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Impala with an Oxpecker on its head

Impala with an Oxpecker on its head
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71 Comments | Report
Etna PRO+
 
Etna February 27, 2014
Beautiful shot
Mimi1958
 
Mimi1958 February 27, 2014
What a great capture!!!
kasper PRO
 
kasper May 27, 2014
congrats. Love it.
thakorparesh
 
thakorparesh May 27, 2014
Wow
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 27, 2014
Superb shot. Congratulations.
Marjoriesmithphotography PRO+
 
CRAZY GREAT (^:
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD May 27, 2014
Fantastic photo - congratulations
catini
 
catini May 27, 2014
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 May 27, 2014
Wow, amazing close-up! Wonderful detail. Congratulations on your feature!
ritafayeadams PRO
 
ritafayeadams May 27, 2014
congratulations! fabulous capture!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 27, 2014
Awesome capture! Congrats.
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 27, 2014
Excellent focus in this beautiful capture.Congrats!
vanessarlazzarini PRO+
 
vanessarlazzarini May 27, 2014
It looks ready to rush!!! Great!!
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz May 27, 2014
Marvelous capture, well framed and executed! Hardy congrats!!!
debbieshipley
 
debbieshipley May 27, 2014
Wow, nice capture....amazing color and sharpness!
Smallcat
 
Smallcat May 27, 2014
Fun to look at :-)
fotochik76 Premium
 
fotochik76 May 27, 2014
great capture!
Sanmi
 
Sanmi May 27, 2014
Sensational photography.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud May 27, 2014
WOW, AMAZING. Congrats on your feature.
JBiro
 
JBiro May 27, 2014
nice forms of world.
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake May 27, 2014
Wow !!!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan May 27, 2014
Amazing. Nice detail and colours so cool......great capture. Congrats on the feature.
Steve_Webster PRO
 
Steve_Webster May 27, 2014
Great capture, fabulous focus
jerzgrl51
 
jerzgrl51 May 27, 2014
Awesome capture!
olliereid
 
olliereid May 27, 2014
Pilot
HectorRivera PRO
 
HectorRivera May 27, 2014
Good eye
hotpixel
 
hotpixel May 27, 2014
Amazing !!
annharris
 
annharris May 27, 2014
Wow, Wow. Wow!
lito
 
lito May 27, 2014
Beautiful capture!
westi PRO+
 
westi May 27, 2014
Well deserved. Amazingly sharp, nice composition and a creative capture.
Almost doesn't look real. Very nice.
debhall PRO+
 
debhall May 27, 2014
OMG! Stunning shot! Well deserved feature!
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik May 27, 2014
Excellent capture!
peggyclark0319 PRO
 
peggyclark0319 May 27, 2014
Amazing...........a once in a life time shot!
terrybm
 
terrybm May 27, 2014
WOW!!!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE May 28, 2014
Amazing, one of a kind capture! Congrats on your Feature!!
brandinichols
 
brandinichols May 28, 2014
Fantastic!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 28, 2014
Amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
iamamitaggarwal
 
iamamitaggarwal May 29, 2014
Lovely Timing... Nice Colors..
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson May 29, 2014
What a superb shot, congrats with the feature.
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salmakhan May 29, 2014
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kesdarwin
 
kesdarwin May 29, 2014
Priceless! Nice shot! :-)
LionesLens
 
LionesLens May 29, 2014
Congratulations
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LionesLens May 29, 2014
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LesleyRoy
 
LesleyRoy June 03, 2014
I loved how you managed the DOF. It really made the shot stand out. And did you see the little fly on the ridge of the eye? I also love the colours. It a wonderful shot.
luvmyboys99
 
luvmyboys99 June 04, 2014
awesome!!
Cindi_Tonkovich
 
Cindi_Tonkovich June 05, 2014
You are very patient. LOL> Great shot!
CherylG
 
CherylG June 08, 2014
Precious capture!! Love this!! :)
naturesart
 
naturesart June 09, 2014
Great capture well done
PBeale
 
PBeale June 13, 2014
wow!!! great capture. I love it!
photosue50
 
photosue50 June 14, 2014
awesome shot!!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life July 06, 2014
bahahahaa !!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi July 14, 2014
amazing capture !
bennettimages
 
bennettimages July 16, 2014
Awesome Shot!
Jules66
 
Jules66 October 01, 2014
Very well captured ! ;)
tammieleeferrell PRO
 
tammieleeferrell October 06, 2014
A once in a life time capture. Great photo!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry November 24, 2014
Whahaha
Redcow
 
Redcow December 17, 2014
Fantastic image! Congratulations!
JoseV
 
JoseV January 24, 2015
Excellent shot
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman February 24, 2015
What an odd portrait of a friendship. I really like this shot. It's very well taken. Congrats on the feature.
DanniM PRO+
 
DanniM March 05, 2015
Full speed ahead!! I absolutely love this picture. What a great capture! Your patience paid off.
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson March 08, 2015
Excellent shot with great clarity.
Roussou
 
Roussou April 03, 2015
Excellent capture, your patience payed off
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb May 07, 2015
amazing shot
hosseinalavi
 
hosseinalavi May 23, 2015
I like it ... Thanks bmeiri :)
vincentspratling
 
vincentspratling May 27, 2015
Gorgeous.
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter July 18, 2015
Amazing capture, great work. - Jake
vojce PRO+
 
vojce July 20, 2015
fantastic capture congrats
robmoore_2956
 
robmoore_2956 July 26, 2015
That is just too cool. Great texture and perfect light.
terrihowe
 
terrihowe July 28, 2015
Great capture
huntertenbroeck
 
huntertenbroeck August 11, 2015
Wow, nice shot !
Imageering PRO+
 
Imageering January 27, 2016
Loving this one. :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
Kruger Park, South Africa
Time
Morning
Lighting
Used the ambient light, the sun was pretty low and it was a little cloudy and it created warm colors
Equipment
Pentax K5 and Sigma 70-200mm lens. I shot it from the car
Inspiration
The two eyes of both the Impala and the bird, and the interaction between them.
Editing
Some sharpening and contrast, and this is a cropped image. The original image was a little further away
In my camera bag
Pentax K7 and K5 bodies with a variety of lenses, depending on the type of trip and photography: 10-20 and 17-50 for landscapes 100mm macro as well as 35mm macro 50mm F1.4 for low light and shallow depth of field photos 70-200mm and 300mm for wildlife and birds Graduated filter for landscape photography A compact carbon fiber tripod is also with me on every trip. Sometime a flash. Batteries, charges, memory cards, cleaning kit, shutter release remote
Feedback
Drive through smaller roads so that other cars won't come buy and ruin your scene. Patience. Lots of it. I spent about two hours near this group of Impalas by the road. I stopped the car quite a distance from them and only when they started ignoring me I moved in a little closer until I was 1-2 meters from then. I disabled any sounds made by the camera. turned the engine off and waited for opportunities. Camera settings should be balanced out. In low light conditions (early morning and cloudy) use the lowest speed possible and the shake reduction on your lens/camera, and keep your arm steady on the card window. Use the highest ISO that the camera will allow without noticeable amount of noise. Close the aperture as much as the light conditions allow. Shoot either early or late in the day and pay attention to the direction of the sun.

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