Stopping by the roadside, we watch the flock of ostriches at an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, often known as the Ostrich capital of the world.
When one goes near them, all the ostriches would move slowly towards you, so I managed to get a close up shot of the 'blue-eyed' ones that were swaying in rhythm!!
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lombra (78) 2011-05-12 5:42
Nice shot! I like the parallelism with the second one in the rear plan
dta (82308) 2011-05-12 5:45
Hello MAy ,
What an excellent and funny capture ! The parallelism between the two heads is outstanding . Good use of the DOF , and very good framing .
Well done .
Dragut (14) 2011-05-12 8:01
Nice view...these two curious...are very funny taken like this...
jemaflor (103065) 2011-05-12 11:43
Funny picture, well seen and taken, perfect focus and strange attitude, good result.
mariani_josep (1) 2011-05-12 22:48
It's a funny photo :)
The DOF is great ... composition is just perfect
daddo (27906) 2011-05-13 6:23
Hi May. Creative shot that has excellent sharpness and light. It is also amusing to our eyes but for them it's just being an ostrich.All the best. Klaudio.
scroller (3445) 2011-05-13 8:01
Hi May Jane,
Just a perfect shot of theese two "little birds" perfect timing and a great sharpness and balance!
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-05-13 8:13
Hello May - I just love the gentle curve of the ostrichs' necks and the slightly tilted heads; they look rather inquisitive. Well composed and effective use of DOF. Best regards Rosemary
macjake (72491) 2011-05-17 11:05
welcome to TE, i think this is my first time visiting your gallery.
this one, for obvious reasons really stood out from a visual standpoint.
and i have to admit, it made me laugh and chuckle, a great way to start my day.
Its as if the second Ostrich is desperately seeking attention!
maloutim (9641) 2011-06-20 2:29
This is an excellent close-up of the ostriches' heads against the blurred background.
I like the composition with the necks tilting towards the right as well as the bulbous eye matching the colour of the sky.
They look really funny and not very clever, true to their reputation.
Congratulations for this capture.
atoti (71) 2011-08-30 6:40
Very interesting pictures, the colours and composition are stunning, I like the sharpness of the first ostrich with the second one being quite blurred. It really adds to the scene.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-10-05 8:29
Hello May... beautiful and nice this photo, well-designed and built in a light blue background. Nice work ... compliments :))
devimeuxbe (58557) 2011-10-30 8:55
really excellent. I like the composition, the sharpness and the funny idea.
Really well done
Waylim (25436) 2012-04-09 14:58
So funny and cute shot. I like it. it is like they are doing a synchronize swaying, or some kind of a choreographed dance move Nice close up and detail of the ostrich, especially on the eye of the main one in light blue, I can almost see you reflection on it. This takes me back to my own trip to Africa.