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Running Zebra

Running Zebra
Photo Information
Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 852 W: 654 N: 3352] (14126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 8:12
Viewed: 3955
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zebras are strong, beautiful creatures, and are fast runners. When it comes to hunting or surviving a predator, its running speed can mean the difference between life and death.They can run as fast as 40 mph when measured for maximum speeds over approximate quarter-mile distances.
Zebras must be constantly wary of their predators such as lions and hyenas. Their running speed is an adapted ability in the wild to outrun those who hunt them. The zebra's stripes can confuse its predator by making it appear indistinct and distorted from afar, and also during movement.

Image taken in RAW, ISO100

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2012-02-26 8:19]

Hello George,
Taking such an action shot of a running Zebra using only 1/30 sec speed must mean that your panning technique is superb!
The moving legs are nicely blurred with the action of running to give the sense of speed while the head and body are sharp. The vegetative BG provides good contrast and show that the plants in SA have a bluish tinge! :))
Good work George!
Have a good evening,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-26 10:17]

Hi George!
What a wonderful image of Zebra which is running! Your capture with the panning effect is great. One can admire the movement very well by the mane, the tail and legs, which are blurred, while the body and the head are perfectly sharp.
Ciao! Vanda

Ciao George, great capture of running zebra, fantastic movie effect, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi George,
Beautifully composed photo of this zebra. The clarity and colours are excellent. Beautiful result,

Hello George,
And as you do this with 1/30? .... Wow! ... Really commendable! ... When Asbed freind see this picture, sure he want go to South Africa to photograph your "Running Zebras" Very good work George! ...

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 798 W: 151 N: 1186] (7452)
  • [2012-02-26 13:20]

Running it is, George, almost flying
Very nice panning here, I guess out of ten there was only one great shot like this one really is, many thanks to digital photography

Hello George,
Great action here.Perfect composition,wonderful natural colors,great sharpness and lighting.Well done!
Thank You,
Best regards

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-27 3:48]

Hi George

Nice action in this photo. Well done on the panning. I like the movement in the manes, legs and tail. Thanks!


  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-02-27 5:21]

Good panning image of this Zebra, fine technique. tfs.

George, this is a superb panning... a technique am poor in (not tried much though). so hats off. good shot. and thanks for sharing.

Hi George,
A Perfect action shot with the moving parts (legs) blurred and your focus still on the right spot. Were you panning? The shutter speed suggests a tripod compared to the Zebra. Nevertheless, a perfect action shot as would be expected of you!!!
Best regards,

Hi George,
hear I can even see this motion. Perfect timing. Artistic shot.
Have a nice week,

Hello Mr.George,
Wow!Excellent Panning....Like it.
Thanks for sharing,

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