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Monochrome Zebra Portrait

Sometimes the most common of subjects can get another dimension if one looks for compositions different from the norm - Here I tried something different with a shallow depth of field... This zebra is a totally wild animal and the image was taken in Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa

© Rudi van den Heever - LinRu Photography

Image details
Image size
1024x683px 338.1 KB
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Focal Length
500 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 3, 2014, 4:35:22 PM
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Cynthiafaye77's avatar
I <3 zebras! this pic is so clear and beautiful!
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HoremWeb's avatar
Wow, so neat that even my barcode reader would recognize it :D
MachPL's avatar
Great work, very sharp :3 I love your lenses
alyth3cat's avatar
Beautiful. He takes up the whole image with out being overwhelming.
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RezzanATAKOL's avatar
Great composition:)
peterpateman's avatar
Very good composition and choice of DOF.
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RudiVanDenHeever's avatar
Thanks for the feedback guys!
SurroundingForce's avatar
Nice. Great shot, its just like the composition in this picture thats being sold by Ikea.…
RudiVanDenHeever's avatar
Thanks for the compliments George! This IS NOT the photo sold by IKEA, which is a good thing as I do not sell my images for $39.99...
afke11's avatar
I like it a lot like this. Zebra's stripes are wonderful to create depth with.
PhilS1761's avatar
Now imagine the same animal with really great depth, f16 or f22 so that it would be in focus from nose to flank. That would be fantastic. Can your camera handle it?
RudiVanDenHeever's avatar
Even though my equipment can surely handle F16 or F22, the whole idea behind the image was to allow for a very shallow depth of field...
PhilS1761's avatar
So you said, but you did not say why. Have you ever taken or considered taking a similar picture with deep focus? 
danUK86's avatar
fantastic shot, great depth and composition :nod:
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