- strahos (807)
- [2008-06-06 8:31]
great shot! beautiful colours, nice detail and composition
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-06 8:38]
I love this shot of the little bird whispering into the Impala's ear. The Impala seems to like what he is hearing. Great timing to capture this moment. Beautiful colors, wonderful colors and a fantastic photo.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-06-06 8:43]
Really like the expression on the Impala's face here, it's a great shot all round, well done and have a good weekend.
- mala-zaba (1165)
- [2008-06-06 9:02]
What? I did not understand. Ha OK is a secret.
I like the expression that emerges from the impala. Well done!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-06-06 9:05]
In één woord: geweldig! Actie, uitdrukking, timing en compositie zijn echt perfect.
Ook technisch fantastisch.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-06-06 9:40]
Hi Annick, perfect capture of this beautiful impala and red-billed oxpecker my friend! Great shot! Today I have many educational obligations (exams.. both diurnal and nocturnal) Soryy for not additional comment. But perfect shot in all aspects. TFS. Cheers,
- demeve (6165)
- [2008-06-06 9:45]
Very nice presentation of two different species interacting
with each other, great colors and sharpness.. Well done
- cako (3395)
- [2008-06-06 9:57]
very very nice composition
great sharp and detail
very well done.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-06-06 10:15]
Brilliant capture of the Impala having its ear cleaned by the Oxpecker. What a great bird this is! The Impala certainly seems to be enjoying it! Excellent composition with very sharp details and lovely colours. Well done!
TFS and enjoy your weekend, Ulla
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-06-06 11:14]
Spettacolare momento di cattura di questa "dolce" collaborazione fra specie diverse, eccellenti POV e copmposizione, straordinarie nitidezza e definizione dei dettagli, fantastici i colori e BG. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-06-06 12:04]
Yes! The unmistakeable work of a perfectionist Annick, the contended look on the impala's face as the glad recipient of the oxpecker's services is quite obvious, otherwise the technical aspect of your present post is faultless. Thank you indeed my friend for providing us with this fine facet of nature.
- hester (11638)
- [2008-06-06 12:14]
I love this. It is great to see the symbiotic relationship between species caught on camera. It is a beautiful image as well, perfectly composed, well framed and pin sharp. Beautiful natural colours. The impala looks quite relaxed during the clean up.
- horia (16656)
- [2008-06-06 12:30]
What is the little bird whispering to the impala? :))
This is really a fantastic shot, my friend, one in which the timing is absolutely perfect!!!
I also love the spot-on DOF that you used here - one that would keep both of them in such good focus (even the tips of the anthers) and still give you such a beautiful bokeh in the BG.
The light and its angle are also terrific and add to the tranquil mood of the scene, while the colors are simply lovely.
Very well composed, very sharp (as usual) and very funny :)
BRAVO and TFS
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-06 12:36]
Hi Annick. This would be a prize winner . I just love the pose. I wonder what the Oxpecker is telling the Impala. What a fantastic set of horns. great detail and colours. well done TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-06-06 13:16]
Great capture of these both with excellent composition, sharpness of details and natural colours.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-06-06 13:18]
A very fine double portrait, both of the Impala and its cleaner, the Red-billed Oxpecker.
Technically this is faultless and artistically superb. I am taking it as a favourite and thanks for that!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-06 13:59]
Hahaha! Great shot, Annick!
I love the poses here :-)
Wonderful light and great colours.
Exceptional DOF and BG.
Very, very sharp.
- azleader (931)
- [2008-06-06 14:57]
Great capture, great pose. Framing, color and lighting are all excellent.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2008-06-06 15:23]
oh this is a nice document of an Oxpecker caressing an Impala! Very clear and precise, beautifully well lighted, perfectly set off. Thank you!
With best regards,
- rcrick (68)
- [2008-06-06 18:12]
Superb timing to capture this shot, and detail is just stunning, wonderful colours, beautiful lighting, well framed and composed,
Cheers Rick :)
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2008-06-06 20:12]
Fantastisch dubbel portret
facinerend om te zien hoe de natuur elkaar helpt
uitstekende kwaliteit zoals gewoonlijk
... Et double réussite ! Quelle belle prise !
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-06-07 1:38]
"I've got a secret - don't tell anyone, but . . ."
The impala locks like he is listening so intently as the Red-billed Oxpecker whispers sweet nothings in his ear.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-06-07 3:59]
HI Annick,you have a great class to choose the perfects moments to take the pics,this is another pearl in your fantastic south african collection,excellent under all therms of valutation,my best best compliments for your work,have a nice week end,Luciano
- eng55 (5892)
- [2008-06-07 7:11]
Magnificent capture.POV,sharpness,colors,simple BG and composition are perfect.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-06-08 6:03]
Double the fun, and the oxpecker has a secret to tell your impala..He seems to be a good listener too :)
Excellent work, love the comp.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-06-09 7:48]
This is a special capture.
The composition is wonderful.
Exellent timing to get the moment.
Well focused with sharp detail.
The colours are vibrant and well saturated.
Terrific camera work.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2008-06-13 6:48]
This is a perfect shot. it is going to My favorites and I will call it "Tell You a little secret"
Great moment in this fine image.
- VanessaRB (106)
- [2008-06-13 13:36]
een hele mooie deze, kleurrijk en scherp!
een mooi zicht die 2 en perfecte timing!
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-06-15 11:35]
Très belle capture de cet instant, excellentes couleurs et détails, très beau sujet.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-06-28 1:38]
Hehehe! Funny and true title to this picture! I like it a lot :)
And the picture is very good - as always :) Nothing to add dear Annick :)
- yquem46 (790)
- [2009-01-01 11:58]
I've seen oxpeckers on buffalos only so far