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Burchell's Zebra

Burchell's 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: 2008-12-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Namibia, a photographer's dream
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's Burchell's zebra, Etosha National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-23 10:32
Viewed: 5174
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This 'laughing' Burchell's zebra is captured in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

Etosha National Park is situated in the nothern part of the country.

The northern part of the park isn't far away from Angola. The western part is situated in the province Omusati, a rather small middle part in the province Oshana and the eastern area in the province Oshikoto. The eastern part is open for the public and I heard in Etosha that the western will be open as well in the near? future. Or at least part of it...:-)

Some people asked about the GPS..
Until know I wasn't able to bring my GPS data into the EXIF files. The trials were errors..

What I do now to get the exact location is to verify the date and capture time of the image in the exif data.

Like that...
Shooting Date/Time
12-12-2008 07:53:11
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

So...12-12-2008 07:53:11 and then I go to MapSource and search the matching date and time in the GPS files.

190 12-12-2008 7:53:10 1108 m 204 m 0:00:30 24 km/h 184 true S19 09.754 E16 04.546

On the map I can see this isn't not far away from Okaukuejo. More precisely captured while my 4W was on the gravel road more or less in the middle between Gemsboksvlakte and Kapupuhedi(C38).Google maps 1108m is the altitude.

For more info about this Zebra species, I refer to my Kruger National Park theme in which you can see many portraits
and also info about this specie in the photographer's note.

Thanks for looking. Have a nice weekend.

siggi, nglen, eng55, PaulH, ferranjlloret, Janice, albert, Dis. Ac. has marked this note useful
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hallo annick
dit is ook een hoofd waar je om moet lachen!!
een leuke en mooie foto
goed scherp en apart van kleur
weer iets anders
groetjes lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-23 10:46]

Hello Annick,
WoW! Excellent close up of the Zebra, nice POV. and composition ,beautiful colors and sharpness, excellent note.Well done.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Annick,
nice moment you captured there :)
Good natural colors and sharpness.
TFS Tatjana

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-23 11:37]

Hi Annick. great picture of the Zebra. I lve the pose you have captured with its mouth wide open. Fine detail , colours and sharpnes. well done TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-23 11:56]

Hi Annick,
Funny capture.POV,pose of zebra,exposure and moment you caught is great.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

not the one of your gallery that I like best but still good enough as for the quality as usual and the posture

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-23 12:10]

Hallo Annick,
Lachend het weekend in. Zo hoort het. Zeker met dit takkenweer.
Fantastische foto. Niets op aan te merken. Super!
Zorgeloos weekend,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-23 12:43]
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Hi Annick,
looks like someone i know, but i won't say who :o) Great timing and the overall quality is outstanding. I would love to have a look through your hard drive to see what other beauties lurk there..Have a good weekend mate.

Hi Annick,
Great capture with an excellent POV and composition and expression of this zebra, well done!
Thanks for sharing and best regards Ferran

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-01-23 18:50]

Nice capture, Annick. I find it's hard to capture the details in their stripes, but you've done a great job with that. What I really like, though, is his expression (he looked mad). All the technical stuff looks great -- focus, compo, DoF, light...

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2009-01-23 20:40]

Hello Annick,
This is a very beautiful Zebra, I already can hear it's laughter. Very nice colors and details, the DOF and the composition are superb, great notes too..
Well done


Your timing is impeccable Annick.
You always catch them at just the right moment.
Excellent exposure with good saturation and sharpness.
Nice work.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2009-01-24 2:31]

Great shot Annick - I love his laugh and those teeth look rather dangerous...
I like his colou7rs - we have a zebra with similar colours at our zoo, plus her baby.
Excellent capture

Hello Annick,
Great capture of your laughing Burchell's zebra

Great attitude to capture. Excellent sharpness and framing of course, but it's really the attitude that does it for me in this picture.

Hallo Annick

deze had ik gemist van jou, prima plaat van de Zebra met zijn bek open.
Zo ziet hij er toch nog gevaarlijk uit.
Mooie kleuren.
Zijn nekharen zijn net borstls om je klompen mee af te vegen.


great captire, TFS Ori

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