Can one do with Zebras, what Zannyro does with horse photographs?   91 comments

I have always been amazed at Zannyro’s ability to capture horses in the most unbelievable way. I add a link to her section on “Bob” her famous horse that she has taken so many photos of. CLICK HERE TO GO TO SECTION.

If you scroll down to her post (2nd one) of “Ninja Bob” she has a photo that I managed to capture something similar to with the Zebra… and here is the photo…

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I loved that I managed to capture this as a comparison to her fantastic eye for horse photography… but when I compare the two photos, mine is not as dramatic as hers… I’ve tried capturing horses like she does and they do not cooperate in the same manner, so I thought I’d try with Zebra…………….. It didn’t work….. So Zannyro, I need a few tips… come on you’ve sold a book or two, help me with the Zebra…. here are a few other photos I captured, hoping for the dramatic look she manages to capture with horses….…

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It was not easy getting these wild animals to cooperate…. backwards and forwards with the car trying to herd them into some form of order…. Damn things think they crossings and that is all…..

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Posted January 13, 2014 by bulldog in Photography

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91 responses to “Can one do with Zebras, what Zannyro does with horse photographs?

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  1. I know I “always” say this but these are absolutely my favorite photos. Absolutely breathtaking. As my husband and I sit stalking your Blog, we have just 5 words . . . we want to come visit! You out did yourself on these photos. The Zebra is an absolutely gorgeous animal! Bravo to you!

  2. I adore Zebras, nice pics.

  3. Zannyro of course has fabulous horse photos, but you’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. These are fantastic and beautiful captures. :)

  4. Wowzers! These are great. Such beautiful animals.

  5. I hate that it took me so long to comment on this…Finally home where I have internet! First of all, thanks so much for the embarrassingly kind compliments…I agree totally with Anneli…Rob is Rob and Rob is AWESOME! You wow us all the time, there’s no one else like Bulldog.
    I love these images, they are wonderful…Here’s my zannyro tip…when you have two zebra together, find a blend of patterns from the two zebra and zoom in on them. On the fifth image for instance, I would zoom in or crop the image in the area of the bridges of their noses..showing just that area. But really, in the images where you have two zebra together, you are really getting it!!!

  6. I love your photos, Bulldog :D It seems the photos Zannyro has taken of Bob looks to have a different filter on the lens or something (I’m not a photographer so that’s the only way I can explain it). I think yours are up there with the best I’ve ever seen :D

  7. I love your photographs, and I’m sure you can write some very good captions in there. As for Ninja Bob, well he’s a pro!! ;)
    Take care
    G

  8. Wonderful images!

  9. These are fabulous Bulldog! Have you entered any of your shots in photo contests? If not, you certainly should consider it.

    • Thank you LuAnn… I have entered a few with no luck at all… but when I see the opposition I can understand why… we have some brilliant photographers of birds and animals in this country… and they have better cameras than mine….

      • I know what you mean. When I hear of friends who are novices like me wanting to break into photography, my first thought is always what a difficult task that must be! Your photography is right up there with the pros imho. :)

  10. Well, “Bob” certainly is photogenic but I absolutely love these zebras…and that first shot is awesome with the striping going in different directions!

  11. Well I love your photos. Especially the nose-to-nose one. And their cool hairdos although I know you are not the hairdresser.

  12. I like Suzanne’s work, too, Rob. She has a wonderful portfolio of great “captures.” And I think you’ve done a super job with zebras. It must be even more complex! All those lines and designs could make the photographer dizzy! :-)

  13. I love these photos. I’m always intrigued by zebras. They’re so gorgeous.

  14. I love them. You’ll be able to set up in competition with ‘n Venster in die Veld! :)

  15. Did you try talking to them in a soothing tone? Love the second to the last shot. Well done Bulldog. I don’t care what anyone else says :lol:

    • I talked to them, I beg them, I nearly got out the car on my knees… but I clearly have not learnt their language or they just don’t want to cooperate…

  16. Sono molto belle queste foto delle zebre, e poi le zebre sono animali molto belli.
    Bravissimoooooo
    Ciao, Pat

  17. These photos are absolutely awesome Bulldog :)

  18. I love all the pictures of the zebras always my favorite. hope all is well. ;o)

  19. nice photos bulldog! I think you have a real eye too!

  20. Wonderful shots!! I’ve always loved zebras and how their stripes go up through their manes. :)

  21. Rob, you have a great eye and photographic style. Zannyro is an amazing photographer, you picked a darned good role model!

  22. It is not the same animal, but I love your photos of zebras – I MEAN THAT :)

  23. I adore the image with their noses coming together for a kiss☺

  24. Your photos are incredible, as well. Please do not sell yourself short. I would buy any book you published, and I am sure many, many others will, too. All are beautiful, but Anneli is right, Bob is Bob and Rob is Rob….both are awesome!

    • I just want that one photo that is a WOW photo that she gets so often…

      • lol…you have a bigger WOW factor requirement than your fans, then….I see you WOW’ing us all the time. Not sure if that helps at all….I am still waiting for that WOW poem to come out of me, too. No matter what you say, you have a huge fan in me!!

        • For that I thank you… if you saw some of the dramatic photos of Zebra on their hind legs fighting, dust all around, or the high kicking rear kicks.. that’s what I want, just one WOW photo, when I get it you will all know what I mean…

          • I will wait with bated breath…someone pass a mint. :)

            • Sorry Dear you might need more than a mint… I’ve been taking photos of them for 15 years and still don’t have the photo…lololol… I was at a Golf Course this morning doing a consult and didn’t take my camera… missed three lifers as far as photos go, saw the birds so close by and in such perfect surroundings to get the photos that I’ve sought all my life, and where was the camera…/???? at home… go figure…

  25. I think the problem is that zebras are more donkey than horse – and really there is not much drama in donkeys? ;-)

  26. Lovely pictures. Thanks.

  27. As ever, I think you’ve done well with all these shots Rob. However, I like the penultimate photo best, particularly the close proximity and patterns on the faces which adds another dimension for me.

    Brian (aka Golfspice)
  28. I think you did a fantastic job, and Suzanne is going to love them :).

  29. Great shots.

  30. Such beauty in those animals and those photos. Thanks for having the patience to take them.

  31. WOW! These are amazing photographs dear Rob, so beautiful…. Thank you, love, nia

  32. Each & every picture that we take is unique! And that is why these of the Zebra’s are amazing in there own way granddad! you have a great eye for wildlife picture! and that horse picture will come when you least expect it!

    • Thank you Vasti… it is always nice when one of the family comments… my Grand Daughter by marriage people… you should go and have a look at her blog…

  33. Rob you don’t need to worry about trying to emulate someone elses photos – yours are beautiful enough in their own right – I like them anyway!

  34. there is nothing that even comes close to the wonder of Africa~

  35. I never compare Rob and every one has their own style and of course, horses are much easier to photograph than zebra’s. I think these shots are absolutely stunning and you’ve captured their essence so well. The second shot is my absolutele favourite. Great colour and composition! :D *hugs*

  36. But you see what I mean? You don’t need the whole animal in the viewfinder to make a good picture.

  37. I can see the resemblance in the compositions. But you can’t expect zebras to be horses. Bob is Bob and Rob is Rob. Both make great photos.

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