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In Golden Sun

In Golden Sun
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-14
Categories: Bushveld
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-01 8:24
Viewed: 4065
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two habitats overlap here. Kudu are leaf eaters and are particularly comfortable in the bushveld environment here and further to the east. Being rather elusive, even though quite common in that habitat, kudu bulls are a favourite with hunters for their magnificent horns. Zebra are well adapted to desert environments and are often seen in the Namib Desert a short distance to the west where they survive for long periods on sparse succulent growth only. They also dig shallow holes in the sand with their hooves in areas with a high water table. The white calcrete on the surface is common in arid areas with a high evaporation rate, with the calcium carbonate precipitating at and just below the ground surface, intensifying the brightness of illumination of the environment with its high reflectance.

PS: Will someone please tell me how to select more than one category as bushveld and desert are both relevant here.

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Hallo Neels,
Excellent capture that reminds me of Etosha (Sub-Sahara terrain) in the dry season. Light balance, golden colours and detail, POV and BG is superb.
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-01 8:45]

Hello Neels,
In my memory these are the typical colours of Ethosha, In daytime grey and golden colours in the morning and late evening.
Very nice photo with an excellent DOF and composition.
Vriendelijke Groeten,

Ciao Neels, fantastic gold light on a beautiful nature scene with a lot of lovely creatures, superb composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2011-12-01 10:28]

Good evening Neels,
glad to see a post from you once again. To be honest this image here brings mixed feelings in me. On one hand, I love the surrealistic impression with the those powerful yellow/golden colors and the sheer abundance of different animals. What a paradise! On the other hand, I can hardly see something positive in the executed exposure. The White balance seems terribly wrong, the shutter speed unnecessarily slow for the situation, the depth of field is in the middle of nowhere, the missing focal point and the unbalanced composition is spoiling the view somehow. So Hit or a Miss ...that is the question, but just like in life the greatest things are always controversial ...
George Veltchev

Fascinating to see these colors here . Great shot of that male kudu as well.

Hello Neels,
A very interesting picture, nice to see all different animals in the one frame, you have done good job under the difficult lighting condition,
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-02 8:33]

Hello Neels,
splendid atmosphere in this image!
Great composition with beautiful light, warm colours and great POV. Well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-03 6:22]

Hello Neels,
Somehow I like this special dreamy picture of African fauna. Original and unusual shot with a certain visual impact.
I think we cannot put a picture in more than one category.
have a nice weekend
Kind regards

Hello dear friend Neels!
It is always a pleasure to see your pics! I love this one here with all this great african atmosphere.Your pic has also something of an old picture...It has something nostalgic...I love it! many thanks for sharing, Neels!
have a lovely w-end!
Big hug from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I am a little absent, but I will retourn as soon as possible!

Hello Neels
Beautiful scene with interesting lighting and wonderful atmosphere.

Hi Neels, very nice tones for this picture, excellent capture, congratulations !

ciao, tino

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2011-12-06 23:37]


I particularly like the depicision of colours here.
The composition, DOF and POV make a good pic.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-07 2:25]

Hello Neels,
such a beautiful party they are having. I seldom see these many animals of different kinds. The golden light gives a special attraction too.
what a view to me, so unique.


Neels, this is a stunning capture of these animals. Outstanding beauty. Great sharpness and detail. Have a great day, Bill

Excellent composition.

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