The painted wolf
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-05-21 18:03]
Yes Gerhard, this is exceptional image. Again you captured heart and soul of real Africa! And you did it excellent. All is great in your photo but for me most important is intense red colour of blood. I can't explain it in rational way. Superb post!
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-05-21 18:07]
What a shot. Right on, Gerhard.
Excelent tones, sharp, clean, crisp detailed shot. Awesome !!!!!
It's in my faves, friend.
- puffy (1351)
- [2005-05-21 18:08]
Excellent captured Gerhard, cought in action. I agree with Greg, you captured the heart and sould of Real Africa. Great DOF and sharpness. Very well done, I hope you are not too close to it thou....
Gerhard, this is a wonderful action shot. I hate images of animals tearing other animals apart (I can't watch natural history programmes with lions and cheetahs killing other animals in them!) but that is a very personal limitation of mine and nothing to do with your image. I think I would use a little gaussian blur on the BG and it would have been great to have a highlight in the dog's eye but those are very minor nits. Your composition, timing, exposure and colour are all fantastic. Your camera settings are just about perfect for this situation I would think and I love the quality of light in this shot. I like the idea of capturing the spirit of your country in a photograph of its wildlife. I wonder what everyone would choose for their own countries. Superb idea and superb capture Gerhard, TFS :)
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-05-21 19:00]
Cracking capture Gerhard,
This is the real deal. Fantastic detail, so very sharp and clear.
Perfect DOF and great warm colours.
Thanks for posting
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-05-21 20:14]
Superb action shot on this feeding Wild Dog. Color and detail are perfect. This is a classic...Nice Work! Great Notes to help with my education..Thanks
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-05-21 23:46]
Great action, Gerhard.
Very good sharpness, well composed and nice colours.
And a great and informative note as usual.
Excellent work to show the heart and soul of Africa.
- chiliu (6526)
- [2005-05-22 0:09]
Excellent wildlife image,clear detail.TFS!
- CaptiveLight (969)
- [2005-05-22 2:30]
Very good image Gerhardt, good colours, set off by the bright red of carcass, good pose and good composition.
Well worth a big smiley!
- Esox (972)
- [2005-05-22 2:33]
Superb composition, sharp details, bla, bla, bla...
As usual, all the technical stuff is perfect.
What I prefer in this shot isn't what we see, but what we feel looking at it.
You're definitively a real artist.
Thnaks for your works.
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-05-22 3:41]
Hee mijn vriend! :) Wooooooow, what a scene! And you're complaining about not being able to shoot flying herons? Man!! This is way better! Light is so warm and the colors are perfect because of that. Details are razorsharp, composition is perfect and the POV & DOF are just excellent. A great capture Gerhard. Well done!
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-05-22 4:02]
Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour ce superbe Lycaon. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Interesting and very well done !
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-05-22 5:07]
It is the 'other' side of nature that we don't see too often here on TN. I have to agree with Hollie re the 'I hate images of animals tearing other animals apart', but it is survival of the fittest and the order of the food chain for these wild beasts. Magnificent capture Gerhard, showing us the reality of the wild. Thank you!
- Robbrown (6106)
- [2005-05-22 5:59]
Real wild life a true TN image, I wish we could see more of this sort, the action is superbly caught and as alway spot on informative notes. TFS
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-05-22 6:22]
A truly wonderful capture Gerhard.
Fabulous colours and detail,perfect exposure and DOF.
A little catchlight in the eye would have been a bonus too but looking closely I can see it is just about closed.He's certainly enjoying his meal.
Excellent work,very well done indeed.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-05-22 6:35]
Impressive shot Gerhard. Excellent POV on the action with great impact on the viewer (that would be me!). Very good sharpness, details and colors..That's a nice shade of blood red I might add!! ;-)) Very well done my friend!
- naki (40)
- [2005-05-22 8:47]
Hi Gerhard, while I'm running after the bugs you're shooting these magnificent moments...just envy.
Very informative note.
Thanks for sharing.
- christophe (1781)
- [2005-05-22 13:30]
quite simply impressive, very great shot Gerhard
In a friendly way Christophe
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-05-22 13:47]
Soos Richard du Toit dit noem - Catching the moment - the most ellusive moment in wildlife photography - I have been trying this for many years, and am still trying - I must say you have improved tremendously in this year, with quite a couple of stunners in this type of photography. Very nice, well done my Friend - 10/10!
- PDP (11769)
- [2005-05-22 15:49]
This is a stunning capture. Very well done Gerhard. It's a great composition and what a moment. Excellent.
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-05-23 2:07]
Wonderful wildife photo.Details,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)
- Comandante (1408)
- [2005-05-23 4:53]
Superb scane Gerhard!
Details,lighting and composition are excellent.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-05-23 13:57]
Great capture Gerhard. Excellent DOF and details. This is life in action. I do enjoy it a lot.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-05-25 19:04]
Gerhard, a dramatic and great shot.
Excellent lighting, pov and sharpness.
A great moment. After all, that's how life goes on.
- deud (2540)
- [2005-06-02 2:54]
excelent "daily life" picture! great details and colours, dof.
- bedford67 (438)
- [2005-07-03 18:02]
This wild dog was photographed of hand of Master! The colors are fantastic as the other points besides! TFS, Cordially.
Ce lycaon a été photographié de main de maître! Les couleurs sont fantastiques comme le reste d'ailleurs! Merci pour le partage, cordialement,
- Dave (2178)
- [2005-11-07 0:43]
Quite a poignant and emotional shot!
Outstanding capture of the moment! As you say, "It's all about the moment..."
Wonderful that you shared this one with all of us.
Many thanks for "The painted wolf" most aptly titled!