of this Zebra coat is perfect, you can even see which direction the hair is growing. I noticed he has a blue eye, or am I not seeing correctly.
In horses the longer hairs on the chin and nose are for being able to know where their head is when they are eating or drinking. Same goes with the longer hairs around their eyes. Just a couple of tidbids of information.
Thanks so much for the beautiful shot, Janice
- radz (436)
- [2006-07-11 1:37]
Nice portrait!!What a nature design.Nice POV&DOF.
- halki (471)
- [2006-07-11 2:57]
Magnificent post.Details,pose of zebra,colors,sharpness and
composition are perfect.
Thganks for sharing.
- elefantino (14406)
- [2006-07-11 3:04]
Hi Loot, nice portrait of this beautifull zebra!
The details are great and the eye is really sharp.
Amazing contrast beetwen the BG and the b&w mantle.
Look at all those hairs on his chinny-chin-chin!! They looks brown, NOT B&W! But so do the ends of his mane show brown too on the black hair, not the white.
Well, whatever! He's a beauty! Excellent portrait Loot, focus and details just right. Well done,
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-07-11 3:58]
You did a great job overhere,I like it a lot,Picture is overall very sharp and detailed and the contrast is perfect with the natural green BG,well done an TFS,
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-07-11 4:08]
A magnificent shot. The POV and crop are both fantastic. Nice exposure with perfect OOF BG. Sharpness, clarity and detail are all spot on. You even have a catchlight in the eye. All the elements for top quality work. Congrats Loot. :-)
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2006-07-11 4:40]
Fantastic capture of the stripes on a zebra's face and neck, Loot. I find the whiskers too very interesting.
Thanks for sharing the picture and take care.
- carper (8439)
- [2006-07-11 6:49]
very good photo Loot.
the composition is very nice, the quality is high, the pov is very good and yes I like the good job here,
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-07-11 8:07]
A superb portrait shot on this Plains Zebra. Great quality soft light here. Flawless composition and framing. The OOF green backround really enhances the portrait. Razor sharp detail. I would say you have naild this one perfectly my friend!
These also make great conversion to B&W. I did that with one of mine that I posted awhile back. Won a photo contest in the B&W catagory with it. I think this one is much better.
- ddg (5507)
- [2006-07-11 8:11]
Bonjour Loot, les portrit de Zebre sont légion sur TN, mais le votre est au dessus du lot!! Rien qu'a la vue l'on peut percevoir le relief de la peau, sa texture, l'expression de l'animal est belle. Félicitations, TFS, Didier.
- MojoUK (1479)
- [2006-07-11 8:21]
One of the best potrait shots of a Zebra I have seen. Very sharp, lots of detail and perfect DoF and background.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2006-07-11 8:32]
Great definition and clarity in this attractive portrait Loot. Your 350D really does produce some very nice work. Of course the tool has to have a skilled artist on the other end of the lens.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-07-11 8:33]
wonderful portrait. Excellent sharpness and the colors are very nice. The perfect crop makes for an excellent composition.
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-07-11 8:59]
Excellent Portrait of the Zebra. The Sharpness, Composition, Detail of the subject, OOF BG, DOF and POV are all excellent. The Green BG contrasting with the B&W subject make a great combination. TFS,
A professional job, technically spot-on. DOF is perfect to defocus the BG but retain all details of the Zebra. The exposure is perfect, not easy to achieve with a black and white animal. No blown highlights and detail in the darkest areas, outstanding. Great detail, perfect pose with the head turned and excellent composition. Superb.
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-07-11 10:49]
A perfect portrait of this zebra. Pose, color, details, bg and composition are simple the best.
TFS, José M.
Your zebra does not look like he is ready for bed. : P
Rather he looks like he is ready to go party and paint the town red. : )
What a magnificent coat of stripes. The colors are are very intense, and the design is rather fetching. He must have spent a lot of time in front of the mirror, because he is showing off every detail in the sharpest of ways. Every hair in his magnificent mane, every hair inside his ears (that's very important, you know, when you go out), and every hair on his chinny chin chin... stands out crystal clear and well-kempt. A very fastidious zebra, I see. : )
And he is not shy. His direct eye contact says, " Ain't I just the handsomest thing on four legs?"
The OOF green BG is just magnificent. And the notes are fascinating.
Thank you for another outstanding post. : )
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-07-11 13:17]
Excellent portrait Loot,
Good detail, I especially like the clarity of the eye, colours and sharpness are spot on. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-07-11 13:45]
Hello This is a fantastic portret from the zebra , so sharp ,beauty colours pov bg his eyes ,very good job , thanks , Greetings teunie .
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-07-11 21:13]
Bravo pour l'expositions parfaite et les couleurs justes. Félicitations pour le Bg qui contrastes bien avec le sujet et la netteté qui est excellente.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-07-12 7:32]
Hello Loot, excllent details, Bg,POV DOF Perfect colors great work on th this Portrait, Everything looks so real and crisp, Great Job TFS Kyle
- CTP (2726)
- [2006-07-12 15:50]
This is one excellent zebra portrait.
I like your excellent pov,dof,focus,sharpness,blurred bg,colors,pose,note and framing.Well Done.TFS
- Dando (3084)
- [2006-07-12 18:04]
Excellent portrait. Great sharp details with good exposed colours. Also good lighting and POV. Well done and TFS.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-07-12 20:03]
Elle est superbe cette prise en potrait. Les couleurs,les détails sont de toutes beautés et l'éclairage et l'exposition sont parfaits.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP
- jchemas (3396)
- [2006-07-12 21:34]
This is a great portrait of a beautiful animal.
The colors are great, the details superb and the composition is oustanding.
It is not that plain, it is a great shot my friend.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-07-13 6:19]
Lovely and interesting portrait for this nice "Zčbre" ! Good pose and excelent sharpness. Congratulations my friend and thank you for sharing picture and note which give to me enjoyment.
Hello Loot (master of the pixel ;-)
Your picture is just wonderful! Let me stop here for few seconds in order to add your lovely picture to my favorites... Ok! I'm back! Everything is perfect on this picture: the nice spark in the eye; the complete control of the exposure (and zebra should be a challenge for that and you managed it perfectly as we distinguish all the different tones of white and black!); the so nice green blurry bg which enhanced so well the animal; and your lovely composition! 5 stars for you, Loot and TFS,
- Dee_eS (548)
- [2006-07-13 16:48]
Very nice portrait, very crisp and sharp, nice DOF. TFS!
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-07-13 16:55]
A classic and beautiful portrait,,perfectly managed proprtions. the light is the adecuate for the white tones; BG works well.
Curiously I see yellowish stripes are natural or dirt?.
- osse (7805)
- [2006-07-14 6:35]
Good portrait shot. Great sharpnes, light, colours, details, DOF and POV.
Well done Loot
- elroyie (6439)
- [2006-07-15 4:06]
Great portrait with excellent colours, I loiked the contrast between the B/W of the zebra to the green BG, very good quality.
- TPAKT (89)
- [2006-07-16 15:02]
Beautiful animal, good portrait. If without color it is possible to name \geometry\.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2006-08-02 18:19]
Excellent portrait of this gorgeous zebra the details are very nice on that perfect soft green background. :)
- sAner (4750)
- [2006-08-29 1:58]
This is an excellent portrait. Very sharp details and perfect exposure. DOF and POV are great and so is the composition. The oof background works perfectly and I never knew Zebra's had such blue eyes. Wonderful! Well done & TFS!
- annagrace (2996)
- [2006-09-20 8:31]
I've never seen such an extensive discussion of the stripes on a zebra, LOL! This is a wonderful portrait, the best I've ever seen on TN.
TFS, my S. African friend,
- Joffre (82)
- [2006-11-11 20:22]
Hiya Loot, wonderful clear and sharp shot, great DOF, nice light and natural colours really like the way you have composed this, the markings of the animal makes this very dynamic, excellent capture!
- JaapKruger (68)
- [2006-11-12 4:47]
Beautifull capture. The focus is crisp, the DOF is perfect, and what impresses me is that there is lots of detail in the highlights and the darkest black stripes.
- chowitt (170)
- [2006-11-16 20:47]
This is a beautiful portrait. I especially like the fact that this photo answers the age old question about zebras and I think it is save to say they are black with white stripes. :)
Great clarity and the sharpness really makes this picture stand out.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-07-08 7:12]
This guy was the perfect model if I look at this image. This is a great close-up with excellent clarity and focus. This is such a simple yet splendid shot. Really well managed and taken. The black and white lines are displayed well and perfect lighting at the right places in this shot really says it al. A job well done.The big black almost blue in coloured eyes and the hairs on the chin adds that special touch to this already special portrait. Thanks for this beautiful contribution.