Mother and child

By ColleenA
Good morning.....
A big thank you to you all for the magnificent response to yesterdays cheetah upload. Also a huge thank you to Lillian, Netta, Ade and Kathryn for their UA's
We always come across a lot of zebra, normally huddled together giving great photo opportunities. This day there was a mother feeding her foal. You will notice I had my lens on full zoom, our Ranger always allows the animal enough space to feel comfortable and never threatened, even so the mother had her eye on us constantly. It definitely has the cute factor.
TGIF.....have a good one GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
6 Sep 2013 4:56AM
Very very beautiful and natural capture.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Sep 2013 4:59AM
Good morning Colleen !! Looks like we're in for a great day ! This is one special image !! very well taken with mom watching you !!
Benlib 6 1 3
6 Sep 2013 5:12AM
She is watching your every move too when you are taking this shot Tongue
6 Sep 2013 5:21AM
A magic moment!

A confusion of lines........a poignant photo, Colleen. Very lovely and captivating.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Sep 2013 5:30AM
So lovely

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Sep 2013 5:36AM
A beautiful capture, Colleen, magical. Carol
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
6 Sep 2013 6:32AM
Even with a decent zoom I think you have done very well to get this shot, Colleen.
I know they are very skittish - especially with young.
Interesting picture as well.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
6 Sep 2013 6:40AM
Lovely shot Colleen and cute as a button.

A lovely capture of this family of zebra's . Well done Colleen.
6 Sep 2013 7:15AM
Love it Colleen.

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:19AM
Superb image Colleen. Mum n baby - magical. Smile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:22AM
Beautifully captured and she certainly has her eye on you.
6 Sep 2013 7:31AM
A gorgeous image Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:41AM
A excellent capture Colleen, she certainly is keepimg her eyes on youSmile

6 Sep 2013 7:49AM
You're absolutely right about the cute factor, Colleen!
This is a superb image of mother and foal!Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:51AM
A delight to see
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Sep 2013 7:53AM
a rare sighting...fabulous SmileSmile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
6 Sep 2013 7:55AM
A beautiful image Colleen.

moiral 8 12 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 7:58AM
A magical moment and well captured Colleen. Moira
6 Sep 2013 8:26AM
Excellent wildlife capture Colleen, really like this one,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
6 Sep 2013 8:45AM
Real wild nature at work..............those stripes make my eyes go funny...............lovely image.................GrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Sep 2013 8:52AM
They slot together in a beautiful composition, Colleen.

johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 9:18AM
A lovely image Colleen it's a a naturally beautiful composition.
Regards John.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 10:43AM
Once again a stunning natural wildlife image - the zoom has worked a treat
and it's good to know that the Rangers respect the animals for their sake and the safety
of visitors.
Can you imagine Lillian out there - the Rangers would have to hold her back!
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
6 Sep 2013 11:01AM
Another wonderful image Colleen. Love the soft light and the way the mum is watching you. Ann.
6 Sep 2013 12:29PM
excellent again Colleen special capture

A beautiful family portrait Colleen GrinGrin..

Quote:Once again a stunning natural wildlife image - the zoom has worked a treat
and it's good to know that the Rangers respect the animals for their sake and the safety
of visitors.
Can you imagine Lillian out there - the Rangers would have to hold her back!

totally agree !!! GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
6 Sep 2013 12:55PM
Excellent shot - very rare that zebra are quiet and calm!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
6 Sep 2013 1:04PM
Yes Alex, they are quite chilled on our Reserve as we respect their space and habitat, they do not fear the vehicles
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Sep 2013 1:23PM
This is quite an outstanding capture, unusual and delightful---as well as exciting!

6 Sep 2013 1:41PM
Hope the foal finds the right spot & don't gets lost in Zebra crossings.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 1:48PM
Has everything about this that lets you know the importance of keeping back
Emotional scene so beautifully captured in their own environment
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 3:27PM
A excellent if not optically challenging image with all the lines. I did think what a difficult and wicked jig-saw puzzle this shot would make.Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Sep 2013 3:58PM
We had question in last week's quiz night - are zebras white with black stripes, or black with white stripes? I immediately said white with black stripes (as their bellies and inner thighs are white), but the answer given was the other way round! Looking it up on the internet, the answer's debatable, as if you shaved one it would be black underneath, therefore the stripes are white! I still say I'm correct....Sad
Anyway, Colleen, this is a super capture, and definitely has the 'aaah' factor Smile
Trev Smile
6 Sep 2013 4:38PM
lovely captivating image
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 4:43PM
It's all black and white with no grey areas as far as I am concerned. However there is one thing that I am confident about and that is the quality of this wonderful maternal composition. A real pleasure to both witness and comment upon Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Sep 2013 4:54PM
This is gorgeous Colleen with lovely colours againSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 5:12PM
It's a stunning image Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile
6 Sep 2013 5:40PM
Wow! What a beautiful moment to capture. A stunning image. Love it Colleen. GrinGrin

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 5:50PM
Beautiful picture Colleen, the only place we can see these is in a zoo. I would love to go on safari in africa
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 6:19PM
Good job the big cats weren't about

JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2013 7:50PM
A beautiful capture
Potra 5 Venezuela
6 Sep 2013 11:20PM
What a great moment you capture Colleen, thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
xwang 9 56 8
6 Sep 2013 11:36PM
Beautiful shot. Wonderful colour and light.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Sep 2013 10:18PM

Quote:Good job the big cats weren't about


I don't think they'd have been too worried about a big pussycat like you Mr Tomcat!Grin What a wonderful wildlife image Colleen, it must have been a real privelege to both witness and capture this moment on camera
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
18 Sep 2013 7:08PM
Very beautiful.
A fine capture.


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