WolfAvni
WolfAvni

BURCHELL'S ZEBRA



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embas Platinum
 
embas October 21, 2017
Incredible
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 21, 2017
thanks Embas
artyfartylens
 
artyfartylens October 22, 2017
Amazing shot
WolfAvni
WolfAvni October 22, 2017
thanks Ira
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose February 16, 2018
Amazing shot, stunning capture!
WolfAvni
WolfAvni February 19, 2018
thank you Alfredo
vivekkcpatel
 
vivekkcpatel February 19, 2018
wow....powerful click...!!
great job
WolfAvni
WolfAvni February 19, 2018
thank you VIVEC
CobusOosthuizen
 
CobusOosthuizen January 27, 2019
Amazing capture
Check out Challenge- Anything Zebra and consider entering
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WolfAvni
WolfAvni April 29, 2019
thanks Cobus for the opportunity :)
WolfAvni
 
WolfAvni May 21, 2019
thank you Fitzherbert
WolfAvni
 
WolfAvni May 21, 2019
thank you KathyLibby
WolfAvni
 
WolfAvni May 26, 2019
thank you Keith
ronjudyluv2travel PRO+
 
Love this Zebra action! Congratulations!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was shot from the hide at Kumasinga waterhole in the Mkusi wilderness park in northern Kwazulu Natal. Kumasinga is especially popular with birders
Time
I had got to the hide at first light and waited through the morning quiet. At around 10:00am, as the heat of the day built up, game began to move down to water.
Lighting
The African light can be harsh and contrasty... but some high cloud helped soften the harsh shadow.
Equipment
ANikon D3 body with a Nikon 200~400mm f4G ED VRII (which I invariably use with VR turned off). Shot off a Badger beanbag from a hide.
Inspiration
A small family of zebra was drinking at the water edge when another herd came out the bush and approached. I knew the herd stallions were likely to challenge each other for control of all the mares and was ready when they came out to challenge each other.
Editing
simple B&W conversion from the raw, using Capture NX2
In my camera bag
I carry a pair of Nikon D3's and a range of prime lenses 24mm, 55mm macro, 500mm mirror. i also travel with the trinity of 14~24mm f2.8, 80~200mm f2,8 and 200~400mm f4g ED VRII. because much of wildlife shooting is off grid I carry 3 extra batteries per camera body, as
Feedback
The three most important things in nature photography is Patience, patience, and patience. Often you can sit in a waterhole hide and absolutely nothing happens for hours on end. People wander into the hide and when things are quiet, soon wander out again. But sooner or later all animals must drink... and the bush will come to you. The interactions, both intra-species and inter-species are often intense and over as soon as they start. Being aware of animal behaviours and alert to subtle changes and their signals helps one prepare for and anticipate those moments when individuals spark off each other and offer brief windows of intensity.

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