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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, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-03-28 3:01
Viewed: 2977
Points: 18
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Two Oryx-es looking for shade under a Camelthorn tree at the Etosha salt pan. It was a blazing hot morning, but fortunately the heat didn't disrupted the air, so I got a clear view on this scene.

Picture taken with the 70-300 Sigma zoom, using high shutter speed to prevent motion blur.

PP work: not much, shot in jpeg , adjusted levels and curves, cropped, resized sharpened and add frame.

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Hi Hans
striking shot with only one tree around ,great details With super fine
leaves well done Hans.


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-03-28 3:21]

HI Hans, a very good and characteristic image from Namibia, very well composed.
Have a great Sunday
Regards Rose

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-03-28 3:43]

Hi Hans

Nice catck of the horned oryxes under the shady tree. I like the horizontal layering in colours & tones. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

Beautiful shot nice colors and details.Very good composed.

Very nice composition with this lonely tree in middle of an infinite field.
Good picture.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Hans

A good moment well seen, this shadow is so important for these animals.
Excellent composition with perfect 1/3.
Nice to see photo from Namibia, a magic country.
We feel the wait under this tree.
Nice light management.
My best regards

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-28 9:18]

Hi Hans,
A wonderful tree serving as a shelter to the two animals underneath!
A very sharp capture of this splendid landscape!
Very natural colors and a considerable DOF!
Great management in lighting.
A very neat presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Bonjour Hans
Belle photo de cette endroit desertic ou l'ombre est rare pour ces animaux.
Félicitation et bravo!!

Nice simple capture of a view that most of us will never see for real! Composition is strong - there's a real sense of that heat in this shot!

Did you use the dodge tool to lighten the Oryx? It seems they should be more in shadow but maybe it's reflected light from around them....

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-03-30 3:06]

I love the look of these trees - they always stand out in the African land. And good to see the beasts sheltering from the sun in teh shade too. A very "African" scene

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