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African Shadows

African Shadows
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-21
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Digital RAW 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Krugerpark feb/mar 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-16 5:11
Viewed: 3802
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here a shot I took in the afternoon,picture was a bit underexposed on purpose to get the shadow effects,it was only a try (after an idea of Xplorator);I added a warming filter to add the orange colors,I liked it that the bird just took of when I clicked awaw,

Hope you like it and TFW

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Belle ambiance. On se croirait dans le film Out of Africa !
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-03-16 5:29]

A very magical scene you've caught here,
Lovely orange light and very sharp.
The composition is excellant!
Well done,

Hello Paul,
I agree with Claude's observation, it looks like a movie scene. I like the use of warming filter that creates a good mood. The timing to catch those two animals in the same frame was excellent. It is nicely composed with nice subjects and atmosphere. Well done!

super cette photo PAUL
il est tres bon d' avoir pu avoir les 2 animaux en meme temps , enfin oiseaux!!
bravo bonne composition

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2007-03-16 9:53]

Hi Paul,
It is a very special "ambiance" you created.
It gives a special feeling the evening sun and the warmth is coming to you great work. And did you see the bird or was it an extra when you saw the picture.

Very pretty shot Paul.
Excellent coloured presentation. Picture is good arrected. Well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Paul,
Magnificent postcard from the famous Krugerpark!
I like so much the almost duotone of this picture.
I think it worked pretty well the warming filter added.
With the jiraffe and the bird you did a remarkable composition here.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-16 21:32]

Hello paul

A very nice atmosphere.excellent timing to get the bird taking off.Very nicely composed and with sharp details.TFS


Hello Paul, lovely rich colour and good use of the filter well composed. Nice effect creative work tfs rgds Necip

Love the color of the afternoon, also love the wildlife...awesome..must be amazing to see a giraffe roaming wild....love it. TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "Cold Water (22) " :o)

Hi Paul,
Very nice. Love the way you have balanced the composition with the small bird on the right of the frame. Lovely warm colour.

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