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Meet Mr Ed's African Nephew

Meet Mr Ed's African Nephew
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Copyright: Edwin OWO (OWO) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 1:2.8 L IS + EF 1.4x II, Sigma EX Multi-Coated UV 77mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Humor..., Namibia 2005 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-17 7:13
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most of us will remember (or else heard of) Mr Ed, the famous talking horse. What's been kept a closely guarded secret for many years is now in the open. In Namibia explorers have come across Mr Ed's nephew...a talking Zebra.

Photo's are scares but I've managed to find one to share the big news (apart from the financial crisis) of today.

Due to almost nil time (am studying) one of the old shoebox photo's.

Shot in RAW
Converted in DPP. Saved as TIFF after sharpening
Opened in PS CS3: increased clarity, saturation.
Cropped slightly
Velvia plugin CS3
Resized and framed.
Sharpened a little bit more
Converted to JPEG

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Hi Edwin:
This is such a unique captute in that you have caught this guy in action:)
Very sharp with details and good saturation & contrast,
The crop along with dof, all works so well and a wornderful nature capture!!!

Wow, what a ferocious looking Zebra Edwin!
I never think of them like this, kinda scary :)
Great shot, well placed subject in the verticle frame,
really good lighting and clarity.
Unique shot.
- Vincent

Hey Edwin,

Geweldig grappige foto! Hij is erg mooi scherp en de kleuren helder.
Erg mooi gedaan!

TFS Groetjes Simone

Great capture.. good, blurred BG really makes the zebra stand out. Perfect timing. Excellent lighitng and good focus.


Great shot!

Wow Edwin! Extraordinary details and clarity. What an expression you have captured here.

I love the title- I used to watch Mr. Ed with my old aunt before she passed away. Excellent crop and management of the lighting.

Very well done!

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  • niraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 3 N: 96] (2076)
  • [2008-03-17 7:47]

Hello Edwin,
Nice take here, love the details and the lighting. thanks for sharing,bye.

hahahhahahh hoe komisch!!!
Mr. Ed... da's echt lang geleden zeg!
Wij waren bij ons in de buurt de enigen die tv hadden, dus altijd steevast een hok vol als Mr. Ed op tv kwam... zooo'n leuke tijd... mooie herinneringen...

Een leuke, heel vrolijke foto Edwin... Gaaf!


Good one Edwin
A pleasure to look at.. sharp.. good light control ..
the subject comes nicely 'in' from the side .. and a extra bonus..
It is very humoristic.


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  • andrei Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 1 N: 226] (1664)
  • [2008-03-17 13:47]

Good colour and light. Sharp where it needs to be. Love the humor in the photo.

Phew, he has a bad breath :)) excellent timing and beautiful capture.. well done


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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-03-17 21:28]

what a capture, the details and sharpness is just amazing. love the pose with mouth wide open, good timing. very well done, Edwin

Met het maken en hier laten zien heb je ook B gezegt, Edwin.
Prachtige foto met de bush als background.
Groeten van Jan

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-03-18 3:59]

ha, excellent capture !
Congrats !!!

ps.A bit more space in front of him would've been great

Hello Edwin,
LOL, before this I critiqued Zebra shot...and the zebras there were very quite peaceful one.
Here , he seems to be angry, and yelling. :D
Excellent expressions. TFS

Hoi Edwin,
Great this Mr. Big Mouth :-) Excellent sharp portrait of this pyjama horse. Perfect presentation in the black frame.

good timing and profile portrait

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  • viawia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 32 N: 858] (3893)
  • [2008-03-18 21:42]

OH I have to compete in a contest with a photo of the best smile from a stranger and this will suit it so well. Wish I could get around to have mr Ed's nephew smile for me LOL

Very good and funny shot!!
Crisp detail right to the teeth (that seems to need a dentist).



Hij is fijn Edwin!

Het kunnen best humeurige beesten zijn, but you have captured this moment well. Lovely how all the tiny details stand out here.

Fun posting.


Hello Edwin!
Perfect momment!
Good capture!
Lovely composition with nice point of view!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

What a great moment to capture, with his top lip wrinkled up so that we can see his teeth!
The blurred green background helps to make him pop out.

Wonderful colors, Edwin!
This shot is very nice :)


Stunning, Good DOF, Colour.

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