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Copyright: Jaco van Rensburg (jacojvr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 154 N: 530] (4023)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
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Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 0:28
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This family was sleeping when I arrived Lory Bird Park in Midrand. They have a great variety of indigenous birds,especially hawks and eagles but unfortunately you have to photograph them through this very thick and dense wire mesh. I manage to snap a few good ones of these guys...


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excellent sharpness and details here jaco :)
superb colors and beautiful depth :)

happy new year :)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-01-01 1:10]
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Beautfiul shot with good details,sharpness & colors. Well done.
Happy New Year.

Hi Jaco, wonderful catch of the meerkat. Everything is spot on for color, compo, pov. The blurring is nice, too. TFS. Sorry my bag is empty.

I know what you mean about the cage wires, they irritate me. I reckon the only thing is to get permission to go in during a feeding or a show.

Awesome capture. I love the pose and expression on his (and he is obviously a he) face.


great shot.....hilarious. tfs!

Happy new year Jaco!
Very well done! I like the expression of this animal! The sharpness is perfect and the colour and blur of the background match perfectly!
Greetings from Switzerland where is it raining this morning,

Hello Jaco,

What a funny little fellow for yolur first posting for 2007...


Pablo -


What a Cutie, Jaco.
Goede foto het jy geneem.
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar.
Fijne dag,
Groetem Jan

wow lovely gue!

Beautfiul shot with good details,sharpness and colors.
Happy New Year!


Hello Jaco,

Excllent work, grray colors Bg POV DOF nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

Hi Jaco,

Great moment to capture this seemingly very interesting creature. I do like the compo here. Cheers always man.

Happy New Year.


Beautiful shot. Very sharp and clear.
Happy New Year.

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2007-01-01 12:08]
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Hello Jaco, you have got him at his most attentive mood. Certainly something caught this little guy's attention and distracted him while you shot the photo. Nice and crisp. Nice colours as well. Thanks


And very well indeed Jaco!

Happy New Year! Looks like he saw an attractive female (^_^).
Very sharp details and expression .
Tight framing working well here.

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-01-01 13:52]
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A nice portrait, Jaco, you captured well the intimity of the animal. The use of DOF is great.


Wonderful capture on the little guy. Interesting POV and good DOF. Keeps the focus on the face where it should be. Nice frame.

Hi there!
Lovely shot! I like the composition and your DOF really highlights this cute little creature!
Nice pose as well!

I will have to show my wife this one Jaco, she loves these guys. Good capture, lovely colour and sharp detail. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tamar Tranquillity III’

Hmmm great shot! Ek dink nie die ringkoppe kan enigiets fout kry hier nie - great DOF, lig in die oë, ghoens in die sonlig :)

Hi Jaco,
Fantastic shot! Very good DOF, tight composition gives more impact. Very sharp and detailed.
Happy New Year,

hie hie hie

Hmmm, ja baie opgewonde... moes dit opmerk... baie skerp foto!
goed geneem

Excellent Jaco. I like your DOF which gives our full attention to the Meerkat.He's certainly awake and very alert now! Very sharp and well captured considering the wire fence. TFS. Best wishes for 2007. Cheers, Pat.

Hi Jaco,

A very good photo of this meerkat! Very sharp in details with nice DOF!

Well done!

Mooie stokstaart en een signaal vir 2007 ^__^
*/ later

Hi Jaco,
I have not seen this animal before, and you are presenting it beautifully. Best wishes. Danilo

hello jaco!
excellent shot, great sharpness and DOF.


happy new year!!

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-01-02 7:16]
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haha.......... I love this photo!What a grest shot! I have have seen a meerkat in this posture!! You've snapped this animal on the right moment!!
A grest sharpness!!!A simple and wel choosen frame!!

Greetings janneke

Hi Jaco, lovely portrait with splendid details, great pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-01-02 10:49]
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Hi Jaco

Fantastic shallow depth of field, zoom & sharpness in this superb wildlife shot. Good framing in an off centred position. Tfs!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-02 14:25]
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Hello Jaco,
Beautiful outlook. good lightly and colors a disposition full picture.

All for the year I wish new 2007 to property and your family.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-02 16:08]
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Hi Jaco,
very nice shot, you did excellent shooting through the mesh. Like the pose of this meercat. Great job on the OOF BG.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-01-02 17:22]
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Hi Jaco,
You've done very well with this beautiful composition with excellent DOF, sharpness and colors. This is very well done. Especially uner these conditions.

Nice shot of an intersting animal. The image is sharp with a nice out of focus background that gives all the attention to the subject.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-01-02 21:31]
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Hi Jaco,
very cute indeed! Great capture.
Well done.

Hi jaco.

What a cheeky chappy you have on display for us here, so crisp and clear and with the blurry background, this adds so much to the overall effect, welldone.


Funny picture, Jaco! The pose reminds me of our gophers. Nice and sharp, perfectly cropped and framed.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-01-03 16:02]
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He looks pretty happy to me..haha...

Excellent sharpness here Jaco, well done.

and Happy New Year to you.

Cheers Dawn.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-01-03 17:17]
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Hi Jaco,
What a pretty little animal! It poses proudly for you! :)
I like the natural colors and textures on its fur. Good DOF and light!Bravo! Annie

Hi Jaco. This is wonderful animal to see. Your timing was good to get him in this pose! Good clarity and colours, especially as through the mesh you mention. We all run into this headache at times, but your result shows no sign of it. Well shown. Murray.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-01-04 5:47]
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lol... what a cuty Jaco... seem to me he is still "Blurrry" 1/2 sleeping. They are gorgous animal to take photoshots with.

Nice composition, colours, details and sharpness. Well captured, thanks for sharing


Hi Jaco,
Excellent portrait of the meerkat. I like the blurred background and sharp, fine details of his body.. great pose and colors :-) Very good shot, Bravo!
With BEST Regards,

What a great photo -- impeccable in every aspect. The DOF is perfect. The contrast and sharpness is a big wow. Great emotion captured as well. TFS.


Hello Jaco,
What a cute little fella :))
Nicely done, great portrait!

Sharp and good DOF
Great shot (no super shot)

Hello Jaco! Beautiful colours and sharpness! Very good details! Nice perspective!
Well done!

This is a wonderful photo - I think everone has said what I would want to!
Keep up the good work

Wow. A capture worthy of National Geographic! Excellent sharpness, colours, metering, and fantastic use of the shallow DOF.
Great work - thank you for sharing it!

super one my friend

Im partial w/ animal photos. It must have been a very fast reflex taking this shot. You did it well. DOF is perfect.

Hello Jaco,
greeting for 2007, all the best for you and your family,
lovely picture you got, very humorist too ;-) we can all see he is a male,
well done and TFS,

Trop mignon ! Belle image.

He's so pretty!

Photo très amusante!!

Hi Jaco,
Fantastic sharpness and detail.
His expression and moment caught is priceless!

Very cool image Jaco. I like how his tail points back at him drawing attention to his face. Well see and well captured.


Congratulations on this fine image. Very good close up.

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  • bemawu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 58 N: 75] (1641)
  • [2007-02-06 19:07]

Hi Jaco, superb detail and a nice out of focus background drawing all the attention to your object. Nice composition with no disturbance in the background. Nice one.

ABSOFAB picture! :)

Great moment is caught here! :)

All is great on this photo, i tell you Wow! very good job.

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