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C - Meercat Lookouts

By ReidFJR  
The last of my Meercat pics - These two cheeky characters were looking in opposite directions - Any and all critique gratefully received as i would like to improve andwont get offended

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Nandana, firzhugh, User_Removed and 11 more

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Nandana 16 3 Australia
6 Apr 2005 1:22AM
Are they sunbathing over there .. ? Good one !
User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2005 1:55AM
A great capture, excellent detail and composition.

firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
6 Apr 2005 2:10AM
I just love them, nice pose and lighting
Goatsmilkuk 16 783
6 Apr 2005 2:37AM
Great shot they make me laugh.


csurry 19 9.2k 92
6 Apr 2005 2:50AM
Not sure what is just behind the tail of one meerkat but it is a bit distracting.

Would have been nice if the background was purely trees and not part roof. I know how hard this can be having tried it at Twycross, you either end up with their hut or a bit of wall in the shot, unless you lower the camera slightly into the enclosure.

Captured a good pose though.
gemeit 16 78 Scotland
6 Apr 2005 3:06AM
Well captured they make me laugh for some reason too
KatieR 17 6.2k 6
6 Apr 2005 3:23AM
Yes, a good pose there, but a few little distractions which take away from the meercats themselves. The brown thing on the bottom right, for example - you could probably do away with that by cloning in PS.
The low viewpoint is good in some ways, but you can't see much of their faces, which is a shame.
It looks like the light was quite good - they're obviously taking in some sun!
Hope that is of interest
ReidFJR 16 310 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2005 4:03AM
Thanks all - Cheryl im afraid im not very good with cloning stuff out - ends up a mess so i mostly leave images alone other than unsharp mask or odd changes to contrast/levels if needed - your right about the background - hadnt noticed that before - ill have a play in PS - thanks all F
evelen 16 5 England
6 Apr 2005 10:33AM
a great shot well captured.
Stevie_G 16 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2005 12:43PM
I like it as it is. Good natural shot, well exposed too as it looks like bright sunshine which can cause havoc with a shot (I know it well!). The only 'cat face you can't see is the one with it's head back. Smile Cute and amusing shot. Nice work.


daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2005 11:05PM
Have taken the liberty of doing a very quick mod for you, hope you don't mind.

They are such a good photogenic subject and you have caught them just right.The light catches the fur beautifully.Nice work.

ReidFJR 16 310 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2005 12:33AM
Fran thats Brilliant - thanks - that exactly what Cheryl mentioned in her comments - Frank
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
7 Apr 2005 1:26AM
Hi Fran,Brilliant characters and so much detail.Great photograph.Take care.AnnSmile
daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2005 11:55AM
You are welcome Frank, hope it helped.

lydiatelad 16 2
14 Apr 2005 3:36PM
Super pose Frank - looks like they're going to start dancing!
PaulG 16 63 New Zealand
14 Apr 2005 4:25PM
I like these creatures, such characters.

I agree with some points raised but think it's a fine shot all the same.

Paul *click*

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