One animal that we saw at the Etosha National Park in droves of hundreds were zebras. These striped beauties were everywhere with lots of babies too.
On our return to the camp the sun was setting in a golden glow and a herd of zebra were walking into the sunset creating dust for a wonderful effect.
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dip (23844) 2011-06-29 22:47
what a dreamly scene!
amazing colors and lighting,excellent captured and composed,
I've just "discovered" your account,congratulations for your wonderful portfolio!
wolf38 (31284) 2011-06-29 22:57
Hi Wanda. Golden light, best composition. A dreamlike atmosphere. Here the National Park shows its best side. Well seen and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Ricx (13495) 2011-06-29 23:24
Hi Wanda, what a tri you are having.. Its lovely watching both of your galleries... I just love the image .. how the sun has picked up the grass seeds and dust.. to the Zebra "posing" for you... congrats and hope you have a wonderful balance of the trip. Rich
besnard (55105) 2011-06-29 23:38
Un superbe cliché bien composé, de très belles couleurs, tout ceci me rappelle le merveilleux voyage que j'ai fait dans ce pays et que je ne suis pas prète d'oublier.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
sevy (15367) 2011-06-29 23:48
What a wonderful light! We also have the zebra looking back to us and making a link with the reader of the picture and his fellows walking away in the misty background. A nature photo with a real atmosphere. I like.
simplyoga (6494) 2011-06-29 23:51
What a beautiful photo with a beautiful light..
The warm colours feel good in the eye..
I really love the light on the edge of the grass
Ilducabianco (940) 2011-06-30 1:27
as above-mentioned, here the atmosphere is dreamy, Etosha offers many possibilities for excellent shots.I don't know if there is some PP in this image or that is what you saw with your eyes, however that may be the composition already is deserving by itself.The effect given by the golden light coming from the right on the grass bent by the wind has something mystical.
HimalAnda (10303) 2011-06-30 2:23
The golden light is wonderful. You managed to catch the zebra in a perfect position, looking toward the photographer.
bukitgolfb301 (37728) 2011-06-30 4:35
Hi my dear Wanda
Another great shot with much impact coming!
The best one of month from you, I am sure.
Very tatseful significant impressive shot as usual.
Perfect light control, marvelous sharpness in the detail and well considerd composition from your high sense as usual and as always!!!!
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very hot Tokyo,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-30 4:55
a captivating light and composition. The little flashes of gold on the fg grasses and the dusty gold horizon makes this simply beautiful. A striking image and wonderfully conceived presentation. Awesome!
Regards - Brian
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-06-30 5:02
wow the light here is simply fantastic! It really is, with different light it would just a normally interesting photo, but this is outstanding! And the zebra looking back is only a bonus!
Well done, Ivana
Bartleby (13552) 2011-06-30 5:34
Geez! This is wonderful! The warm toning, the zebras walking away in the BG and this FG one. I could stare at this for ages!
ricochet (9696) 2011-06-30 10:26
Fantastic picture of wildlife and great atmosphere with this beautiful warm light! Superb photographic work!
chawax (19840) 2011-06-30 12:21
The setting sun creates a very strange and beautiful light and atmosphere. I love it !
smarcell (19963) 2011-06-30 12:56
The magic light of the sunset makes this image very special. You managed the exposure perfectly.
jjcordier (79040) 2011-06-30 14:10
Quelle lumière! Fantastique photo à l'atmosphère extraordinaire.
daddo (25819) 2011-06-30 17:37
Wanda, this is a glorious shot. I only wish that I had taken it so that I could paint it. The light is enchanting in the way the other animals merge with the light and their shapes become more and more ephemeral, in the way the specks of light on the grass render the foreground alive and in the overall glow. Subtle yet dramatic.Masterful control of a difficult setting. A shot worthy of much praise. My sincere compliments. Klaudio.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-30 18:56
nice wild life shot U have taken in the golden hour....nice composition with the zebra...
nice landscape shot with good diagonal composition...
Wonderful atmosphere,good exposoure controlled & excellent light management and colour tones,good sharpness,very nice POV...good shot...
Waylim (25368) 2011-06-30 21:53
Fantastic shot, not only a wonderful wildlife shot, but also a beautiful sunset shot. love the glow of the light from the side that illuminated the dusty dry air, I can almost feel the heat, and also the specks of light that shine on the weeds. The zebra is also in good details in this light, such a dream like image, takes me back to my trip in Kenya and Tanzania. Love to be here perhaps soon.
yquem46 (38750) 2011-07-01 14:16
Que c'est beau !
Quelle lumière splendide et couleurs de soleil couchant
Belle compo de ces différents plans à contre jour
Après 2 safaris au Kenya et Tanzanie, il me tarde de retourner en Afrique
papera (14158) 2011-07-01 14:24
Namibia seems to have a magical light - as for Andre's shot I commented earlier today, there is something oneiric about it that fascinates me completely.
I fully agree with klaudio and his critique - I could have not found better words than his to comment on your photo.
have a good weekend,
npecanhuk (70060) 2011-07-01 17:37
A magnificent wild mood created by the superb management of light, beautiful colors, excellently chosen pov and harmonious composition with those animals, their environment and those weather conditions!
I love it!
TFS - congrats,
patdeph (35748) 2011-07-02 2:17
difficult to critique such a picture,what could I say,except that I think that zebras are the some of the most beautiful animals on Earth,and that the light is splendid,there is no word strong enough to describe such a light and the effect it as created in the dust and in the grasses.
magalik (6103) 2011-07-02 5:36
It's a beautiful shot, looks like a shot taken by an animal reporter. I'm particularly in love with the atmosphere you succeeded to get and to transmit. Really great.
Really a luck that this zebra turned its head like this too. And you didn't miss it ! Very nice composition.
A great shot which would have its place in a review.
Compliments and thanks for sharing it.
siudzi (34141) 2011-07-02 5:48
What a shot!! Really amazing work with such a great light and warm tones. Love it! Congrats!
ymrk (15015) 2011-07-02 8:32
wonderful "gothic" light your took dear Wanda..Magnificent other details and perspective..Cheers,
tcht (7565) 2011-07-02 9:49
wow ...what a shot, wanda! straight to my favs...the golden light is so typical of the african plains and here there's great depth with the silhouettes of the zebras in the backround. lighting is very well managed. good work!
Nard (6972) 2011-07-03 4:22
What a magnificent picture with this pastel sky and the dust raised by the animals which makes as a kind of mist on the grass. The golden light is really beatiful and I like also the strong sharpness and the foreground and then the blurred background. great shot of a splendid instant
zanzi (13670) 2011-07-03 10:43
Awesome light !
I have the impression that we are following these zebras and the last one is waiting for us.
tusharkmandal (3173) 2011-07-03 10:47
Really regret to miss this one. Wow.. What a picture. The golden light and the mist is so perfect. The look of the zebra and the stripes across his whole body is awesome. A great one. Really a jewel in TE gallery.
SnapRJW (31627) 2011-07-05 22:57
Hello Wanda - You have captured the atmosphere of an Etosha sunset beautifully. I love the detail of golden sunlight on grass, the clouds of dust and the zebra (who look like they are heading home. A magical image. Best regards Rosemary
JFS (32459) 2011-07-06 10:29
What a beautiful scene! Lovely composition and excellent presentation, the light is unique!
leyman (6) 2011-07-15 1:35
So beautiful. The light ... the dust ... it makes a great image. Love it !
RPoole5552 (1812) 2011-07-15 19:17
I like it! The lighting and composition make the shot. Thanks for sharing.
kato (11630) 2011-08-08 5:40
You're capturing well this nature scenry by fantastic touch, so it's always impressive and interesting to see great nature of Africa. The focus is suitable for the zebra in this side well, and a lot of zebras in the other side are give good atmosphere. And, the evening sun that pours down over the earth and the sky is drawn out fantastic atmosphere for the whole.
elkab (4951) 2011-09-07 7:13
Another fantastic shot with surreal world. Extrem beauty of the light and colors. Atmosheric and moody composition with fine depth of view. Perfect done
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-06-22 7:54
What a beautiful shot! Zebras in amazing beautiful color of setting sun. I like the first zebra is sharp but the others are pretty mystical in haze...maybe a lion is lying and waiting in the grass! I visited Etosha less than three months ago so I can feel the atmosphere and warmth of evening.
Best wishes, Kaisa
By the way...wow, you have several great photos. Thanks for sharing them :-)
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6, RAW
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Eric's Favs, mon hommage à l'Afrique, Sunset shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-29 22:32
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