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Young zebra

Young zebra
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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Burchell's zebra [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-16 9:07
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Burchell's zebra is a southern subspecies of the Plains Zebra.

Not Extinct

Like other plain zebras, Burchell's Zebras must have populated the African plains in impressive numbers. Associations of thousands have been reported. The wild herds were thought to have disappeared by 1910, and the last known captive individual died in the Berlin Zoo in 1918. As European settlement spread northward from the Cape to colonial Southern Rhodesia, this subspecies was thought to have been hunted to extinction.

However, Groves and Bell concluded in their 2004 publication that "the extinct true Burchell's zebra" is a phantom. Careful study of the original zebra populations in Zululand and Swaziland, and of skins harvested on game farms in Zululand and Natal, has revealed that a small certain proportion shows similarity to what now is regarded as typical "burchellii". The type localities of the subspecies Equus quagga burchellii and Equus quagga antiquorum (Damara Zebra) are so close to each other that the two are in fact one, and that therefore the older of the two names should take precedence over the younger. They therefore say that the correct name for the southernmost subspecies must be burchellii not antiquorum. The subspecies Equus quagga burchellii still exists in Kwazulu-Natal and in Etosha

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
14/10/2007 14:13:07
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Focal Length
560,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2008-07-16 9:39]

Hoi Annick,
Geweldig mooi portret, en ze zijn zo fotogeniek.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-16 10:23]

Hello Annick! Wow, another great portrait of a Zebra, I like its pose and the sharpness of the details. Perfectly composed and a very strong technique, thanks!


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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-16 10:27]

Striking picture! What more can I say? Gary

Hi Annick,
a beautiful picture, I like the tight crop.
Lovely natural coloursm almost B/W, fine sharp details and well exposed. I like the DOF too, the zebra standout well from the BG.
Well done.

beautiful portrait, TFS Ori

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-16 12:21]

Hi Annick. A fine capture of this beautiful animal. It has a sad look about it face. you have such fine detail in the coat with natural colours. well done TFS. intresting notes too.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2008-07-16 12:22]

salut Annick
joli portrait de ce jeune zebre, il a une fort belle coupe en brosse :)
Bon cadrage, excellents détails.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-07-16 12:59]

Hi Annick

The sharpness here is exceptional - plus great pose and eye contact. Well seen and captured.


  • bahadir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 147] (723)
  • [2008-07-16 13:53]

Hello Annick, lovely portrait shot of this baby zebra. TFS.

sorry pt later

On the road now with slow connection. Just marking up the best ones this time.

Hi Annick,

Superb shot of this young Zebra, excellent detail, love the POV and the tight crop, really nice work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Hi Annick,
Beautiful. Excellent.
The best zebra portrait I've seen..
How much for the digital file? :)

I just want to reach out and run my fingers across that mane. It is a lovely image with soft light...good contrast but not harsh at all. I like the square crop.

Evelynn : )

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-07-17 1:18]

Hi Annick

Sorry for missing out on so many of your beautiful shots! :(
This is a splendid portrait and a great use of the square format here.
The details are impeccable, as always, and i think it's the first time i think that "beard" or "mustache" are used by me in the same sentence with zebra :)) It's true...i haven't noticed them in other photos so well as here.
The light and natural contrast are lovely and the presentation is great, as usual!

Bravo and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-07-17 1:24]

Hi Annick,
It's a beautiful portrait. Very well composed and exposed.Patterns look great.
All the best,

Hello Annick
Great pose and very sharp details

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-17 5:49]

Hello Annick
Outstanding portrait.Razor sharp image with excellent fur detail.Good eye's contact.
TFS Michel

Hi Annick
Another beautiful zebra portrait in your gallery. I like square crop and good contrast Great sharp image

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-17 8:19]

Hallo Annick,
Deze zebra mag blij zijn met zo'n perfect portret. Schitterende scherpte en natuurlijke kleuren. Perfecte compositie en pose. De achtergrond past er uitstekend bij.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-17 10:06]

Hi Annick.
Next your splendid portrait work of an charming wild animal. All is great. Pose and expression of the face and glance of the animal – skill photo model, reproduction of all fine details of the captured character. Precise framing and cropping of the image and so fantastic bokeh. My compliments and TFS.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-07-17 10:38]

Ola Annick
Bela foto com boas cores, a nitidez esta excelente e a luminosidade muito boa.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-07-17 11:35]

Hi Annick

This is just a beautiful portrait. It must be very easy to over or under expose with all the black and white stripes but you do it beautifully. Wonderfully framed, sharp and detailed



A nice portrait of the Zebra.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-17 18:37]

What a darling he is.
He does look young with that bushy mane and strong contrasting coloured patterns. And I love his whiskers Annnick!
Well captured - he looks so good. . .

Hi Annick,
Good pose and sunny light. Well done.

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