- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-06-14 15:45]
Great pose - excellent exposure on the wildebeest plus great detail.
- taba (1847)
- [2008-06-14 17:31]
An uncommon position for the wildebeest but very good, I like the composition you got with this position not centering the object on the image.
good sharpness with the long lens (I think you used a tripod) and nice colors.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-06-14 18:23]
I tried doing it but I hurt my neck ;-) Beautiful picture, Annick, I love those pictures of yours looking like an almost ancient painting. The sepia tones against the blurred background, the beauty of the animal and this "intimate" moment. It is all very beautiful and well done, thank you!
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-06-14 18:36]
Outstanding shot and a great action moment freezed with perfect timing and skill. Very neat and sharp image with with nice colours and details. I like that expressive eye too. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.
- MartinL (0)
- [2008-06-14 19:33]
Wonderful capture. Hopefully this guy didn't hurt his eye scratching ! Great work. TFS.
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-06-14 20:08]
Excellent capture..Nice natural pose and very sharp image.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-06-15 0:13]
detalles magníficos y pov,
- loot (11276)
- [2008-06-15 0:21]
My grandfather once asked me, "How do you shoot a buck through its foot and in the head?" The simple answer is you wait for it to scratch its ear. Not while it's tapping its index finger against the head (chuckle).
This shot clearly show the after winter dry grassland in the Satara area although there already was some rain, as can be clearly seen by the fresh new green blades of grass just starting to appear. This is a different pose than the usual and a rather interesting view of the gnu. You did well to capture good details and contrasts as this animal's dark coat normally tend to be problematic as it tricks the camera sensors. But that is obviously no handicap for an experienced photographer such as you.
Good work and TFS.
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-06-15 0:34]
Nice natural pose and very sharp image.
Excellent composition and details. TFS
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-06-15 2:21]
Een leuke actie vastgelegd,je kan maar ergens jeuk hebben en er niet bij kunnen,fraai vastgelegd,
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-15 2:56]
This is a lovely shot of the Wildebeast doing wildebeast things!
Very well timed and lovely use of the light, Annick!
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-06-15 3:12]
Hello Annick, you have shot this with superb action. Is it doing some exercise or expressing some gratitude. Well done Ganesh
- aido (4046)
- [2008-06-15 3:55]
I would imagine this is quite a dangerous situation for a Wildebeest to be alone in the bush. Excellent image, well composed and great depth of field, about perfect I think. I like the dusty background, it really adds some atmosphere to this image.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-06-15 23:40]
Magnificent shot..I liked pose of wildebeest a lot.POV,timing,lighting and composition are also perfect.
Thanks for posting.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-06-16 4:05]
I like the pose and rear view comedy :)
Everything looks great mf,
Love the bokeh produced by that 400mm F/2.8 magic lens too..
- azleader (931)
- [2008-06-16 11:20]
Hmmmmm... Looks like wildebeest pornography. LOL!!!!
- Necipp (100)
- [2008-06-16 11:41]
Hello Annick, what an unusual pose you've caught - and quite funny scratching it's head like a chicken! The exposure is perfect, and creates a nice contrast between the animal and the bg with a fine pastel colour effect. Very good focus and detail. High quality as always from you. sorry p.t. Best rgds, Necip
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-17 8:31]
A lovely capture of this wildebeest.He looks a little itchy.
Well focused with very good detail.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-06-26 4:13]
This capture is really funny thanks to pose of this male of Blue Wildebeest. A kind of morning toilet? ;>
Very nice work!
- somjit (295)
- [2008-06-29 8:06]
Good sharp image with great detail to this very different pose.Well timed. TFS.