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Good morning.....
A big thank you to you all for the magnificent response to yesterdays cheetah upload. Also a huge thank you to Lillian, Netta, Ade and Kathryn for their UA's
We always come across a lot of zebra, normally huddled together giving great photo opportunities. This day there was a mother feeding her foal. You will notice I had my lens on full zoom, our Ranger always allows the animal enough space to feel comfortable and never threatened, even so the mother had her eye on us constantly. It definitely has the cute factor.
TGIF.....have a good one GrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Aug 2013 - 8:46 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mother and child
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:6 Sep 2013 - 4:51 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:74
Voters:S_Psharma · Hermanus · Benlib · fificat100 · handlerstudio · jaktis · CarolG · Bzox · ugly · ddolfelin · Andysnapper · WesternRed · HarrietH · Caziwinkles · SUE118 · pollisher · Nikonuser1 · DicksPics · barbarahirst · cats_123 · Trev_B · moiral · morpheus1955 · Nigeve1 · Badgerfred · NaturesHaven · WhiteRose1 · User_Removed · johnlw · Suzicoo · RobertTurley · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Irishkate · AnnJ · marshfam19 · digital_boi · Lynniesefforts · AlexAppleby · taggart · prabhusinha · Lillian · widtink · Alan_Baseley · georgiepoolie · capto · TrevBatWCC · ChristineD · NDODS · netta1234 · ali63 · kathrynlouise · Mike_Smith · Jenny-D · tomcat · myrab · 213hardy · JuBarney · Hazelmouse · bricurtis · wasper · Stephen_B · Potra · xwang · kuvailija · Franko59 · jovanovic · alligatorpants · senn · Dave_Henderson · Greyheron · mommablue · annettep38 · Glostopcat · BarbaraR ·
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 4:56 AM

Very very beautiful and natural capture.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Sep 2013 - 4:59 AM

Good morning Colleen !! Looks like we're in for a great day ! This is one special image !! very well taken with mom watching you !!

Benlib
Benlib  33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 5:12 AM

She is watching your every move too when you are taking this shot Tongue

fificat100
6 Sep 2013 - 5:21 AM

A magic moment!

Lavina

handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 5:23 AM

A confusion of lines........a poignant photo, Colleen. Very lovely and captivating.

Peter

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Sep 2013 - 5:30 AM

So lovely

Peter

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 5:36 AM

A beautiful capture, Colleen, magical. Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 6:32 AM

Even with a decent zoom I think you have done very well to get this shot, Colleen.
I know they are very skittish - especially with young.
Interesting picture as well.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 6:40 AM

Lovely shot Colleen and cute as a button.

Andy

WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
6 Sep 2013 - 6:40 AM

A lovely capture of this family of zebra's . Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

HarrietH
HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
6 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

Love it Colleen.

Harriet

Caziwinkles
6 Sep 2013 - 7:19 AM

Superb image Colleen. Mum n baby - magical. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:22 AM

Beautifully captured and she certainly has her eye on you.

pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 - 7:31 AM

A gorgeous image Smile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

A excellent capture Colleen, she certainly is keepimg her eyes on youSmile


Cliff

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:49 AM

You're absolutely right about the cute factor, Colleen!
This is a superb image of mother and foal!Smile

Richard

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:51 AM

A delight to see

cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114298 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:53 AM

a rare sighting...fabulous SmileSmile

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8138 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:55 AM

A beautiful image Colleen.

Trev

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Sep 2013 - 7:58 AM

A magical moment and well captured Colleen. Moira

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Sep 2013 - 8:26 AM

Excellent wildlife capture Colleen, really like this one,
Fred.

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 8:45 AM

Real wild nature at work..............those stripes make my eyes go funny...............lovely image.................GrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51244 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 8:52 AM

They slot together in a beautiful composition, Colleen.

Dave

johnlw
johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 9:18 AM

A lovely image Colleen it's a a naturally beautiful composition.
Regards John.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 10:43 AM

Once again a stunning natural wildlife image - the zoom has worked a treat
and it's good to know that the Rangers respect the animals for their sake and the safety
of visitors.
Can you imagine Lillian out there - the Rangers would have to hold her back!
KateGrinGrinGrin

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 - 11:01 AM

Another wonderful image Colleen. Love the soft light and the way the mum is watching you. Ann.

digital_boi
6 Sep 2013 - 12:29 PM

excellent again Colleen special capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
6 Sep 2013 - 12:41 PM

A beautiful family portrait Colleen GrinGrin..



Quote: Once again a stunning natural wildlife image - the zoom has worked a treat
and it's good to know that the Rangers respect the animals for their sake and the safety
of visitors.
Can you imagine Lillian out there - the Rangers would have to hold her back!
KateGrinGrinGrin

totally agree !!! GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

AlexAppleby
6 Sep 2013 - 12:55 PM

Excellent shot - very rare that zebra are quiet and calm!

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 1:04 PM

Yes Alex, they are quite chilled on our Reserve as we respect their space and habitat, they do not fear the vehicles

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 1:23 PM

This is quite an outstanding capture, unusual and delightful---as well as exciting!

shortlisted!

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 1:41 PM

Hope the foal finds the right spot & don't gets lost in Zebra crossings.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 1:48 PM

Has everything about this that lets you know the importance of keeping back
Emotional scene so beautifully captured in their own environment
Lillian

capto
capto Plus Member 22041 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 3:27 PM

A excellent if not optically challenging image with all the lines. I did think what a difficult and wicked jig-saw puzzle this shot would make.Smile

ivor

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 3:58 PM

We had question in last week's quiz night - are zebras white with black stripes, or black with white stripes? I immediately said white with black stripes (as their bellies and inner thighs are white), but the answer given was the other way round! Looking it up on the internet, the answer's debatable, as if you shaved one it would be black underneath, therefore the stripes are white! I still say I'm correct....Sad
Anyway, Colleen, this is a super capture, and definitely has the 'aaah' factor Smile
Trev Smile

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
6 Sep 2013 - 4:38 PM

lovely captivating image

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43884 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 4:43 PM

It's all black and white with no grey areas as far as I am concerned. However there is one thing that I am confident about and that is the quality of this wonderful maternal composition. A real pleasure to both witness and comment upon Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3229 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 4:54 PM

This is gorgeous Colleen with lovely colours againSmile
NettaSmile

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3645 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 5:12 PM

It's a stunning image Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 5:40 PM

Wow! What a beautiful moment to capture. A stunning image. Love it Colleen. GrinGrin

Kathryn

Mike_Smith
6 Sep 2013 - 5:50 PM

Beautiful picture Colleen, the only place we can see these is in a zoo. I would love to go on safari in africa

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96266 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 6:19 PM

Good job the big cats weren't about

Adrian

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 7:50 PM

A beautiful capture
Ju

Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
6 Sep 2013 - 11:20 PM

What a great moment you capture Colleen, thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
M

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2013 - 11:36 PM

Beautiful shot. Wonderful colour and light.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 10:18 PM


Quote: Good job the big cats weren't about

Adrian

I don't think they'd have been too worried about a big pussycat like you Mr Tomcat!Grin What a wonderful wildlife image Colleen, it must have been a real privelege to both witness and capture this moment on camera

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:08 PM

Very beautiful.
A fine capture.

B.

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