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Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Rietvlei
Date: Feb 19, 2012
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012



[Feb. 23rd, 2012 02:31:00 AM]

Still tired from the WPL and though Im still taking pictures Im tired of shooting for challenges.
When I walked in the bushes of a local reserve I almost bumped into a buck. I think we startled each other. I had no camera with me but it was then that I was inspired again to shoot an animal. The little flame was back and when i got the chance went to a bigger reserve where nothing much happened appart animals grazing through the tall grass. I only had about an hours shooting time but the light was perfect for it. Tricky manouvering the car to place subjects as I want them between all the grass and hoping they stand still. I am not one who enjoy driving in a car and looking for animals as this is as much fun as showering in a rainjacket.

Glad the people could enjoy the image for what it is. Black and White is my favourite medium but I whish I was better at it

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.9119
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7907
Avg (non-participants): 7.0548
Views since voting: 1467
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 159
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/28/2012 12:05:56 AM
Classic image, great Top10 Rian.
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02/27/2012 02:13:14 PM
I was hoping you would find a wild animal from Afrika Rian. Glad to see you managed to get a great shot, despite having to shoot it from a car! Congrats on top ten!
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02/27/2012 09:50:31 AM
Great shot Rian! I would love to see these beautiful creatures in person in such a natural surrounding as this.

Could I squeak past you in the voting by any less? ;)
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02/27/2012 07:08:44 AM
Great shot Rian and congrats for the top ten in a very tough challenge!
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02/27/2012 03:19:59 AM
Gorgeous shot, thought this would have been at the top.
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02/27/2012 01:29:59 AM
Shot Rian. Moet asb nie ophou inskryf nie.
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02/27/2012 01:07:34 AM
Hey Hey! Almost a 7 score but a good finish none the less. All has been said already - Great shot and lovely DOF control.
Yellow?
Glad the flame has ignited your passion again... just in time for a wonderful adventure...
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02/27/2012 12:19:33 AM
Welcome back, Rian! Great TT image!
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02/27/2012 12:06:20 AM
Got to say I truly thought this would ribbon. It's beautiful
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02/27/2012 12:03:57 AM
8th, really deserved a ribbon. As for the yellow, can't see any!

Message edited by author 2012-02-27 00:04:30.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2012 11:02:28 PM
I love all the different variations in this photo between focused and unfocused. It does a great job of getting across the wildness of the plain/savannah.
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02/26/2012 03:22:52 PM
Beautifully done. The hiding amongst the grass really makes this stand out.
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02/25/2012 11:38:16 PM
Pretty -- love the strong contrasts in the zebra stripes in the softness of the tones and focus of the surrounding grasses.
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02/25/2012 10:57:55 PM
The yellow color is not working for me. Otherwise, I really like this shot, especially the focus.
02/23/2012 10:36:02 PM
Great image and excellent depth of field.
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02/23/2012 03:15:55 PM
one of the best in challenge. congrats on a great shot, 10
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02/22/2012 04:42:01 PM
great capture, love the sniper feel with the grass in the foreground and the detail on the zebras 8
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02/22/2012 10:26:53 AM
Beautiful picture! Love the focus point
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02/21/2012 12:56:26 AM
Really beautiful!
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02/21/2012 12:55:21 AM
Well I'm pretty sure I've picked one ribbon winner, and you are the other. Absolutely amazing to the max, I can't fault it one bit. The zebra on the right is almost touchable, and I love how the other one is OOF. A FAVE.
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02/20/2012 03:38:13 PM
fantastic image - riboon worthy
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02/20/2012 03:19:37 PM
I love the sharp and the soft all together in this image. It's like a dream... in focus.

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02/20/2012 08:07:48 AM
I like this a lot. Great bokeh from the grasses around them. I like your composition and contrast. 8
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02/20/2012 02:05:40 AM
awesome image...great depth of field 8
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02/20/2012 01:02:39 AM
Great composition! Love this picture. :)9
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02/20/2012 12:34:36 AM
A very pretty shot with the soft focus on the grass. 9 :)
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