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In search of the rain

In search of the rain
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-14 10:25
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The whole valley is filled with the wilder beasts and zebras during the migration in the Serengeti. Itís hard to even know where to start or focus when photographing. Here is a group of zebras huddled together in the rain that caught my attention. I like how rich the colors become when it rain slightly, as long as itís not too heavy that you couldnít take photos. If you ever have an opportunity, go. Itís a once in life time experience. No picture will do it justice. No word can describe it.

Sorry, no camera setting info
I have all my raw files archived elsewhere

Crop to focus in the zebras,
Slight contrast and sharpen
No sepia tone applied, just the way it was, everything is yellowish brown and black and white

earthtraveler, dantor, JPlumb, Luis52, angela926, Necipp, CeltickRanger, soccer, Miss_Piggy, Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
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Lovely image of these zebra and wilder beast Way.
The composition and sense of depth is wonderful. So sharp and great DOF. They are stunning in the dry grasses. Well done! Tfs and hope you have a great weekend. Richard

Hi Way,
I do like the layered image. 1 layer zebra and 2 gnu layers:-);
it is fun and well composed. Besides the depth of field works..
Well done

Hi Way,
nice shot, well done.
tfs. steve

Hi Way,
Well impacted image with good depth of field, definition and good contrast.

Impressive shot with a 3D feel. Nice composition where the wilder beasts provide an interesting backdrop. Strong impact given by the rich colors. TFS.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-14 14:52]

Hello Way,

Very nice combination and mixture of species, you managed to
capture them very well


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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-14 17:31]

Hi Way, this is an excellent composition with all of these animals together. I haven't been to Africa, and haven't seen a shot with a concentration like this of the Wilder Beasts and Zebras. I like how the zebra's are keeping together in their tight group. Depth of field is great with great sharp detail throughout and very natural looking colour.

Thanks, John

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-14 18:34]

Hi Way,
Outstanding shot of this congregation of Zebras and Gnus. The wild African landscape and the natural surrounding makes this image stand out. Very impressive sharpness and colours with perfect lighting and exposure. I like the way the Zebras are huddled together. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-03-14 18:37]

Hi Way.
Great image You have here Way. Rich colors and very well focus o the Zebras, but all the photo is very nice.
Your friend

Hello Way,
This is a real fine image of animals well captured and composed!
good pov with total sharpness, warm colour and so much details in the shot
well done always
best regards

Hello Way,
Great capture, fantastic colors and contrast, excellent sharpness and depth of field, good composition and nice presentation.

What a super image. The depth of focus is wonderful. One gets a good feeling of depth with the complex zebra patterns in front and the wildebeests (gnus) filling the mid and background. I like the golden grass unifying the scene. It's wonderful.

Evelynn : )

Excellent composition Way. This is a great photograph. Very nice DOF and very sharp and clear details.



good POV timing & framing, well done
i like the contrast & colours

Hello Waylim, Excellent capture the details are sharp and the colours natural, the light is perfect. DOF is great. Nice composition also tfs rgds Necip.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-03-16 20:33]

A fantastic tableau, Way.
I usually find it hard to compose a shot with lots of individuals in it. You have managed beautifully, with the two distinct horizontal bands of zebras and wildebeests. One gets the feel of the herds, without feeling overwhelmed with the chaotic jumble of individuals. Great sharpness and gorgeous, gorgeous colors.
Great job and TFS. : )

Hi Way
I love the composition with 3 "layers" of animals giving the picture a 3-D effect. I agree that this is an experience to see once in one's life. Even without the migration the animals are staggering in their numbers. TFS.


Very well composed pic, showing detail of the subjects and their environment. The POV, DOF, clarity and detail of the subjects are all great.

hello Way


what a great and lovely shot of these African animals,
excellent POV, specially GREAT DOF, lovely density of the colours,
excellent sharpness and details, and i love that eye-contact
with you of one of the zebras, TFS alot


Hallo Way
I enjoyed reading your story and know the feeling as per your description. I have not been to the Serengeti but we have encountered herds of buffalos on our visits to the Kruger and Ithala game reserves. You must experience it to know what you are talking about. It is an awesome feeling. You are welcome to go and read my husband's notes on our encounter with the buffalos. Don't You Dare Come Any Closer! I don't think I can add anything that has not yet been said. This is a wonderful scene of wildlife in all its glory. Sharpness, focus and composition are just great. I really enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day.

Well impacted image with good depth of field, definition and good contrast.

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-09-09 8:47]

One heck of a balance shot , this !!! The way the wilderbeest and zebras compliment each other here is just too cool !! TFS !!

Hello Mr.Way,
Wow!You were in the great place-Tanzania!Great moment with Zebras and Wild Beasts.Beautiful capture with excellent clarity.Like its POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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