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The Zébra Plains

The Zébra Plains
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-22
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Parc Animalier de Cerza [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-29 23:07
Viewed: 4244
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Zebra Plains or Burchell's zebra is a zebra, which is distinguished from mountain zebras by its black stripes less dense, especially in the legs, and by his mane bristling less. Some call it common zebra because it is the zebra whose workforce is more important.

I) Classification of the Plains Zebra:

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chord vertebrate
Class: placental mammals
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genre: Equus
Species: quagga

II) Physical Plains Zebra:

Height: 2.1 m
It measures 1.8 to 2.2 m long and 1.3 to 1.4 m at the withers.

Weight: 320 kg
It weighs between 300 and 320 kg.

Longevity: 20 years
His hope is about 20 years in freedom, and about 30 years in captivity.

Speed: 60 km / h
He can gallop up to 60 km / h. .

III) Distribution of the Plains Zebra:

Distribution of the Plains Zebra: It is found in East Africa: from southern Sudan and Ethiopia to South Africa Eastern.
Habitat: It lives in grassy plains, near a water point.

IV) Power of the Plains Zebra:

Diet: Herbivore
Power: It feeds mainly on grasses but also fruit and bark.

V) Reproduction of the Plains Zebra:

Sexual maturation: It reaches sexual maturity between 2 and 4 years.
Gestation: The gestation period is about 12 months.
Scope: A scope can usually only one small account.

VI) Conservation of the Plains Zebra:

Conservation Status IUCN: Least Concern
Protection: With an estimated population of about 300,000 individuals, there is the zebra encountered most frequently.

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Hello Serge,
Nice to see a lovely Zebra. Excellent colors, very good details and amazing clarity.
Thanks for sharing this perfect image!

Hi Serge,
Very nice capture.POV,lighting,pose of zebra and details are excellent.

Hello Serge,
Very nice prezentation of this zébra in great sharpness and details.Beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-30 3:05]

Hello Serge,
beautiful image of this zebra taken with good sharpness and light; splendid natural colours and excellent POV.
Thanks for sharing

Ciao Serge. Very good sharp and light for the beautiful animal while resting.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-30 5:38]

Hello Serge,
Beautiful photo of this zebra. Taken from a nice POV in good sharpness, colours and composition.

Bela foto deste animal com cores firmes e qualidade de nitidez parabéns por esta imagem.

Hi Serge,
nice zebra. Amazing composition. Perfect point of view. Great sharpness.
Have a nice evening,

hello Serge
great picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-30 10:30]

Hello Serge.
Excellent capture of the Zebra. I liked the POV ad pose.Good sharpness and details. Beautiful light.Thanks for the share.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Serge, great B&W creature, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-30 12:11]

Salut Serge,c'est un peu etrange voir une zebra dans cette pelouse si verte,je suis habitue' la voir dans la savane tres seche..eehe...la photo est tres belle,excellente qualite' comme d'habitude et une position tres sympa.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano

Hello Serge,
A beautiful capture of this zebra taken from a great POV with good details, excellent sharpness and natural colours. Well done!

hello Serge
a beauty with great sharpness good details and very good light
thanks greeting Paolo

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-31 9:06]

Hi Serge!
Lovely image of Zebra, captured in nice pose. Great sharpness and fine details. Beautiful light and natural colours.
Have a nice week.
ciao! Vanda

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-10-31 13:55]

Hello Serge,
I love these animals and it's nice seeing one resting so peacefully in the grass - you surely wouldn't get such a nice close capture in the wild. I like the low POV the fine sharp focus and the beautiful colours.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-02 6:20]

Hello Sergei,
very lovely view in good colour contrast. The green gives a good combination to the striped zebra. The position is so special too.
Excellent view in a nice and simple presentation.


Nice pic of the zebra laying down.

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