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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-03-11 3:40
Viewed: 3094
Points: 32
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A thirsty zebra refreshes itself at the pond in the Etosha National Park and game reserve in north Namibia. It took quite an effort to spot this single zebra, there were hundreds of them at pool in the same time. Anyway it was an awesome view to watch these animals drinking.

Did you know the sound of the zebra is exactly the same as a barking dog and think they are with hundreds barking at the same time, which you could hear from miles away. A spectacular experience.

PP work: shot in Raw, adjusted contrast and brightness, converted to jpeg, adjusted levels and curves, cropped, sharpened and add frame.

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2010-03-11 4:05]
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Hello Hans
100s barking dogs sound at the same time errrr.... hurt my ears =)

Good capture, i like how he has appeared half from above the pool giving a nice wavy reflection.

I'd have cropped it in panoramic view for more punch :)


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-03-11 4:08]

Hi Hans

2 for the price of one, with the reflection! Good graphism with the black & white! Excellent sharpness on the zebra. Tfs!

Hi Hans
great capture a unique scene.
a beautiful zebra, clear features and pattern.
nice mirror image.
splendid natural colors.

Beautiful colors reflection and contrast.
Regards Zoran

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-03-11 7:28]

Hi Hans,
These stripes are high fashion, this Spring! :)
Informative notes about the sound of zebra.
The image is clear and sharp with very nice reflections. Bravo! Annie

wonderful reflections and colors Hans,


dd, ile de la Réunion

Hello Hans
beautiful zebra, super foto with nice reflections and colours, congratulations.
Regards Robert.

Hello Hans, nothing can beat the view of a hundred of these animals stamping around a waterhole. it is a fantastic experience to be there with a zoom lens to capture the herd which can be impressive by the sheer number , on the other hand a single beast as here half-submerged is something to behold , sharp and clear , a wee bit more contrast to bring out some of the black would benifit this shot i think , this would make a great shot in B&W too, good work man,

Bonjour Hans

Magnifique photo avec de superbes reflets!!
Lumière exceptionnelle!!
Bravo et TFS.

Hi Hans,
Another great caught of view in the reserve in North Namibia,
Exellent point of view and lovely reflection on water,
Nice details and well composed picture with great colors and light.
well done.

Simple and nice shot that plays with lines (zebra and water waves).


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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2010-03-12 18:41]

Great capture
nice reflections

Missed this one too! LOVE the color here, The horizontal waves, the vertical stripes! what great contrasts! A rarity, one of a kind photo!

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2010-03-13 18:26]

Oh I love this picture! absolutely beautiful details and the pov very cool. tfs

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-03-18 10:25]

Greetings Hans ;)))
Original and impressive POV...Compliments,
Best reagrds,
J ;)

Hola Hans
Fantastica imagen de esta cebra bañandose en el rio ,buen efecto de las rallas reflejadas en el agua , una agradable y natural composicion , felicidades
Buen trabajo
buen fin de semana

PD - la imagen de Trondheim esta realizada con una camara compacta y no podia hacer muchas variaciones , no es como las reflex que te permiten modificar aperturas etc
gracias por tus consejos

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