Ain't She Sweet?
- saguzar (7202)
- [2006-11-30 18:56]
Surely she´s sweet and lovely, I like all these gracile antelopes species, that you have in a great nuber species in Africa. A good close-up of a timid animal; details, colours and composition are maneged in very well form.
Take care, friend.
- blakitan (5517)
- [2006-11-30 21:47]
Great sharpness and very nice DoF. Nice colors. Nicely capturing this young antelope.
- SkyF (8073)
- [2006-11-30 21:49]
what a georgeous capture. The light and the colors are fabulous. Very nice sharpness and details are wonderful, those eyes are huge!
Very well composed, excellent plament of your subject and wonderful OOF BG.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-11-30 22:47]
Oh my, she is a delicate little beauty. I am afraid that the cuteness factor is so high it may be off the chart. Beautiful soft quality light and a spot on exposure. This has rendered some beautiful color saturation. Fine detail shown in the Steenbok. I am sure it is so amazing to observe such diverse wildlife at Kruger.
- arfer (0)
- [2006-11-30 23:12]
A very nice photo of this Steenbok.I was unfamiliar with this deer.The POV and DOF are very good.Excellent detail and colour.Nicely composed.The notes are excellent.TFS
- jcoowanitwong (13754)
- [2006-11-30 23:48]
Lovely Steenbok. Very nice composition with perfect sharpness, exposure. Well done and well seen. I also love those large black eyes. TFS.
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-12-01 0:23]
Oh yes Loot, she's a darlin'. So sweet at and dainty. I love her colours...
How long would they manage to stay alive like this in Africa with all those big cats, hyaenas, and pythons, jackals, smaller cats, and even eagles? Are they there just for food for these predators?
I don't think I have seen or heard of any before. Thanks friend,
- manyee (23770)
- [2006-12-01 1:13]
Such a long graceful neck, and such huge round eyes.
Your steenbok is a little beauty, Loot.
I love that rich rust color on her.
Her laid-back ears and dainty legs add to her charm.
Excellent focus and perfect DOF.
TFS. : )
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-12-01 1:16]
Yes, she is lovely and you caught her very well. Good close-up. The colors and and sharpness are very good. The pose is nice too.
Congratualtions my friend and TFS.
- takos1 (2607)
- [2006-12-01 4:01]
Bellissima foto, Loot!
Bei dettagli e colori, bravo!
Ciao e grazie.
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-12-01 6:14]
Sure, you're right! Very cute animal and very shy I bet. You captured it very well, with visible details and in nice pose. I like camouflaging colours, especially darker strip on animal's back. Interesting note and rare on TN subject.
- wallhalla15 (13829)
- [2006-12-01 6:14]
Hi Loot, this is a picture with cute factor!
I like it very much. Great sharpness, details, natural colours and great POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2006-12-01 6:20]
What a beautiful capture. I really understand you and your wife; that your heart will melt seeing one of these beauties. You captured a beautiful moment which shows that she's trusting your presence.....hey, who would trust your presence? I am sure that you radiate some kind of restfull vibe that make people and animals feel pleasant around you. Your vibe is even reaching around the world through your photos notes and critique.
Well, what can I say about the photo...its just perfect. Perfect exposure, perfect DOF, perfect sharpness and colors and a perfect composition.
Please let there be more, since I am curious to all your great photos and notes from your trip to Kruger.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-12-01 6:39]
I like the image; animal unknown to me.
Good content. Excellent sharpness...especially the head and the eye are displayed in an excellent way.
- fototab (2177)
- [2006-12-01 8:44]
I have never seen one of these, so thanks for that,
she is adorable, she seems so elegant,
beautiful colors and great detail,
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-12-01 13:10]
Fantastic shot Loot , realy great capture from this bokje the details and the colors are very good ,very good weekend teunie .
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-12-01 19:12]
Well done Loot.
Just the right DOF isolating the subject very well. Very sharp and detailed with that reddish brown nape an attractive color variation..I like the comp, POV, and natural setting as well :)
Have a nice weekend mf.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2006-12-02 16:28]
Very nice shot and not. I like, first of all, lovely and perfect saturated colours of the animal, precisely selected DOF, very impressive captured scene and perfect composition. Shadowed BG and lighten main object look very well. I also like perfect sharpness and details of the animal image. Superb done and my bets wishes.
well composed shot,
nice pov, good dof,
well satruated colours,
tfs & regards
your comments about my post of insects is very nice. Your knowledge regarding the insects has surprised me.
- Isu (1663)
- [2006-12-03 19:29]
Saludos loot, preciosa estampa de colorido prefecto,y natural. Sira
- pilonm (3321)
- [2006-12-04 10:20]
What a remarkable picture of this sweet steenbok! You did a great composition by having a so nice point of view! Colors looks so natural too!!! This animal looks so fragile but we know how adaptable it was in order to leave in a so hostile environment (hostile in reference to the predator)... Thank you so much, Loot, because we don't see often that animal on TN...
Have a nice day,
- metcher (4284)
- [2006-12-04 13:55]
I thought for a moment that it's dik-dik. But dik-dik is more yellow than red. Nice natural pose. Good exposure and sharp colorful details.
- fransie (0)
- [2006-12-06 15:54]
Lovely capture of this little steenbok. One can see exactly how timid they are.
Well composed with exelent colours and detail. The little buck is beautifully clear against the out of focus background.
TFS and regards
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2006-12-09 4:23]
being "hooked for life" after seeing the large black eyes of these most elegant creatures - you have expressed in perfectly fitting short words what does happen with us.
In fact, the Steenbok`s appearance even surpasses the triggering "Bambi" baby deer appearance well known I guess to all of us from classical Walt Disney productions. Suppose these very cute animals need a lot of open space to run free, otherwise they would long have become one the world's favorite zoo animals.
You have captured a charmingly elegant pose perfectly well within a skillfully composed classical setting, with very pleasant, well controlled natural colours, and well on focus against a dark, soft and distant background.
Your notes are just perfect. Very instructive, and always amusing to read. You are a very good writer as well. Your portfolio is a perfectly pictured storybook with essays of top quality. Thank you my friend!
My best regards,
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-12-09 7:14]
What a lovely animal is this Steenbok. Perfect details, pov and colors.
TFS; José M.
- hester (11638)
- [2006-12-10 11:55]
She is very sweet - what a beauty. Lovely pose. Excellent colours. nice details and a great POV. Lovely indeed
- fragman (43778)
- [2006-12-11 15:05]
great capture ! TFS Ori
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2006-12-11 19:49]
C'est un magnifique portrait que tu nous présente avec cette magnifique biche ,la composition est parfaite et tu as profité du bon moment avec ce bel éclairage.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Hello mijn vriend
Niet uw foto's hebben kunnen onlangs bekijken. De tijd is op het ogenblik een weinig een probleem. Ik dacht enkel ik voorbij zou komen en u zeer Vreedzame en Vrolijke Kerstmis zou wensen, aangezien ik slechts terug in Zuid-Afrika end Januari zal zijn. Ik zal nochtans mijn beste proberen binnen knallen eens of tweemaal om bij de nieuwe foto's te gluren u aan uw portefeuille zult toevoegen. Magd 2007 wordt gevuld met liefde, vreugde, allen u voor en vooral goede gezondheid, zonder meer pijn en pijn hoopt.
Toen ik de titel van deze foto zag, kon ik niet helpen maar denk onmiddellijk aan het lied met de zelfde titel. Ik omvat een deel van het lied.
AIN'T SHE SWEET?, SEE HER COMING DOWN THE STREET!
NOW I ASK YOU VERY CONFIDENTIALLY, AIN'T SHE SWEET?
AIN'T SHE NICE?, LOOK HER OVER ONCE OR TWICE
NOW I ASK YOU VERY CONFIDENTIALLY AIN'T SHE NICE?
JUST CAST AN EYE IN HER DIRECTION
OH, ME! OH, MY! AIN'T THAT PERFECTION?
I RE PEAT, DON'T YOU THINK THAT'S KIND OF NEAT?
AND I ASK YOU VERY CONFIDENTIALLY AIN'T SHE SWEET?
Al mijn zeer best voor u en aan alle andere begaafde fotografen op Trek Nature.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2006-12-14 15:42]
Loved your notes; done with meticulas care.
Saw a lot of them in Mozambique. Cute indeed; they do steal your heart.
Great sharpness; great detail.
Well composed & very well presented.
Mario. ( Shall be indebted to you ....... )
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-12-21 12:22]
ce n'est pas tout a fait le même sujet que j'ai tenté d'approcher aujourd'hui,mais comparé aux cliché que j'ai realisé des chevreuils que j'ai vu,cet animal est tres detaillé dans son pelage.joli coup de filet!!
- CTP (2726)
- [2006-12-21 16:39]
Excellent Steenbok capture my friend and Yes,She is very cute :)
I like your pov,dof,sharpness,focus,colors,note,frame,lighting and composition.TFS
- PDP (11769)
- [2006-12-23 4:35]
Hi Loot, they are sweet, without a doubt. I really like their huge eyes. Nice pose and good capture of this creature in it's environment. Well done.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-06-17 21:46]
A well presented, well focused and very sharp image of this steenbok. This animal looks so relaxed and does not seem to be bothered by anything at all. I just love the big ears, the big eyes with the black stripe over its nose which is so clearly visible in this image. Details are sharp with nothing out of place. An excellent portrait of this small antelope, with fine details and sweet pose. Thanks for sharing. It was lovely to look at.