- manyee (23770)
- [2006-03-05 14:32]
Great profile of this rhino. Geoff.
Details are super sharp. and the exposure is perfect.
Fantastic POV. TFS. : )
- proberts (646)
- [2006-03-05 14:36]
Good portrait Geoff,lovely detail and warmth.
- aido (4046)
- [2006-03-05 14:38]
Nice profile shot, good detail and colour and nice lighting too, strong sunlight that you've managed well.
- loot (11276)
- [2006-03-05 14:54]
First just some trivial information:
This is a black rhino and it is the one which gives rhinos the reputation for being ill-tempered. You are fortunate to view/photograph this in an environment where it probably got very tame (as they do if kept from young). In nature normally (there are exception though) you can not come closer than several score of metres (I seldom would approach them closer than ±40-50 metres). I've had some bad run-ins with black rhinos. It is the smaller of the two African rhinos and has a typical 'small dog attitude'.
The white rhino (the bigger of the two at ±2 tons) are actually very docile (unless of course you've really upset, surprised or scared it) and normally you can approach very close (couple of metres) without causing any aggressiveness. I've been as close as 4m from them (this is in the wild and not in a zoo) and I've never had any bad experiences with them, 'yet'. Caution though, having said this I do not advice anybody just to try and imitate this. It could be futile.
Your photo is excellent. The composition is great and the colours are very natural. You've managed to get the correct tonal balance as often their skins reflect light that plays havoc with burn-out. DOF & BG is also very good with nice sharp detail.
Very well done and TFS.
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2006-03-05 16:23]
You've used the light well to pick up the texture and colour. After what you said about Howletts I'm glad I chose to go to BWC today...
- Faisca (650)
- [2006-03-05 16:53]
Beautiful very well captured
Great color and excelent details
- MikeGray (403)
- [2006-03-06 15:54]
The animal stands out well Geoff against the background, allmost looks 3D effect.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-03-09 23:23]
Geoff, I think you show this Black Rhino off to us so well. It looks like he is in the wild which makes it even better. Composition, colours and sharpness are great. Well done,
Your notes are very interesting and Loot's comments are always so good to read too. He has a great wealth of knowledge about these African animals.
In our Zoo here in Auckland, NZ, we have white rhinos.