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Burchell's Zebra

Burchell's Zebra
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Copyright: Carl Landsberg (Jakkals) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 3 N: 587] (2813)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 12:48
Viewed: 4091
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photograph was taken in the Etosha National Park at the Ozonjuitji m'Bari water hole near the Charl Marais dam. I realise that I had a "focus" problem, but just had to share these two different colour Zebras with you as it is the best exposure I have of these two.
Burchell's Zebra, Etosha National Park, Namibia
Also known as a "Plains Zebra", the Burchell's Zebra is anything but "plain"! No two zebras are ever exactly alike.
Quick facts:
(Did you know that zebras are never exactly black and white - notice that this species has light brown stripes in between their black stripes on their back and sides.)

Burchell's Zebra - Back from the Brink of Extinction, But for How Long?

Burchell's zebra (Equus burchellii) (and now Equus quagga burchelli) was thought to become extinct in 1918, when the last Burchell's zebra died at the Berlin Zoo. But after many reports came from Africa about sightings of Burchell's, a major expedition in 2004 showed that Burchell's were not only still alive in the wild, but thriving in the areas of Etosha and Kwazulu-Natal.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-08 15:27]

Hello Carl!
This is a very typical African scene! Lovely !!! Great lightness!Pleasant composition and POV.Congratulations, Carl! Thanks for sharing!
Have a nive week!

Hello Carl

Excellent close-up shot of these Zebras having
an identical pose, fine POV, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Beautiful scene Carl! Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-09 6:30]

Hi Carl!
Sorry, I was in the mountain and I ha problems with Internet.
A lovely scene, well composed. Good sharpness and beautiful natural colours.
Very interesting the different colour of Zebra.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Carl,
Beautiful image of these zebras caught in the same pose. What I like especially at this capture are the colours and details. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-09 11:34]

Hello Carl,
Very good photo. Light, color tones, pose you captured and clarity look so nice. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-09 14:53]

Hi Carl,an excellent capture in a difficult distance and situation,i like the white background,perfect to create this nice effect.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-10 0:25]

Hallo Carl,
Uitstekende foto van deze zebra's in mooi licht en heldere kleuren. Genomen vanuit een erg goed laag standpunt.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-10 2:42]

Hello Carl,
A fine Zebra duo taken from a great POV with excellent sharpness, light management and natural colours in a pleasing composition. They show well against the sandy BG.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-10 8:14]

Hi Carl,
Lovely shot with a very good moment captured. Good natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Carl,
Another interesting image.....with zebras.....
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.
I love the excellent clarity and the perfect focus.
Wonderful composition and perfect exposure as usual.

Hello Carl,
A lovely pair in natural setting. POV and composition are great. As you said the focus is a bit off. TFS,

Hello Carl
Excellent capture of zebra. Sharp detail, and lighting very beautiful. A perfect image. Regards, Paolo

Ciao Carl. Another wild taken from you! Good management of light and colours.


lovely scene, with the stunning lines, very good colors and nice quality!
regards Carl

Hello Carl,
Beautiful double take of these zebras. Love the light and both have the same pose making it pleasing in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards,

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