- roges (6264)
- [2009-12-16 14:01]
Again a very interesting picture. Details and good colors!
Excellent description provided, congratulations.
Have a pleasant evening,
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-12-16 14:30]
I'm so glad to see you back and hope that you are doing well! You present us a superb wildlife picture taken in a wonderful nature. The environment is as beautiful as the animals and I appreciate your notes very much.
- rousettus (19818)
- [2009-12-16 15:16]
nice to see you again. welcome back my friend. you returned with a great shot of lovely Vicunas from altitude of 4,200m of Atacama. Great composition and colors. thanks for sharing.
I will wait your new shots.
- rcrick (68)
- [2009-12-16 17:32]
Great to see you back posting mate, superb shot of these vicuņa in their natural environment, stunning vista, beautiful colours excellent d.o.f, does look a little chilly, all the best,
Cheers Rick :)
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-12-16 18:17]
It is good to see you once in a while on TN, James.
I too am rather irregular here for the past six months due to work.
Vicunas of South America look like Llamas from this distance in your picture. Your note, however, throws ample light on this species on animals.
I like the contrasts in the image.
- loot (11276)
- [2009-12-16 19:53]
I too have not been much on the site for this past year, but fortunately my project at
work is nearing its end so I could afford to do a couple of postings this last few weeks.
It's good to see a posting from you again MF. A wonderful natural scenario of these
Vicuņas. I also run away from noisy kids so I can understand why these animals
showed you their backsides only (chuckle). The 3 layers adds to a lovely composition.
Well done and TFS.
- zulfu (43)
- [2009-12-16 22:51]
Hello James, welcome back with this superb shot of these wild South American camelids with excellent composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-12-17 0:23]
hello James, nice to see you again!
comes with a atmospheric photo, a scene in a hard landscape, beautiful output, very good presentation!
keep photographing! TFS
- MMM (11425)
- [2009-12-17 6:54]
Welcome back.Beautiful image of those vicunas (never seen them before)in there natural habitat.Great POV and sharp image.Colors are outstanding
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-12-17 9:06]
i am happy to see again nature photos from you,
excellent photo of these South American wild animals,
with fine POV, DOF and framing, i love that we also
see on the photo their habitat, excellent sharpness & details,
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2009-12-17 17:32]
Muy hermosa foto. Debe ser diicil conseguir una imagen como esta, y por tal motivo merece gran admiracion a quien la logro.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-12-17 22:37]
I'm glad you're still with us and hope you'll soon get more time for TN! A very beautiful but bleak landscape in fantastic colours showing the little crowd of elegant Vicunas. Very interesting note too!
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-12-17 22:43]
Yes, we surely miss your presence and educational postings on the site. You are our Geography educator by ways of your postings. I for one, miss your valuable contributions.
When I saw this image only as a thumbnail, the first thought that came to mind, is that the scene reminds me of a Christmas card with the 3 wise men and their camels on the cover, don't ask me why, it just did. Upon opening the image, I was surprised to see these animals called Vicunas, as I cannot recall that I have seen this type before, and if I did, I forgot all about it. They are fascinating and somewhat reminds me of Lamas. I then read in your note that they are related. It is a beautiful scene, as I very much like the size of the 4 animals in comparison with the huge mountains in the background; as it seems if they are overpowered by the size of the mountains. A great image, with I enjoyed looking at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-12-18 1:01]
Hi Bro James! welcome back! Nice to see you here again.
Hope all everything is going on well for you and family!
This one is utterly amazingly beautiful capture of these cute fella while they are walking! This is also an impressive scen shot too.
TFS and have a nice WE!
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2009-12-21 8:32]
The desolate feel to this photo is most wonderful. The colors are of the wite salt flat and the blue mountain hue are magnificent. I like the frozen action of the vicunas and the effect caused by the tele lens.
- horia (16656)
- [2009-12-26 8:15]
Sorry for being a little late fir this, but i want to take this opportunity and wish a Happy Christmas and only the best and good health for the Next Year!
As for this shot, what can i say more? :) I'm amazed to see and read such things at such a high altitude. Having walked on some mountains that we Romanians consider high here, i'm dazzled to visit some of the places you mention about and explore such sights myself someday. Thanks for opening my eyes once more :)