Eastern rock elephant-shrew
- pirate (7474)
- [2007-08-21 13:29]
fantastic picture of a strange but cute animal
perfect compo and sharpness, great colours and lovely catchlight.
- grimmel (415)
- [2007-08-21 13:37]
excellent and beautiful capture of this cute and interesting little fellow.
perfect sharpness and absolute natural colours.
the composition is great and very well framed, with lovely soft BG.
TFS - carole
- Proframe (4096)
- [2007-08-21 13:42]
Hello Jan Hendrik,
This surely looks like a lovely Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew or Eastern Rock Sengi (Elephantulus myurus).
Beautiful shot with great sharpness and exposure.
You've nailed it wonderfully on top of that rock.
Excellent composition and beautiful details in the fur, light in the eye and patterns at the rock.
Thanks for sharing and the great note.
- mirceax (6261)
- [2007-08-21 14:09]
Super capture with excelents details, composition and colours.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-08-21 16:12]
This is excellent. Sharpness and exposure are great. I can't get over those skinny little legs. His "trunk" is wonderful as is the pattern in the out of focus background.
Evelynn ; )
- squirrel400 (323)
- [2007-08-21 16:14]
WHAT A GREAT CATCH!!! Most of the time these little critters don't stand still long enough for the camera to focus .. You did a super job with the overall layout od the shot .. your DOF is spot on with the background out of focus just right ..
The detail on the fur iscouldn't be any better .. 10 out of 10 in my book !!
- arfer (0)
- [2007-08-21 19:04]
A beautiful capture of this shrew.The focus is spot on with wonderful details.The composition is excellent.The eye detail and catch light is very good.Nicely done.TFS
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-08-21 22:31]
great close up, TFS Ori
- petrudamsa (2544)
- [2007-08-21 23:44]
This is one of the finest photoportraits of an animal here on TN. Moreover, this is not a very often presented one here. Good job.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-08-22 0:05]
What an interesting animal, Jan Hendrik.
I can't say that I have ever seen one of these, even in pictures, so thanks for the introduction.
Details are exquisitely sharp.
Beautiful light and colors.
The POV is perfect to show off that "elephant trunk".
TFS. : )
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-08-22 0:09]
Very nice picture of a small animal, detail and ficus are wonderful
- anel (40574)
- [2007-08-22 0:18]
What a cute animal you show us here. I like its vivid eye and attentive pose. Excellent framing, beautiful warm colours. Interesting note too.
Thanks and best regards
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-08-22 0:56]
Hi Jan Hendrik,
What an interesting animal... I don't remember seeing this one before. Lovely :o) TFS
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2007-08-22 1:20]
Fantastic photo.Well balanced, perfect definition, and enhanced by the rock colouration. We so often ignore the smaller animals.Well done.
- claudine (0)
- [2007-08-22 3:36]
Hello Jan Hendrik,
This is one of the most original creatures that I have seen so far. What a particular specie... It is the first time I see this strange and lovely animal. This is an excellent capture with great details, exposure, POV and composition. I like the fact that you could caught its whole tail in the frame. Your notes are very interesting too and Iím amazed by the fact that they live longer in the wild than in captivity. What a stunning animal :) Thanks,
- blue-velvet29 (912)
- [2007-08-22 6:25]
Hi Jan Hendrik!
Great colors, POV and DOF, excellent composition. Well done!
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-08-22 8:33]
perfect capture of Elaphantulus with great details and sharpness. from lichen on rocks to POV, everything great. Congratulations. thanks for show it us.
- martic (1327)
- [2007-08-22 9:19]
Very nice shot with great POV and DOF, good details and colors
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-08-22 9:25]
Brilliant capture of this cute little Shrew in a fine pose. Very sharp details and fine colours. The lichens on the rock add beautiful colours and the soft background too.
Excellent composition too.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- Aramok (5166)
- [2007-08-22 10:55]
what a really great shot with loads of detail and excellent sharpness and composition.
- NellyD (1783)
- [2007-08-23 5:33]
Hi Jan Hendrik,
That's an interesting and strange looking animal. I never seen this before and I like your capture. Great sharpness, beautiful colours and light.
Thanks for sharing!
Hello Jan Hendrik,
Can you arrange an appointment with this one, please.
Seems to have a nose for everything:-)
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-08-23 12:43]
Splendid shot of this cute one with sharp details and a weird looking nosey. Superb natural lighting and glint on its eye looks great. Excellent POV to portray it and very nicely composed. Kudos.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-08-24 0:51]
Hello jan !
What a cute little animal ! I knew that these animals existed, but I never saw any picture, thank you for showing me ! :-) Nice sharp details, excellent composition and POV, eautiful exposrue and beautifulnatural colors, nice blurred BG, and I also like the pose of the Shrew, standing proud on the top of the rock. Very well done !
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2007-10-19 12:20]
Hi Jan Hendrik
This is really cool and good looking little one :)
Nice details, pose and colours.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-10-20 1:36]
Now this is terrific, interesting but also a bit funny :)
It's terrific because it's a splendid photo from all aspects. Beginning with the fact that you shot this handheld at 400mm and you managed such sharpness, continuing with the spot-on exposure and DOF, going all the way to the compsition...this is an impeccable result.
It's interesting because it's not a species we get to see everyday and it's great to read something about it from your note.
And suffy...well...do i need to explain this one :)) He is really cute!
Overall: wonderful work!
Bravo and TFS
- cicindela (9226)
- [2007-12-30 10:31]
Wonderful picture of very rarely presented mammal species! Its nose looks fantastic, and the entire picture has very good quality. Bravo for professional presentation and best wishes for 2008!
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-01-02 1:41]
With this amazing and splendid shot of this curious creature that you captured so stunningly I want to take the opportunity to thank you for all the great moments enjoying your marvellous pictures and your pleasant comments. I hope to keep enjoying your presence at TN during the coming year.
Have a great Night and may 2008 will bring you great moments and lots of Happiness!!
With my best wishes
- Annalise (125)
- [2008-11-19 4:44]
I am but an amateur photographer and can't really comment about the technical aspects of this photo, which to me looks perfect. But I do know that you are very lucky to have seen this little critter, not to mention that you had your camera ready and was able to take such a good picture. Very well done.