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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

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:15 Aug 2013 - 3:32 PM
Focal Length:185mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
ISO:180
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Smile
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:14 Sep 2013 - 6:54 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1753 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom88 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:09 AM

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

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

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

User_Removed
14 Sep 2013 - 7:26 AM

Both are wonderful, but I like V2 best.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 7:27 AM

He looks gentle not a head strong.

Hermanus
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
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 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
Lillian e2 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
Lillian

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

Wow! A very serious guy!Smile
Regards Valery

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 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
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Sep 2013 - 7:53 AM

Super close up images Colleen, really like both,
Fred.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 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
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:14 AM

Two great in-your-face images.
-=\Walter

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 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.
Ronnie.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:47 AM

Beautiful portraits, especially V2 !
George

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 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
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 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
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw 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
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 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
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Sep 2013 - 9:23 AM

A great expression in V1

Peter

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

Magnificent images Colleen. V2 is my favourite
Jim

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:30 AM

Excellent lighting on these buffalo portraits

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

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

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

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

Dave

senn
senn e2 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
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 10:44 AM

Two superb captures, Colleen.

P.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
14 Sep 2013 - 11:03 AM

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

Harriet

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 11:22 AM

Certainly look's grumpy Colleen, 2 great capturesSmile


Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 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.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 175 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
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 12:26 PM

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

Last Modified By rontear at 14 Sep 2013 - 12:26 PM
lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 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

AlexAppleby
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
capto e2 Member 21162 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 1:43 PM

A very expressive face, well caught.Smile

ivor

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 1:52 PM

Great shots Colleen. Cannot pick a favourite. Cathy

jdinne
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

John

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43925 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 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.

Malc

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 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
myrab e2 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

Myra

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 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!!
Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 14 Sep 2013 - 6:25 PM
JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 6:55 PM

Two fine shots
Ju

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 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
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:37 PM

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


BILLY

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2186 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2013 - 8:56 PM

Excellent imagesSmile
NettaSmile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 - 10:06 PM

Two great images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

anglingandyq
14 Sep 2013 - 11:31 PM

He certainly is a happy chappyGrin Cracking images Colleen

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 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.

Peter

digital_boi
15 Sep 2013 - 12:40 PM

two crackers Colleen

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
15 Sep 2013 - 11:25 PM

Both shots are amazing.....Grin

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 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
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.

B.

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