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I do like the appearance of Waterbucks. Very horselike with kind sort of faces but in need of a little grooming. Like ponies with their winter coats on. Make good food for the big cats though!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Aug 2009 - 1:23 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Needs a Barber
Username:wideangler wideangler
Uploaded:24 Feb 2011 - 7:08 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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martyn_b
martyn_b  81 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2011 - 7:17 PM

i shot some on a holiday in Kenya, could never get them sharp tho, nice pic, cheers martyn

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2011 - 7:24 PM

Brilliant! he looks so bored Smile x x x

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Samuel_Aron
24 Feb 2011 - 7:45 PM

Great capture!
Sam.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2011 - 8:17 AM

he's chewing away happily and you managed a well timed good shot, sorry to say I dont like your choice of background it doesnt appear to suit very well

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 - 11:03 AM

When I saw the thumbnail Neil, I thought you'd joined one of the "Save our Donkeys" campaigns ...but then all was revealed !

I see pluckyfilly has entered the background debate! You could do a montage of all the offending items, with a list of the relevant comments........

Roger

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rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 - 11:11 AM

Omitted to say.....Nice shot, lovely eyes.

R.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2011 - 11:36 AM

Very appealing portrait Neil. How could anyone not like those great moist eyes !!
Ron

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 - 2:13 PM

Great expression on that face! Good sharp shot.
IB

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wideangler
25 Feb 2011 - 6:49 PM


Quote: ...... sorry to say I dont like your choice of background it doesnt appear to suit very well

Hi! I am truly grateful for your continued interest in my photographs and I am as pleased today as I always am to receive your comment. Can we investigate the problem you have with the background? I will either convert you or you will beat me into submission. It could be an interesting discussion.

I used the background colour as one against which the subject stands out. I chose the colour because it matches some of the actual background colour that is behind the Waterbuck and part of the Kenyan bush.

Black, White and Blue are great for some pictures, essential even - particularly black.

I do like to bring colour to the proceedings and feel that each picture deserves some special treatment. EPZ have given us a delightful tool and I'm trying to use it.

Is your objection because I've selected my colour poorly or is it that the traditional colours are better?

I'd enjoy a discussion.

Kind regards

Neil Smile

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2011 - 8:56 AM

Well, Neil, as you know, I'm not a fan of coloured backgrounds (or indeed fancy framing), but then you will say I only like rubbish! For me, it distracts from the photograph and turns a nice shot into something that looks as if it should be hanging in a store. I think the general rule is that grey or maybe white is the most flattering, whereas black can drain the colour out of a photo. However, rules are made to be broken and 10 out of 10 for trying something different. Can I now persuade you to go back to something more traditional so I can admire your images without feeling a bit queasy?! (However, if you take some discarded Coke cans and put them on a red background, I might be persuaded.....)Smile

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wideangler
26 Feb 2011 - 10:16 AM


Quote: ...... I'm not a fan of coloured backgrounds ..... For me, it distracts from the photograph .... I think the general rule is that grey or maybe white is the most flattering, whereas black can drain the colour out of a photo. However, rules are made to be broken and 10 out of 10 for trying something different.

I remember that the Impressionists were villified by those who liked a drab defined existence but ...eventually, almost everyone learned to accept bright colours didn't detract from the seriousness of a subject but reflected the beauty there is in colour (except for white black and grey of course!!).

I'll work on the coke cans

Best

Neil SmileGrinSmile

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