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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, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-03-30 9:32
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These two black faced impalas line up almost symmetrical with each other. Took this picture in the early morning near the drinking pond at the Etosha National Park. The warm morning light illuminated these beautiful animals.

Took this shot with the 70-300 mm zoom lens (focal length 270mm) and a fast shutter speed to prevent motion blur (camera shake). The Nikon D300 works fine with higher ISO speeds, in this case I set the ISO on 400 ASA using f/8.0 and 1/1600 sec.

PP work: not much, shot in Raw, converted to jpeg, adjusted slightly the levels and curves, small crop, resized and used USM for sharpening.

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haha, symmetrical indeed. On first viewing, it looks like a two headed impala!
Morning light is just the best ... love the warmth here, and the great colors. Great capture Hans.

Siamese Impalas! How nice Hansie! Excellent timing on this! Superb sharpness, I love that evening light. Beautiful!

Great colors and light.
Wonderful photos.
Regards Zoran

Bonjour Hans
Ces deux impalas sont superbes,belle capture.
Les couleurs et details sont magnifiques,avec une belle lumiere.
Félicitation et bravo!!

Olá Hans,
A simple way to done a mirror inverted...:o)
Awesome shot!

Beautiful shot that is well thought out and cleverly taken. The light and exposure is perfect and I like your composition is A-class- Well done and TFS!


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-30 23:08]

wow, excellent capture !
superb light !

Hello Hans,
A lovely wild life shot with amazing lighting condition and wonderful composition,the warm sun rise tones makes it a lovely shot,well balanced in framing and with your subject,beautiful capture and a nice and clean presentation,well done my friend.
Best Wishes

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-03-31 14:06]

merhaba dear Hans..
ikizler burcu gibi olmuş,
ne güzel bir kare böyle
harika bir paylaşım

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-03-31 17:34]

That light, looks like a photographers prayer Hans.
You weren't that far away when capturing these two beauties,I like their hide colours, are they not as jumpy & nervous when a photographer is in their senses as the ones in North America:)
TFS,appears as though your having a fantastic vacation.

Hi Hans !

one question...Why you have been everywhere in exception of Poland ? Are You offended on POland??
Our country is really interesting and beautiful place and i hope to see one picture from it in Your gallery one day;)
Great View here, nice animals..good POV and superb quality!
Well done..
Kisses from Toruń!!


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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-04-01 20:54]

Amazing photo! Hans.
Beautiful lighting, colors and sharp detail.
I looked at them carfully trying to see how the behind of the front deer matched perfectly with the neck of the back deer. It's perfect.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-04-02 3:16]

WOW, a two-headed / 8-legged impala. Good find my friend...
Nice and sharply captured Hans with the warm early light brightening them up - good to see

What a simple, elegant, lovely, and perfectly timed shot, Hans! You've got excellent crispness and color; the image is well seen; and you got the results from your camera settings that you strove for. I like how you've kept the image free of distracting detail, and it looks as though you found a good position, with the sun behind you.

Really nice!

Hello Hans - I like this shot of the -mythical 'pushmepullyou'! Good telephoto perspective, colors, and sharpness.

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