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Needs a Barber

By wideangler
I do like the appearance of Waterbucks. Very horselike with kind sort of faces but in need of a little grooming. Like ponies with their winter coats on. Make good food for the big cats though!

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: martyn_b, Glyn1, zapar40 and 16 more


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martyn_b 11 20 1
24 Feb 2011 7:17PM
i shot some on a holiday in Kenya, could never get them sharp tho, nice pic, cheers martyn

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lianna 7 13 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 7:24PM
Brilliant! he looks so bored Smile x x x
24 Feb 2011 7:45PM
Great capture!
Sam.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 8:17AM
he's chewing away happily and you managed a well timed good shot, sorry to say I dont like your choice of background it doesnt appear to suit very well
rogerfry 11 543 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 11:03AM
When I saw the thumbnail Neil, I thought you'd joined one of the "Save our Donkeys" campaigns ...but then all was revealed !

I see pluckyfilly has entered the background debate! You could do a montage of all the offending items, with a list of the relevant comments........

Roger
rogerfry 11 543 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 11:11AM
Omitted to say.....Nice shot, lovely eyes.

R.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
25 Feb 2011 11:36AM
Very appealing portrait Neil. How could anyone not like those great moist eyes !!
Ron
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2011 2:13PM
Great expression on that face! Good sharp shot.
IB
25 Feb 2011 6:49PM

Quote:...... sorry to say I dont like your choice of background it doesnt appear to suit very well


Hi! I am truly grateful for your continued interest in my photographs and I am as pleased today as I always am to receive your comment. Can we investigate the problem you have with the background? I will either convert you or you will beat me into submission. It could be an interesting discussion.

I used the background colour as one against which the subject stands out. I chose the colour because it matches some of the actual background colour that is behind the Waterbuck and part of the Kenyan bush.

Black, White and Blue are great for some pictures, essential even - particularly black.

I do like to bring colour to the proceedings and feel that each picture deserves some special treatment. EPZ have given us a delightful tool and I'm trying to use it.

Is your objection because I've selected my colour poorly or is it that the traditional colours are better?

I'd enjoy a discussion.

Kind regards

Neil Smile
vickyf 11 8 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2011 8:56AM
Well, Neil, as you know, I'm not a fan of coloured backgrounds (or indeed fancy framing), but then you will say I only like rubbish! For me, it distracts from the photograph and turns a nice shot into something that looks as if it should be hanging in a store. I think the general rule is that grey or maybe white is the most flattering, whereas black can drain the colour out of a photo. However, rules are made to be broken and 10 out of 10 for trying something different. Can I now persuade you to go back to something more traditional so I can admire your images without feeling a bit queasy?! (However, if you take some discarded Coke cans and put them on a red background, I might be persuaded.....)Smile
26 Feb 2011 10:16AM

Quote:...... I'm not a fan of coloured backgrounds ..... For me, it distracts from the photograph .... I think the general rule is that grey or maybe white is the most flattering, whereas black can drain the colour out of a photo. However, rules are made to be broken and 10 out of 10 for trying something different.


I remember that the Impressionists were villified by those who liked a drab defined existence but ...eventually, almost everyone learned to accept bright colours didn't detract from the seriousness of a subject but reflected the beauty there is in colour (except for white black and grey of course!!).

I'll work on the coke cans

Best

Neil SmileGrinSmile

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