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Copyright: Patrick Hubert (yquem46) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (790)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 70
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-13 9:16
Viewed: 4963
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zèbres et gnous se déplacent généralement ensemble, en troupeaux de taille variable (de quelques unités à plus d'un million pour la "grande migration"), mettant à profit leurs qualités sensorielles respectives, l'ouie pour les uns, la vue pour les autres, pour détecter la présence de leurs prédateurs, en l'occurence les lions. A la moindre alerte, c'est la débandade et la troupe part au galop, dans un concert de hennissements et de meuglements, dans un nuage de poussière.

Zebras and wildebeests travel most often together in herds (from a few units to more than one million for the "great migration"), turning into profit their respective sensorial capacities, sight for the ones, hearing for the others, so as to escape from their predators, namely the lions. At the least alarm, the herd disperse in a concert of whinnyings and mooings, with clouds of dust.

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Hi Patrick,
lovely image!!!! TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-13 10:27]

Salut Patrick,
La bienvenue sur TN!
I really like the ambience of mystery and "dreaming" created by the dust.
The many many zebras and gnus milling around give a feel of "free for all" typical of a migration scene, but the lone zebra walking into the scene on the right gives the image an anchor point.
Merci pour le partage.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-13 11:49]

what a beautiful moment you captured

Hallo Patrick
Welcome to Trek Nature and I hope you will have an enjoyable stay with us. I enjoy very much looking and admiring other people’s talents and skills with a camera. Each of us is different and so are our photographic abilities and preferences. I truly like what I see on my screen. You have captured a very special moment. Really nice silhouette, nice atmosphere and detail all in one. A very creative and original composition, but indeed pleasant one. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the future postings.
Best regards

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  • nyala Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
  • [2008-12-14 3:39]

Bonjour Patrick,

Belle ambiance

HI Patrick,

Would have come back sooner had a few problems to take care of but glad to see your posting now.

This is beautiful what a great action packed shot, love the POV excellent detail with very good light, and all the dust kicked up by the animals really gives this a great atmosphere, loverly work, all the best,

Cheers Rick:)

Hello Patrick,
Could be taken out of a documentary but still it's a nice still with a lot of action going on. And your solution with the green saturated colors at the bottom and to left in order to pronounce the overall light and dust is a pretty successful.
Extraordinary photo and well done..

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-09 9:01]

Hello Patrick,
Browsing through your gallery I found this fantastic capture showing Zebras and Wilderbeast gathering en masse, creating clouds of dust and I bet a lot of noise too!
What a marvellous experience to come near enough to see this! I'm most impressed!!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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