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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-15
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 2:54
Viewed: 1388
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All,

This is another capture from my recent visit to the local zoo.

Here, I tried to capture the details of a goat's face. The goat was standing on a high rocky cliff without having any fear. The place on which it was standing and well balancing itself was at least 6-7 meters high. In WS you can see the situation how it looked like.

The weather was cloudy but Sun didn't give up playing hide-and-seek on that day. Light was good enough to get nice details of the fur of this goat without getting any OE.

Hope you like the shot!

Kind regards,



ISO=200, Focal length=80 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

CallMeMaria, daisydaisy, Teresat, Fortuna, brech, mvdisco, jan515, chrisJ, sela, shaukatmi, VicZik has marked this note useful
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To Fortuna: thank you very muchparasbhalla 1 04-26 06:29
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Hi Paras,
I love this! I keep taking similar photos of my sheep. They're such funny animals.
Excellent capture with fine details and very natural colors.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-26 3:53]

Hi Paras.

I like your idea here, the eye being such a magical thing to focus on. Its also good that all around is of a pale colour adding to the clarity and appeal.

I may have cropped more away here but its a personal point, very well seen and taken Paras.

Stv :0))

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-26 4:05]

Hi Paras,
A razor sharp capture of this goat's eye! Perfect details with suitable light!
I like the crop you produced to create this stunning composition.
Another winner!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier


WoW absolutly amazing !
There is no place OE, it's very well done.
Excellent focus and sharpness on the fg, perfect details and light management.
My compliments. Effective impact.
Best regards.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-04-26 5:05]

Interesting and nice play with compo and dof secletion

Olá Paras
I like the close-up...animals are not easy to focus because they have so diferent anatomy...specialy in the face. Good textures and a very singular goat close-up. I aproved that search of yours of different perspective to see nature.
I like it
um abraço

Bom dia dear Paras,

Um outro olhar, uma outra obra-prima, tanto no que diz respeito à sua técnica em captar imagens, quanto no significado e na poesia que podemos encontrar nela. Tecnicamente, tudo de acordo e em harmonia: foco, contraste, cor, brilho, corte.

Quanto ao olhar, parece dizer: e vocês, humanos, por que guerreiam tanto entre si? Aprendam a saborear melhor a vida, ela é finita. E também deixem-nos viver em paz, nós os outros animais.

Parabéns, mais uma que vai para as minhas favoritas.

Grande abraço,

Hi Paras,
Very nice caught of view with sharp details,
excellent close-up and pose.
very well done Paras.. and colors too,
Michel have a good day

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-26 6:43]

I like the magical fokus Paras.
But this is super image with these details. The colors are great.
The composition is super.
My best regards.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-26 7:09]

Hi Paras

A good close up on the goat highlighting the textures. Excellent sharpness & exposure, with a good reflection in the animals eye. Very effective tight framing. Tfs!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-26 8:21]


quel captage sur ce cheval, quelle vue son son bel oeil sueprbe compo et iamge fantastique vue avec le rendu sur le pelage une merveille la calsse.

bravo et amitié


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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-04-26 8:28]

Hallo Paras, ich staune immer mehr über Deine Vielseitigkeit. Hier zeigst Du uns ein hervorragendes Makro von einem Ziegenauge. Einfach großartig:-)) Den richtigen Blickwinkel gewählt, sehr scharfe Details. Super!
Liebe Grüße Rose

It is indeed a very eye-cathing image. Awesome macro! Good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.

Ciao Paras, amazing portrait with fantastic eye, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Paras, initially, before reading your notes, I thought that this was the eye of a donkey.
Once again I can sense the texture of the fur and how it would feel to touch it; the shallow DoF really brings it out.
I like the placing of the eye in the composition, and the bokeh of its back is perfect.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2012-04-26 11:42]

Hi paras,
Beautiful detail in the goat's eye, the light is good for this and plenty of detail in the coat - lovely shot. Best wishes


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-04-26 13:33]

Hi Paras,
ANOTHER beautiful macro.. well captured and displayed. Excellent details and lighting. Nicely chosen POV and crop. TFS Julie

Good evening dear friend Paras,

I can not take a picture as talented as this one.
You had the balance and discerning eye for such a capture
Extraordinary sharpness and fine detail really reading about the hair :)
Well done for careful work.

Regards Merci.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-26 18:12]

Hi Paras,
A very nice close up. Good composition and I like the way that the image is focused on the eye.

Your skill at closeups is nicely extended from flowers to animals. Good pov and dof to show an unusual perspective of the goat. Good dteails.

Hi, Paras. Like this beautiful composition and cropping with selective sharpness and details which are indeed eye catching. Natutral colors ,well seen and presented. Excellent. Cheers.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-26 22:43]

Hi Paras,
Another masterpiece you have created with this closeup, excellent focus and natural colors. I like the -eye color focused and sharp. Superb quality overall. TFS

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