this is the local version of a Taxi in the ancient rock city of Petra in Jordan. This guy was just sitting there in front of the treasury, waiting for customers.
In my opinion, the most impressing part of Petra is the 1 mile long gorge called the Siq that leads from the modern town of Wadi Moussa to the treasury. I might show a picture from there later.
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Waylim (22349) 2012-07-13 22:23
What A cool and funny shot, I love it. I have seen the camel up close and personal, but not with this funny expression. Excellent sharpness on the nose and those crooked teeth. This is almost too close for comfort :) I can almost smell the breath.
bukitgolfb301 (30039) 2012-07-14 13:43
Hi dear Daniel
What a great descriptrion for the great portrait for the camel. I like this bold cropped zooming appraoch very much. So sharp / clear presentation due to F 9 is admirable as usual. Your work is always great by getting good daylight.
Thanks for your good work and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
annjackman (13177) 2012-07-15 4:32
This is a very funny shot that has also been well taken with a super out of focus BG so that there is nothing to distract from this wonderful face. I like the close crop and the colours - very well done.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-07-15 20:44
This looks rather funny from this shooting angle until we look closely with those teeth! The clarity is great and shallow dof emphasizes the details and striking colors. I particularly love the pose, the eyes and the catchlights. Splendid closeup work again, Congrats, TFS
clic (10977) 2012-07-16 17:42
First, this guy has a bad dentition and shouldn't smile like so to show it !!
Anyway, this picture is a fine anatomy lesson, beautifully decorated by the harness.
According to it's expression, it seems ready to spit at someone who doesn't pay full fare!!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-07-17 18:28
A face that only a mother could love. This one almost appears to be winking. I like that the photo is focused on that slimy mother. Nice work...I look forward to more from Petra.
bornav (436) 2012-07-18 2:12
This is an incredible portrait photo of the camel! The focussing and depth of field along with the blurred background are perfect.
It'd have been nice, if you could frame the image vertically.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-07-24 13:59
fantastica l'espressione di questo cammello ripresa con un taglio stretto e degli ottimi colori,
JudyR (1657) 2012-08-02 17:45
HI Daniel -- What an incredible portrait of this camel. With all the nose in front, his eyes still seem to be heading forward. I love the curled lip. Makes me want to duck. He really looks like he wants to spit. Great movement and anticipation. Wonderful. Judy
claudeD (24163) 2012-08-20 13:15
Very fine and funny picture showing this amazing taxi. I like the perfect sharpness. very good portrait shot with perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Zuzana_Stefkova (980) 2012-08-24 15:58
sooo funny, it brought me immediately back to Petra. More than that, I tried to get a close picture of a camel, but I was not successful. Yours is just perfect, great crop and great moment captured. I would already be worried from being so close ...
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2013-02-16 8:48
Now thats an expression and a half :) Really cool and unique shot of this hairy taxi, you have captured a brilliant amount of personality with him. Excellent DOF too, bringing him blazing to the front so well.
All the best
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (3869)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-21
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-13 15:10