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Good morning....
Thank you for all your votes and comments and to Drighlynne (Lynne) for the ID of the little critter.
One for shadow Saturday...a young male impala squinting into the afternoon sun. After all the rain they had experienced they were soaking up each Sunday... I loved the way his ear was down, quite relaxed.
Apologies if I have missed your uploads or only voted, my time is all consumed by three hospital visits a day, I will try and catch up this weekend..
Have a nice day...
P.S Have added a version for Barbara to show longer horns...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Mar 2014 - 3:58 PM
Focal Length:195mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Squinting into the sun
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:29 Mar 2014 - 6:04 AM
Tags:Impala, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 6:09 AM

A truly excellent capture, Colleen, a wonderful expression you have captured on his face Smile Carol

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
29 Mar 2014 - 6:45 AM

He is really enjoying the warmth of the sun here, a serene expression, just lovely Colleen. A warming image.

Lynette Grin

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1648 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 7:01 AM

Very nicely done portrait of this lovely Impala relaxing in the sun.
Nigel

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
29 Mar 2014 - 7:18 AM

The warm sun is making him drowsy. Not too drowsy I hope, there are lions about. BUT I just noticed he has one eye open, clever chap.

Maureen

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 7:21 AM

Lovely capture of a wonderful expression. Love those tiny horns.

Caziwinkles
29 Mar 2014 - 8:14 AM

Keeping one eye open - on the lookout! That sun must feel lovely for him - he looks very relaxed. Smile

Carol

viscostatic
29 Mar 2014 - 8:38 AM

Beautiful tones and colours Colleen. Love the two horns.

Phil.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2156 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 8:42 AM

This is so lovely and very cuteSmile
NettaSmile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:10 AM

Do their horns grow larger....
And love the squint and floppy ear as a bonus

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:14 AM

Wonderful capture Colleen, love the whiskers SmileSmile

Dave.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:24 AM

Looking forward to being drowsey in the sun myself. Lovely shadow on this Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:26 AM


Quote: Do their horns grow larger....

Yes they do will upload a version to show you longer horns

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:29 AM

Lovely close upGrin
Ryan

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:45 AM

Lovely animal photography Colleen - giving you the wink??GrinGrin
Joan.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 10:04 AM

2 great images Colleen, v1 for me well spottedSmile

Cliff

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 10:20 AM

2 lovely images Colleen SmileSmileSmile

Ali

digital_boi
29 Mar 2014 - 10:37 AM

cutie of the week award for sure Colleen

Graham

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 11:03 AM

V two for me we'll composed and taken


Billy

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 11:13 AM

Such an elegant animal - know how he feels when having his picture taken in the sun!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
29 Mar 2014 - 11:57 AM

Excellent Impala images ,love bent ear ,but the very long legs win it for me --- lovely. Beautiful images , Colleen! --- Jukka.

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 - 12:07 PM

Two great images but for me it's V1 as he looks really relaxed in the sun.

Mary Grin

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 12:37 PM

Well spotted Colleen. An excellent shot GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 12:41 PM

Love the humour of V1, love the regale stature of V2


Tish

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 1:02 PM

Two splendid shots;
glad to hear V1 wasn't injured as I first thought.
Ju

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
29 Mar 2014 - 1:31 PM

I think he is winking to sun. Very adorable. Hope your husband is doing well. best wishes

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 1:54 PM

He's not squinting, he's winking at you, Colleen!! Wink Two delightful images, love 'em both equally Smile
Trev Smile

debu
debu  4 India
29 Mar 2014 - 2:41 PM

Lovely image.
debu

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 3:55 PM

Superb shot Colleen love V2 cracking capture.
RobSmile

AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 284 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 4:09 PM

I'm amazed that you are managing to do what you do never mind all your lovely votes and comments! Hopefully not for too much longer.

Another lovely pair of images, especially V1 for me.

Anne

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 4:47 PM

Thanks for popping up v 2
What a beautiful animal..
So delicate....and those horns

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 5:28 PM

lots of good shadows here, the deer is not happy with that bright sunlight!

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 7:00 PM

Excellent captures, Colleen !
George

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 7:47 PM

Such a cutie Colleen
Hope Rob doing better now, and home soon
Lillian

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7117 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 8:29 PM

Look at the legs on them, i bet they can really run fast, am i right in saying Colleen that these are favored by the Cheetahs. Two cracking shots again, i also like the way his ear is down

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
29 Mar 2014 - 8:32 PM

Maybe she does not squints ... maybe she winks at cheetah - Well...well... Can you, catch up with me...?Smile
I like it, Colleen!SmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 8:37 PM


Quote: Look at the legs on them, i bet they can really run fast, am i right in saying Colleen that these are favored by the Cheetahs

Yes Mike, favored by all the cats....

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:12 PM

Well caught out in the light here Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 9:46 PM

What a lovely little animal here Colleen, gorgeous light , two great shots. GrinGrin

Patty

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 - 10:16 PM

He's winking at you Colleen! Lovely shots. Love to Rob. Cathy. Just re read the comments and I am not the only one who thinks he is winking at you!

Last Modified By Holmewood at 29 Mar 2014 - 10:18 PM
RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2014 - 10:44 PM

Love hoe one ear is back and the other pointing forward: excellent shot.
R.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Mar 2014 - 10:57 PM

What a cutie! GrinGrinGrin
Well captured and a good shadow as well...
IB

Last Modified By Chinga at 29 Mar 2014 - 10:58 PM
lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2014 - 2:33 PM

Gorgeous images Colleen, really lovely.

John Smile

brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish vcard United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 - 12:09 PM

Missed this one,time i caught up.V2 takes it for me Collen,it is beautiful.
Martyn.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 11:41 PM

The little winker is definitely playing up to the camera, two excellent images indeed

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