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Burchell's zebra

Burchell's zebra
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-09
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Alex99 favorite photos, Vanderschelden's Burchell's zebra [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-19 2:11
Viewed: 5002
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One example: their haircut!
The former must be a 'wow', even for gentlemen such as Johnny Rotten or Vidal Sassoon. And it is a strange idea that this perfect animal might not survive the night through predation;
it is lion's preferred menu.
It was one of my preferred models in Africa.
Thanks for looking...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
9/10/2007 12:13:32
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style


Burchell's Zebra is a large land mammal with an off-white coloring, but never pure white. The shadow stripes are usually well marked, and the leg stripes are absent or poor, and almost never complete to hooves.

For more info concerning Burchell's zebra, itinerary, weather, eco,...I refer to my Kruger National Park travelogue

Nice weekend!

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Greast facial close up up this common african grazer. Although classic for his kin the haircut is cute too

Bonjour voisin !
Une star du rock dans sa région sans aucun doute !
Un très joli profil, et comme toujours vous concernant, une image bourrée de qualités.
Bonne journée.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-19 2:31]

Hi Annick
This is very nice picture, very good color and sharpness
well done

Hi Annick
Another great portrait. Perfect POV, composition and sharpness. Beautiful mosaic background with OOF gray and leaf and branches mosaic
I like it very much

Hi Annick, great portrait of beautiful Burchelli's zebra with splendid sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-01-19 3:28]

Striking shot of this proud-looking Zebra!
The stripes are almost hypnotic!
This is an exceptional image with absolutely nothing wrong with it :)
Very well done Annick,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-01-19 3:28]

Hi Annick

I perfectly understand why this was your preferred model in Africa...no need for make-up or other styling here :)
Indeed their hair is impeccabe - both in length and in color - where the fluind stripes from their body continue superbly.
Needless to say, teh sharpness in your portraits is always majestic, the DOF is spot-on and the composition is lovely.
Wonderful work, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-19 4:09]

Hi Annick,
I recognised it was one of yours at the square format you often use and the quality of the close composition. This kind of zebras probably inspired the romans ;-)
Good colors and light control on the stripes.
Well done and TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-01-19 4:10]

Hallo Annick,
De prachtig gebogen manen zorgen in deze foto voor een schitterende compositie. De scherpte is als altijd weer perfect en de kleuren schitterend.
Inderdaad is de zebra vaak prooi voor een leeuw. Eén keer meegemaakt midden in de nacht niet ver ons tentje, in Tanzania. Ik moet zeggen je slaapt dan niet veel. Redelijk angstaanjagend.

Hi Annick,
Nice seeing this zebra in natural setting. This one must have a rough day with red dust all over. The image is sharp and crystal clear. Very well done.

Hi Annick,
Fine portrait of this Zebra.
Tech details are top notch as usual.
The fellow looks like he rather enjoyed being your model.
Is that a wee bit of a smile I detect? :-)
Well done, TFS

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2008-01-19 5:01]

Hello Annick

Good image, Well composed

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-19 5:26]

Hello Annick,
This is a perfect profile closeup Annick, with your normal superb quality camera work. This brings us a wonderfully detailed and colored image to view this species with, thank you Annick.

Yes the hair...if it were only in a burgandy red that would do it...I think I have seen this fella on the streets of Manhattan somewhere near Soho...or perhaps Greenwich Village...wow..What a wonderful capture Annick...and you do have a lighter side to your notes from time to time as well...

Hi Annick
another great portrait with great bg and sublime sharpness

Hallo Annick,

Mooi scherp portret van de zebra.

groet Gert

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-19 9:29]

Hi Annick.
Once more fantastic picture from you. The image of the zebra is outstanding and it is clear. But BG is wonderful is highest range too. I like a plenty of attractive objects – leaves with different colouration, grass, tree branches, etc. level of blurriness is simply great. Bravo. Next my favorite animal shot.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-01-19 11:05]

Hoi Annick , It's a Great shot again , great sharpnes details colours pose and bg , good job ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

Hi Annick,

Lovely portrait of this Zebra. The level of detail is stunning - I have never seen a Zebra's eye in detail, which looks unsurprisingly exactly like a horse's. Fantastic shot.


Nice Zebra! This a great portrait. Love the composition and the pose.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-20 18:13]

Hello Annick

Another beauty!
The focus is excellent with wonderful sharpness of detail.
You have captured the texture and patterns wonderfully.
Excellent eye detail.The punk rock mane is fantastic!
The POV and DOF are terrific,the OOF BG is lovely.


Glad to look, Annick. Yes, that is some haircut indeed! A beautifully animal, skillfully shown. Great POV here and good control of the depth of the field to keep our attention right on the subject. Your right-on cropping and zooming, of course, accentuate that. Thanks, too, for the informative note.


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