Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Buffalo

Versions (Reportage)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Good morning, thanks for your great response yet again to my Wildlife series. A BIG thank you to Carol (Caziwinkles) for her UA
Today I thought I would show you a few images of Buffalo. He is my lead image because of his shadow for Saturday shadow day. They are the least interesting of the Big 5 but I love taking images of them. The younger buffalo in the herd are not normally aggressive but beware the older males who have been pushed out of the herd and forced to lead solitary lives until they eventually die. If you look carefully he has thousands of flies around him. This herd came down to our Waterhole at the lodge at lunchtime which is not a good time with the harsh light for photographs. The rest of the images are of the herd drinking. They were all taken from our deck in front of our bedroom suite. I have included one image taken on one of our game drives of a really grumpy buffalo, V4...you would not want to meet him alone in the bush on foot. Even his ears are all old and torn.
Have a great day

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2013 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:195mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Buffalo
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:15 Jun 2013 - 5:18 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature, Wildlife / nature South Africa
VS Mode Rating 99 (0% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:61
Variant - ReportVariant - Report

Comments

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 5:34 AM

All images are outstanding difficult to say which is best.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

anglingandyq
15 Jun 2013 - 5:43 AM

Good morning Collen, Another excellent set well captured and presented. Have a nice week end

Andy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
15 Jun 2013 - 5:59 AM

Beautiful set V4 and V5 for me. Have a great weekend.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
15 Jun 2013 - 6:16 AM

Good morning Colleen !! You are up early for a change Smile Looks like we are in for a few lovely days here. Friends from Cape Town will arrive later so we will have a full weekend Smile I love Buffalo - they are the strong silent guys which I respect immensely !! Really great images these - I do enjoy your bushveld series a lot Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 6:22 AM

Superb images, Colleen, wouldn't want to meet one of them on a dark night in the bush Smile Carol

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
15 Jun 2013 - 7:03 AM

This is such a beautiful set it is hard to choose between them, the grumpy one is not beautiful but he is certainly imposing. We were always told by the local people that they were more afraid of meeting a buffalo in the bush than almost any other animal. Almost is the key word.
As to a dark night, Carol I wouldn't like to meet one of them at any time anwhere Grin Well, in a car built like a tank it could be ok. Tongue

Harriet

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 7:11 AM

Yes Harriet and Carol they are extremely dangerous hence being part of The Big 5.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 - 7:27 AM

A beauty.

Jeff

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 7:44 AM

Such a strong looking beast.
You have a great set here.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 7:52 AM

This really is a first class set, Colleen!SmileSmile
They look quite friendly to me - but, I wouldn't get too close!
Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:03 AM

V 1 and 3 for me! Wouldn't like to get to close to these horns!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:03 AM

Another fabulous set Colleen - why do I always think they look like they have elaborate hair styles? V5 slightly pips the others for me today as you have superb eye contact with most of the herd. Stunning.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1235 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 - 8:11 AM

Another fab set!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Jun 2013 - 8:12 AM

Another fine set Colleen V5 my favourite,
Fred.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:21 AM

Another fine set Colleen but V5 has stunning composition and eye contact Smile

Rod

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:26 AM

Nice picture Colleen.
John.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

AngelaSeager
15 Jun 2013 - 8:32 AM

Didn't know what to expect this time.....but love version 5, it's almost as if you directed them...!
Have a lovely weekend,
Regards
Angela

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:36 AM

An excellent set Colleen. You are so lucky to have access to such natural photo opportunities.
Joan.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2170 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:50 AM

A great set,but would not want to come face to face with one of these like I do with our cattleSmile
NettaSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
15 Jun 2013 - 9:11 AM

Great set. Smile With a million flies buzzing around V1 I can imagine his odour. Tongue

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
15 Jun 2013 - 9:11 AM

Poor old man V4.. love him...and V5 they all look interested in you Colleen...in a good way...lol... terrific set!!!

Lynette GrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 9:29 AM

V4 is my fave, looks so powerful and dangerous.

Last Modified By nonur at 15 Jun 2013 - 9:29 AM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

digital_boi
15 Jun 2013 - 9:39 AM

cracking good set again Colleen I have two favourites to V4 because of the expression captured a mix of controlled enthusiasm and spontaneous indifference and v5 for the smiley and inquisitive way you have attracted them...also thanks for you comments on my UA thanks I thought it would provoke a laugh and some good comments and it did. Had to amend it today as Lin added her UA yesterday after I had uploaded the thanks

Graham Grin GrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 9:59 AM

Outstanding set of images, beautifully captured

Hugh

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
15 Jun 2013 - 9:59 AM

Great set Colleen V4 for me today he looks really mean.......think I would have been off down the road in the opposite direction Smile

John

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 10:07 AM

Wonderful set of Buffalo photos.
You had some great sightings on your safari game drives
Regards Brian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 10:47 AM

I see what you mean about V4!
These are truly wonderful images Colleen with V1 and V5
being superb.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 11:18 AM

Hope there were no flies on you, Colleen! Grin Great set, with V1 being a good 'un for the Saturday Shadows, but my faves are V4 & V5 for the eye contact Wink
Trev Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mauriceegan
15 Jun 2013 - 12:25 PM

Wonderful images Colleen, the horns look like a pretty serious weapon and not to be messed with
Maurice

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 12:31 PM

I particularly like the big picture in v3 today SmileSmile
Helen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 12:41 PM

Another great series of images Colleen, Like V5 bestSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 3:03 PM

excellent set colleen

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Kim Walton
Kim Walton e2 Member 10144 forum postsKim Walton vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 3:10 PM

Nice set of images ,all worthy of a click.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 - 3:21 PM

Great set Colleen. Cathy

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
15 Jun 2013 - 4:04 PM

What Great Beasts Colleen,-in every sense-looks rather frigtening,even in the screen. Very well done Colleen!GrinSmileGrinSmileGrinSmile ---- Jukka.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

capto
capto e2 Member 21057 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 4:08 PM

A very fine set, v4 looks like time to run.Smile

ivor

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jun 2013 - 5:23 PM

I love the pose in v4, great shots

Peter

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 7:22 PM

Great shots Colleen,

Ali

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2013 - 8:01 PM

I can't fault any of 'em, just keep them coming!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 - 11:07 PM

Brilliant set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
16 Jun 2013 - 1:35 AM

Lovely captures of these majestic creatures with magic light.
Well done Colleen. WesternRed.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2013 - 3:19 PM

This is a great set, they look extremely stoicle but I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of them.

Tish

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
17 Jun 2013 - 2:53 PM

Composición perfecta.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 11:55 PM

Not a beast to be messed with! The one in v1 looks particulary malevolant and looks as though it is about to charge you!!!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.