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Wilder Beast

Well I'm back:( We had an excellent time, would have liked more time on safari than lying by the pool getting fatter.

I had this type of picture in mind before I went, so I'm pleased I got the opportunity to take it.

Thanks for all your comments on my experiments while I was away.

Wilder Beast

Well I'm back:( We had an excellent time, would have liked more time on safari than lying by the pool getting fatter.

I had this type of picture in mind before I went, so I'm pleased I got the opportunity to take it.

Thanks for all your comments on my experiments while I was away.

comments (27)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2008, 00:51
oh man, this is where your trickery fits perfectly fine, Nig. you achieved an amazing sense of movement here, just fantastic.
If this is any indication of what will follow after your return, man, I'll be waiting every day for your new posts. smile
Nigel Clack: VZ Your'e too kind, I knew I might peak too early if I posted this onewink It is one of my favourites although I still haven't reviewed them all as yet.
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 25 Sep 2008, 01:55
this is delightful.....teach me pls...
Nigel Clack: Cheers Ada, pan with the animal on a slowish shutter speedsmile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Sep 2008, 02:00
Such a wonderful sense of being among the galloping herd...
Great shot, Nigel.
Nigel Clack: Thanks Ray thats what I wanted to convey.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 25 Sep 2008, 03:57
Fantastic image Nigel.
Nigel Clack: Thanks Aussie
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2008, 05:25
Whoa, what an impressive shot. Love the tones in this too. Incredible.
Nigel Clack: Thanks alot Sherri
  • Garrett
  • Washington, USA
  • 25 Sep 2008, 05:43
Really cool. You have a great photoblog going. Keep them coming!
Nigel Clack: Your very kind Garrett, as is yours, I will be travelling through your archives soonsmile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2008, 06:45
you pulled it off perfectly - great shot
Nigel Clack: Cheers Paul
Welcome back Nig...this is a cracker to start off with.
Nigel Clack: Thanks Bill, I am pleased with itsmile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 25 Sep 2008, 08:59
very, very nice. I love it.
Nigel Clack: Cheers alot Brian.
Superb shot. The sense of movement is very powerful. So was this trip a sort of photographic safari? Hope your trophies are all on disc and not stuffed for the wall!
Nigel Clack: Every trip is a photographic onewink No it wasn't specifically a photo one, the wife wouldn't come with me if it wassmile
Excellent Nigel! A fantastic way to arrive back.
Nigel Clack: On the back of a beastwink
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2008, 14:22
beauty Nig. mal
Nigel Clack: Cheers mal
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 25 Sep 2008, 15:52
stunning image Nigel, great work indeed and glad to hear you had a great time smile
Nigel Clack: Thanks alot tim
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2008, 16:15
oh.......stunning!
Nigel Clack: oh thankyousmile
Welcome back smile

Awesome image! Nice colors. Everything blurred except some vital parts of the animal ==> Good Work!
Nigel Clack: Cheers Paul on both accounts
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 25 Sep 2008, 21:25
dazzling stuff Nigel ! likeyed smile
Nigel Clack: I likey your commentgrin
Very nice action photo!
You hear almost sounds from their progress.
Good composition and nice color scale!
Nigel Clack: Lucky you cant smell themwink
I have seen east type of compositions somewhere, with horses, I create to remember. I do not have nor idea as it is possible to be obtained. I congratulate to you because aesthetically is very nice!

Ahh, Likey for my! wink
Nigel Clack: Thank you very much Josesmile
This is great, you can feel the forces in play just by looking at this picture!
Nigel Clack: Thats good thensmile
  • Rachael
  • United States
  • 26 Sep 2008, 14:36
This looks like a fine painting. It's quite a beautiful photo.
Nigel Clack: Hello and thanks very Rachael.
Oh man I wanna go back to Africa.............
Nigel Clack: When and where did you go Brad?
Well,born and raised in S.A but I left there in '81. My last trip back was in '04 when I went to Zambia, Botswana (Chobe! 100,000 elephants!) and S.A. Saving my frequent flyer miles so I can get back there hopefully in in 2010. Where were you?
Nigel Clack: We did a package safari in Kenya, from Nairobi to the Mara and back, then a week in Mombassa chillin. Definitely want to do another one ASAP.
Fabulous image. Great feeling of movement and speed.
Thanks for visiting my photoblog. smile I have been visiting yours, but don't always comment.
Nigel Clack: Hi nice to know your looking, I havent been to yours for a while as I was in Kenya he he.
I'm very impressed!

You rise a professionnal level Nigel!

Print it, frame it, sell it and become rich.

Congratulations!
Nigel Clack: Lol, you are very kind Remi, I will certainly trysmile
hello nigel...since i have been away it seems you have too. where did you go?...seems close to my neck of the woods. Great shot of the buffalo...and different to the norm. Remi is right, this is a print! Looking forward to going thru your archives to catch up.
Nigel Clack: Hi Liam, we did a package safari in Kenya, from Nairobi to the Mara and back, then a week in Mombassa chillin. Definitely want to do another one ASAP. I will give you a shout when we need some advice for the next one(although it may be a couple of yearswink )
Nig---i am sorry i am late catching up. The photography is amazing. I am just blown away by it. Beautifully done. I think and would like your opinion on this that VR helps stabilize the image when creating this type of shot i.e. the horns ....

did i say this is one incredible photograph?
Nigel Clack: I didn't use a VR lens for this one, but I doubt it would make much difference at the speed this lot were going. I think I was lucky and matched the speed this time.
This is superb. The movement & speed are perfectly captured here: I can hear them running!

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