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Black and white

Black and white
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Zoo animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-09 9:44
Viewed: 4015
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although I think zebras can make good subjects, this is the first photo I have taken of one that I like. At Whipsnade where I frequently visit, they are in a huge paddock and are normally too far away to get a decent shot with my 200mm lens. This one was right near the fence so I was able to get my lens right up to the wire, hence no wire lines, and get this shot.


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  • Great 
  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-08-09 11:33]

just a slight fuzzy item interfering in the background..could be cloned out

i like the overall pose as it is relaxed and contented..some sprinkling of fill could have made the eyes come alive...but with animals it can be seen and threatening and not advisable..i use it however as it is electronic and duration is only 1/10,000 sec..or thereabouts

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-08-09 11:45]

Hello Andy,
Great portrait, I like them a lot the zebra´s they have something special but I cannot say what exactly. And I know that for a special shot of zebra´s you have to take your time.
Thanks and greeting.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-08-09 11:59]

Bonjour Andy,
Je conteste la robe de cet animal : c'est plutôt B&N -) Superbe netteté pour ce portrait très bien fait; Félicitations.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-08-09 12:24]

Hi Andy, nice shot. Good details, exposure and lighting. I probably would have changed my POV more over to the left if possible as the branch in the background is a little close to the zebras ear. Apart from that great work. TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-08-09 15:41]

Hi Andy

I agree that Zebra's make good subjects and you have captured this one really nicely, the details are really superb and its a fine pose, the colours are lovely and the BG and franing is great too.

Regards Hilary :)

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-09 15:44]

Bella foto di zebra, Andy!
Bellissimi i particolari e stupendi colori, bravo!

This is a nice shot Andy,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Hi Andy

Great work you have done here. Really good composition, good depth of colour and nice to view. :-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-11 13:11]

Hi again Andy,

I think this is absolutely fantastic. The pose of the zebra couldn't be better and the exposure is spot on. Very sharp details and great oof bg. The bg makes the zebra stand out really well. TFS!


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