By ColleenA
Good morning all
Glad you all enjoyed the behind the scenes on a safari drive yesterday, i wanted you to see how hard it is to find animals in such a vast track of land.
Today i have a buffalo portrait for you, part of his head in shadow for Saturday.... they always look grumpy.

V2 is for Ian (Franco 59) as he wanted to see my buffalo upload from last week as a tight crop....
Have a nice dayGrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:09AM
Excellent images of this happy looking fellow, V2 my favourite.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

S_Psharma 5 1 India
14 Sep 2013 7:18AM
Very fine wild life images v2 is more sharp and clear.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:26AM
Both are wonderful, but I like V2 best.
14 Sep 2013 7:27AM
He looks gentle not a head strong.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Sep 2013 7:28AM
Good morning Colleen !! Two excellent portraits of the Grumpy of the year contest finalists Smile Really excellent images !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Sep 2013 7:34AM
Two more excellent captures, Coleen, the tight crop in V.2 works so well. Carol
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:37AM
WOW! Colleen very impressive, both of these spot on with the crops
you have so much detail in them and the eyes...both stunning quality
14 Sep 2013 7:39AM
Wow! A very serious guy!Smile
Regards Valery
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
14 Sep 2013 7:43AM
Do you think my MiL would like a framed version of this for her birthday?
For her, it would be like looking in a mirror.

Seriously, Colleen, these are wonderful pictures.
For goodness sake keep yourself safe when you are doing this.
14 Sep 2013 7:53AM
Super close up images Colleen, really like both,
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
14 Sep 2013 7:55AM
Hmmm think diamonds would be a better option for her birthdayGrinGrinGrin
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
14 Sep 2013 8:14AM
Two great in-your-face images.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Sep 2013 8:16AM
Doesn't look as if a smile is anywhere near: great portrait shots a rather morose buffalo.
14 Sep 2013 8:47AM
Beautiful portraits, especially V2 !
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
14 Sep 2013 8:48AM
He should join the grumpy group on here and tell us all his troubles..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 8:50AM
V2 for me, that crop works a treat. A for him not smiling, for all we know he might be in fits of hysteria, but just hiding it well!
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 9:06AM
I like them both Colleen but V2 works great it's a outstanding image great crop.
Regards John.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 9:11AM
Beautiful wildlife photography Colleen, although the subject may not be the prettiest, they make for great photography...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. Enjoy the rain...
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Sep 2013 9:23AM
A great expression in V1

14 Sep 2013 9:25AM
Magnificent images Colleen. V2 is my favourite
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
14 Sep 2013 9:30AM
Excellent lighting on these buffalo portraits
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 9:41AM
Oh dear.....his poor ear
Great captures
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
14 Sep 2013 9:41AM
He's a happy buffalo inside... really. The crops look good, Colleen.

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
14 Sep 2013 10:39AM
pretty impressive captures Colleen ..
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 10:44AM
Two superb captures, Colleen.

14 Sep 2013 11:03AM
Look grumpy, from what I have heard they are permanently grumpy. Great shot.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 11:22AM
Certainly look's grumpy Colleen, 2 great capturesSmile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 11:37AM
Whilst everybody is going for V2 which is excellent for close up detail, I like V1 for the wider view
and seeing those lovely warm colours in the hide which goes so well with the b/g furthe enhanced by your bordes Colleen.
Full marks for the images themselves but also what I see as artistic effort.
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 12:18PM
Two cracking images, its the look of " don't mess with me" love them both Grin
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Sep 2013 12:26PM
Close up and personal Colleen, seen these on foot very dangerous !!
14 Sep 2013 1:03PM
An excellent pair of images Colleen, but I don't think He was as happy to have his picture taken as you where taking them Smile

John Smile
14 Sep 2013 1:12PM
Fantastic shots, in V2 I like the way you can see all the flies on him! I've got a few flies in my kitchen at the moment, luckily they like the rubbish more than they like my head!
Back to these shots, they are both wonderful - I love buffalo.
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 1:43PM
A very expressive face, well caught.Smile

14 Sep 2013 1:52PM
Great shots Colleen. Cannot pick a favourite. Cathy
jdinne 15 16 England
14 Sep 2013 2:37PM
Wow brilliant Colleen both of them. My mother blamed one of these for going into early labour when having me in Kenya back during the Mau Mau emergency, looking at these I can see why..........Grin

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
14 Sep 2013 2:40PM
Oh dear...who got out of bed on the wrong side, then? Excellent tight crop in v2, it.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 3:19PM
These creatures are so photogenic - and I noticed that they all look different! Smile two fine portraits here Colleen!
myrab 12 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 5:03PM
Great shots, he looks fed up to the back teeth doesn't he Colleen.GrinGrin

14 Sep 2013 6:24PM
Two excellent shots, Colleen!
Not sure whether it's happy or not!!Smile
I think not!!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 6:55PM
Two fine shots
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2013 7:00PM
Superb image he is so handsome,great eye detail,

Ali SmileSmile
a sad looking chap but great shots, i will go for V1..

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
14 Sep 2013 8:56PM
Excellent imagesSmile
14 Sep 2013 10:06PM
Two great images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
14 Sep 2013 11:31PM
He certainly is a happy chappyGrin Cracking images Colleen
Great buffalo portrait. I really like V2, and if you look carefully, it looks like a whole lot of flies buzzing around the head.

15 Sep 2013 12:40PM
two crackers Colleen

Ayoob 7 Australia
15 Sep 2013 11:25PM
Both shots are amazing.....Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Sep 2013 10:08PM
Two terrific portraits of this magnficent beast, I bet you were glad you were taking this shot from the safety of your landrover!Wink
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
18 Sep 2013 7:13PM
wow, two super captures.
I especially love V2.
I hadn't realized how protected by 'bone' their heads are.


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.