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Runner Up in Animals In Monochrome Photo Contest
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12 Comments | Report
p_eileenbaltz
 
p_eileenbaltz June 09, 2016
Fantastic! I love it. :)
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 April 04, 2017
Never thought I'd use the word adorable about a photo of rhinos, but this really is. Perfect timing! Congratulations on being a finalist.
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone May 20, 2017
Wonderful.
steffendvel
 
steffendvel May 05, 2018
Where did they stop?
bobtoye Platinum
 
bobtoye May 12, 2018
As much as I enjoy your portraits and fantasy pieces, gotta say this is my favorite image of all. The size, power, movement and speed are fully displayed and captured. The b/w is the perfect call as well. Beautiful!
KarenMcClymont
 
KarenMcClymont November 23, 2018
Beautiful shot ๐Ÿ˜Š
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography November 24, 2018
Really cute photo!!
keithart PRO
 
keithart November 09, 2020
fantastic action photo well done.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock November 11, 2020
I can hear the thundering hooves......
_Domenico_
 
_Domenico_ Jan 01
๐Ÿ˜ฒ
CoA
 
CoA Mar 16
Amazing.
ronjudyluv2travel PRO+
 
Incredible capture Imelda!

Behind The Lens

Location
This image is taken at a wildlife reserve in England. The calf is 4 months old in this image.
Time
It was taken on a Winter morning, so the sun is relatively low even though it was about 11am.
Lighting
Obviously, as this is a wildlife image, it is natural light.
Equipment
This is taken on a Canon 6D with a 70-200 2.8L Canon lens and a Canon 2x extender.
Inspiration
I have a passion for wildlife, especially rhinos and elephants. I have been using my photographs to raise awareness of wildlife conservation and also sell them to raise funds. I want people to be aware of the plight that these animals face due to poaching. According to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, last year (2016) 1054 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Believe it or not, this is a reduction in the previous 2 years, but those figures are still shocking, and are probably higher than reported. (Those figures do not include unborn calves or calves left behind which die as a result of being orphaned, so the loss is far higher than these figures suggest). In the last 24 hours (9 March 2017) 13 rhinos have been murdered for their horns in various regions in the country. This has to stop. Rhino horns are not medicine, and this is such a senseless and tragic crime. You can see a full post on how you can help here: https://www.facebook.com/PhotographybyImelda1/posts/633759586818067
Editing
The image was originally colour, and was converted to black and white in Photoshop. Distracting elements were removed and the background partially replaced to make it less distracting. I added contrast and then did a lot of dodging and burning to make the image stand out, and added a vignette to draw the eyes to the rhinos.
In my camera bag
I have a canon 6D, a Canon EF 70-200 2.8L, a canon EF24-105 f4 and a canon 2x extender for need wildlife. I also try and carry a reflector and a grey card, and at least one speed light, as you never know when you need an extra bit of light, although my wildlife is all natural light for obvious reasons.
Feedback
My first bit of advice would be to be very patient! Watch the animals, get an idea of their behaviour and wait for your moment. You will need a shutter speed high enough to freeze the motion, and the aperture small enough to get a decent depth of field. I will often shoot with auto ISO in these situations as, both depth of field and freezing the motion require me to have control over both. (I usually shoot in full manual, so even going to auto ISO is a stretch for me). With something like this, I shoot a burst of images, so I can choose the best one. I did have a similar one with the baby completely off the ground, but I found the image more pleasing with the mother and baby synchronised in their movement. Find something to lean or use a mono pod, or you will get very tired holding up the camera waiting for your moment. (A tripod is too restricting with the animals unpredictable movement).

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