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Majestic African Solitary

Majestic African Solitary
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon CP 8800, Nikkor 8.9-89mm 2.8
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Southern Africa, ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, Silhouettes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-15 6:29
Viewed: 6269
Points: 35
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another silhouette from the Ethiopian series, a solitary male ostrich at sunset light, up in the country's grassy highlands.
One of those moments when you think you touched God, similar to when looking down from a serious mountain peak above glaciers, ripping a curl on a board in the Pacific or crying underwater starring a the beauty of a living reef or perhaps the mixed thought of Swedish twins and massages (OK, the last one I made up, the rest I know how its like ...)

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Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ****

Back to your first posts, well done.

Love the silhouete against the warm light. This one works really well.

Radu, a beautiful silhoutte with the framing of the trees. Well done on this composition.


  • Great 
  • Mluc Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 0] (16)
  • [2005-01-15 9:58]

Tres belle photo superbe silhouette.

  • Good 
  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-01-15 10:03]

Good quality. Interesting light. Nicely framed.

Very nice silhouette,love the color!

Veri nice composition. The animal is at the right position. I reallly like it.

  • Great 
  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-01-15 13:12]

Lovely silhouette Radu, light composition and colours are all excellent.
Thoughts of the Swedish twins Mmmmmm.......

I love this silhouette! Warm, and exotic is the photo, nicely composed and sharp. I would have loved to be there! Top marks!

  • Great 
  • rjamin (152)
  • [2005-01-15 23:45]

Superb photo both technically and artistically. Lighting is excellent too.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-16 15:44]

Another beautiful silhoette with a lot of depth.

Well done and thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-16 18:22]

Very nice shot Radu. Good silhouette and composition. Congratulations.

Radu, this is always a pleasure to look at. It has become a signature shot of you. I beleive wherever I see soemthing similar I would ID it as your work. Great post. Well done.

Superb shot Radu! Very well composed. I like the different shades of yellow giving perspective to the view.

Loved the earlier ones and this is just as good.
It exudes a serene feeling.
Very pleasing light, composition and subject.

a beautiful silhoutte, nicely composed and sharp.well done.

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-17 5:08]

Radu, a wonderful composition here. The silhouettes of the bird and trees are just stunning, especially in these golden tones. Well done.

Hello Radu.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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