Water buffalos in Timor-Leste and in most developing countries are used by farmers to help run the rice paddies (soften the soils) before the farmers are planting the rice. When the buffalos are not working, they often go find grass to eat, sleeping under the shade of tree or swimming in the water. Along the coast and rice paddies in the eastern part of Timor Leste, I saw these buffalos swimming in the mud so I stopped and took some shots and this is one of them. Hope you enjoy.
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Loucoz (592) 2008-12-01 10:38
Very nice composition, i first thought it was a sculpture
thanks for sharing
maglex (1980) 2008-12-01 10:53
Hi Zesopol, very nice composition of this close up shot of water buffalos. I like very much the texture of their backs protruding out of the muddy water. I converted it to BW, allow me to post please. Thanks for sharing...Alex
limule (4176) 2008-12-01 12:48
beautiful picture , I like the fact there is just one colour and alos , all the cows are somehow moving in the sam direction whihc is very good for the eye.
Joanamag (106) 2008-12-01 13:05
Really interesting composition... very original!
And the close up... quite brave!
pauloog (11745) 2008-12-01 13:40
The mud almost drops from my screen. Very well done with an excellent composition.
bisok (931) 2008-12-01 15:40
This is really very good composition. I like the picture very much. You have an eye for taking pictures !!!
dvlazar (6644) 2008-12-01 20:06
Great capture of the beasts in mud. The way they fill the frame is great - with those funny expressions and huge horns.
CMJC (3970) 2008-12-01 23:57
nice and impressive shoot
but why so much grey water? was it a catastroph or is it the usal water?
apostolis (58) 2008-12-02 3:01
nibspics (358) 2008-12-02 15:22
Fantastic picture. Perfect composition and the texture in the mud combine for a wonderful capture.
siamesa (27701) 2008-12-03 14:21
An interesting and nice composition. Excellent effects and a very beautiful colour.
Congratulations and TFS
Flavia (10352) 2008-12-05 17:47
Uma foto impressionante destes bufalos completamente cobertos de lama. A compsicao e a qualidade sao impressionantes. Parabens! Seria tao bom ter uma pequena nota na foto para podermos saber um pouco mais sobre o local ja que o Timor Leste tem tanto para ser mostrado. Bela galeria a sua. Espero que continue postando e participando do site com criticas e sugestoes.
Vasa (16658) 2008-12-07 13:49
Hi Zesopol, friend,
the picture never seen. You char incredible scene. All compliments freind. So glad to see it and to meet you.
Colombiana (2949) 2008-12-07 22:32
Wow, how did you manage to take this photo? Excellent,
Regards from Miami
bukitgolfb301 (33540) 2008-12-14 0:28
Best angle and best shutter chance.
Congratulation on your great job !
kiks (11743) 2008-12-14 8:19
I indeed enjoy this photo, the scene is something that i've never seen before and i also like the diagonal lines on it that you cretae with the composition. Thanks also for the inofrmative note.
bosskokoss (2272) 2008-12-14 8:58
Hello Zesopol. Very orginal composition, ideal capture and good
sharpness. Congratulation Piotr.
Manolo (398) 2008-12-16 11:13
An incredible effect transforming the buffalos and the scene in kind of sculpture. A masterpiece!
niphredil76 (850) 2008-12-16 16:13
this is really a beautiful one!
Great POV and the use of a grandangular lens make an outstanding deep and perspective!
I also like the composition and the grey color, nhancing the graphic feelings of the whole image.
Footprints (68) 2008-12-17 8:17
Wonderful! I can't decide if I want to suggest a wider lens because it would look even better, or if it is just so good I want to see even more...
hdl (6995) 2008-12-21 12:11
Hi. They look more like mud buffalos than water buffalos. This is a great composition! I like this one a lot.
Karsten71 (359) 2008-12-23 13:52
Zesopol, love the monochrome look of this photo... nice composition too, looking at it for too long makes my head spin... ;-)
bigboroboy (1098) 2008-12-23 23:44
I think this is my favourite shot from your gallery. I love the way the animals really fill the frame.
atri_ray (27) 2008-12-24 1:27
i love this picture... you can almost feel the movement/ direction of the herd. the grey mud also reminds me of crocodiles in Sunderbans of West Bengal, India.
thanks for sharing,
iren_k (141) 2008-12-28 11:02
Very interesting composition, greatly captured! nice angle, very professionally done!
specialist (1173) 2009-01-07 3:53
what a great shot. I didn't know buffalos would pose for photographers ;)
good work friend
tinvin (432) 2009-01-11 4:23
funny composition and even the perspective. its just like a procession of carabaos (water buffalos) in a mud pool
ingvar (2086) 2011-02-17 17:56
As a good painter, and I consider myself a such, I see this great shot as the world situation from economic, social and political standpoint.
As we all know - we got to the point that every little wave - it will be much! Worldwide, I think.
Well, this came to my mind when I saw this photo, and I leave my comment and the highest rating!
Very well done!
I shake your hand!
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-06-11 2:00
very good the fake b/w
excellent daily moment
i like very much the eyes of the animals
very strong photo
- Copyright: Zesopol C Caminha (zesopol) (258)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-30
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 10:32
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