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Good morning all
Glad you all enjoyed the behind the scenes on a safari drive yesterday, i wanted you to see how hard it is to find animals in such a vast track of land.
Today i have a buffalo portrait for you, part of his head in shadow for Saturday.... they always look grumpy.

V2 is for Ian (Franco 59) as he wanted to see my buffalo upload from last week as a tight crop....
Have a nice dayGrinGrin

Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2013 - 3:32 PM
Focal Length:185mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:14 Sep 2013 - 6:54 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Nigeve1 Plus Member 11032 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:09 AM

Excellent images of this happy looking fellow, V2 my favourite.

S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:18 AM

Very fine wild life images v2 is more sharp and clear.

14 Sep 2013 - 7:26 AM

Both are wonderful, but I like V2 best.

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:27 AM

He looks gentle not a head strong.

Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Sep 2013 - 7:28 AM

Good morning Colleen !! Two excellent portraits of the Grumpy of the year contest finalists Smile Really excellent images !

CarolG Plus Member 8177 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:34 AM

Two more excellent captures, Coleen, the tight crop in V.2 works so well. Carol

Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:37 AM

WOW! Colleen very impressive, both of these spot on with the crops
you have so much detail in them and the eyes...both stunning quality

ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
14 Sep 2013 - 7:39 AM

Wow! A very serious guy!Smile
Regards Valery

ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM

Do you think my MiL would like a framed version of this for her birthday?
For her, it would be like looking in a mirror.

Seriously, Colleen, these are wonderful pictures.
For goodness sake keep yourself safe when you are doing this.

Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Sep 2013 - 7:53 AM

Super close up images Colleen, really like both,

ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:55 AM

Hmmm think diamonds would be a better option for her birthdayGrinGrinGrin

gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:14 AM

Two great in-your-face images.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:16 AM

Doesn't look as if a smile is anywhere near: great portrait shots a rather morose buffalo.

GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:47 AM

Beautiful portraits, especially V2 !

NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:48 AM

He should join the grumpy group on here and tell us all his troubles..............GrinGrinGrinGrin

LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:50 AM

V2 for me, that crop works a treat. A for him not smiling, for all we know he might be in fits of hysteria, but just hiding it well!

johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:06 AM

I like them both Colleen but V2 works great it's a outstanding image great crop.
Regards John.

NDODS Plus Member 43883 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:11 AM

Beautiful wildlife photography Colleen, although the subject may not be the prettiest, they make for great photography...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. Enjoy the rain...

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

A great expression in V1


canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 9:25 AM

Magnificent images Colleen. V2 is my favourite

lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:30 AM

Excellent lighting on these buffalo portraits

barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

Oh dear.....his poor ear
Great captures

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51241 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

He's a happy buffalo inside... really. The crops look good, Colleen.


senn Plus Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 10:39 AM

pretty impressive captures Colleen ..

Last Modified By senn at 14 Sep 2013 - 10:40 AM
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 10:44 AM

Two superb captures, Colleen.


HarrietH Plus Member 4272 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
14 Sep 2013 - 11:03 AM

Look grumpy, from what I have heard they are permanently grumpy. Great shot.


Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 11:22 AM

Certainly look's grumpy Colleen, 2 great capturesSmile


Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 11:37 AM

Whilst everybody is going for V2 which is excellent for close up detail, I like V1 for the wider view
and seeing those lovely warm colours in the hide which goes so well with the b/g furthe enhanced by your bordes Colleen.
Full marks for the images themselves but also what I see as artistic effort.

Ray12 Plus Member 299 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:18 PM

Two cracking images, its the look of " don't mess with me" love them both Grin

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:26 PM

Close up and personal Colleen, seen these on foot very dangerous !!

Last Modified By rontear at 14 Sep 2013 - 12:26 PM
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 1:03 PM

An excellent pair of images Colleen, but I don't think He was as happy to have his picture taken as you where taking them Smile

John Smile

14 Sep 2013 - 1:12 PM

Fantastic shots, in V2 I like the way you can see all the flies on him! I've got a few flies in my kitchen at the moment, luckily they like the rubbish more than they like my head!
Back to these shots, they are both wonderful - I love buffalo.

capto Plus Member 22035 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 1:43 PM

A very expressive face, well caught.Smile


Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 1:52 PM

Great shots Colleen. Cannot pick a favourite. Cathy

jdinne  11 England
14 Sep 2013 - 2:37 PM

Wow brilliant Colleen both of them. My mother blamed one of these for going into early labour when having me in Kenya back during the Mau Mau emergency, looking at these I can see why..........Grin


saltireblue Site Moderator 44570 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 2:40 PM

Oh dear...who got out of bed on the wrong side, then? Excellent tight crop in v2, Colleen...love it.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 3:19 PM

These creatures are so photogenic - and I noticed that they all look different! Smile two fine portraits here Colleen!

myrab Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 5:03 PM

Great shots, he looks fed up to the back teeth doesn't he Colleen.GrinGrin


DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 6:24 PM

Two excellent shots, Colleen!
Not sure whether it's happy or not!!Smile
I think not!!

Last Modified By DicksPics at 14 Sep 2013 - 6:25 PM
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 6:55 PM

Two fine shots

ali63 Plus Member 3645 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:00 PM

Superb image he is so handsome,great eye detail,

Ali SmileSmile

williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:37 PM

a sad looking chap but great shots, i will go for V1..


netta1234 Plus Member 3227 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:56 PM

Excellent imagesSmile

Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 10:06 PM

Two great images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
14 Sep 2013 - 11:31 PM

He certainly is a happy chappyGrin Cracking images Colleen

handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 4:31 AM

Great buffalo portrait. I really like V2, and if you look carefully, it looks like a whole lot of flies buzzing around the head.


15 Sep 2013 - 12:40 PM

two crackers Colleen


Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
15 Sep 2013 - 11:25 PM

Both shots are amazing.....Grin

Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 10:08 PM

Two terrific portraits of this magnficent beast, I bet you were glad you were taking this shot from the safety of your landrover!Wink

BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:13 PM

wow, two super captures.
I especially love V2.
I hadn't realized how protected by 'bone' their heads are.


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