he sits there undisturbed...ready to pose for the cameras, so i took this shot.
is this a ram? i am not sure. taken at the Los Angeles Zoo.
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Jepoy (32) 2008-04-21 23:04
Im not sure, i havent seen a ram IRL, but great shot though.
messenger1 (1033) 2008-04-21 23:17
Hello, Benedict -
I am not absolutely certain, but I think it is an ibex. "An ibex, commonly called by its French name: bouquetin also called Steinbock in German, is a type of wild mountain goat with large recurved horns that are transversely ridged in front. Ibex are found in Eurasia, North Africa, and East Africa." (Wikipedia). In any event, it's a good image - your POV shows the animal in a good pose revealing a lot of its features; the light is well-managed and I like your choice of slightly off-center framing. Cheers!
rigoletto (34269) 2008-04-22 4:04
I think he is the resurrected Abraham Lincoln... (sorry if it is an insult for American people)
Great zoom with your Tamron. And the focus, as well as the compo is just superb.
belido (19934) 2008-04-22 6:13
nice you are back! Yes, he knows someone is taking pictures of him. I can see his pose. I like the division line where he's seating. Good soft colors and sharpness. Well done!
siamesa (27747) 2008-04-22 14:20
What a bifg horns! I don't what he is, but he is very beautiful animal.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-04-23 3:06
He certainly posed for you. Nice background to make him standout. I like the texture the concrete brings to the image and its two color tone. Good image quality and contrast. Well done! tfs ... I see you have quite a serious camera gear :)
zmey (7335) 2008-04-23 4:04
a nice portrait of this ibex (i think, that's what these are called. oh, now i see, someone already mentioned that). very gracious animal: the dark background helps to accentuate that well.
dareco (17134) 2008-04-23 6:36
Very well done. A really good pose and perfect sharpness. TFS
parbo (11092) 2008-04-24 14:34
Great shot of him while dark background helping splendid contrasts. Very good clarity and sharpness in natural colors. I don't have any idea about is he ram or not. Congratulations.
serp2000 (40634) 2008-04-25 4:46
Probably he is a hare ;))))
Hello, my friend, have a nice week-end!
I saw on the TV, that US is very cheap country after falling $, may be someday I 'll go to America! But not today.
alftrek (3270) 2008-04-28 19:52
I have never seen a ram before so I simply dont know. But this is a nice shot with the "ram" under the sun light contrasted against the dark background. Good decision to use the tree branch as a horizon at 1/3.
COSTANTINO (56763) 2008-05-01 0:56
this photo is somehting different from the usual
and I like it a lot.And me too I am not sure
if its a ram but I am sure that the scene
has an excellent approach.
elherbz (0) 2008-05-03 9:14
Great pic!!!Keep up the good work!
mydrjoe (1240) 2008-05-04 10:58
To me, everything in this photo work is perfect. The contrast between the foreground and the background is perfect to make this capra ibex standout. Excellent.
amazon (12112) 2008-05-08 13:49
no, this is a goat!;))
merhaba benedict after long time,
ı like naturel colours,
very good backraund,
it's very good pose ;)
woozbman (366) 2008-05-15 21:32
Haven't visited your gallery in a while, I see many new wonderful photos. Just love this one, he really is posing for the cameras. The light is perfect, shining on our model and keeping the background dark. OK, chin up a little bit, turn your head to the left, keep your legs close to your body, and... SMILE! Click!
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-07 23:55
Olá Benedict, I don't know what's the right name in English, but he sure is a beauty. Great pose, wonderful soft light, perfect monochromatic background. Good work.
- Copyright: Benedict Ong (Benedict) (7076)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D DIGITAL, Tamron 18-200m, Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/235 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 22:41