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Can you hear me now ?

The zoo keeps on offering an endless range of photo opportunities. I have been trying to take this shot for months. Usually the light is bad or the sky to cloudy, but this time we made it to the zoo a bit earlier than usual and I finally got to bag this most elusive game.

Can you hear me now ?

The zoo keeps on offering an endless range of photo opportunities. I have been trying to take this shot for months. Usually the light is bad or the sky to cloudy, but this time we made it to the zoo a bit earlier than usual and I finally got to bag this most elusive game.

comments (21)

The black and white of the fence is a great contrast to the blue of the sky. The speaker and branch are nice additions to give some complexity to a simple looking shot. Nice job!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Oct 2007, 01:18
Hearing you loud and clear, Martin.
It is a wonderful image, except that I feel a little distracted by that leafy alien top right...picture looks better to me if it is cropped at the top of the cloud.
But...what the heck would I know...[grin]
Martin: Thank you for the comment, Ray! I tried cropping it out, but thought the shot looked a bit bland that way. Nothing like a green alien to fix that, I guess smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2007, 02:26
So, this is like a rare animal, Martin, that finally gave in to your photographic persistence! smile
nice framing, very clear and crisp.
I can see what you mean.. love the texture & tones of the timber,against the almost clear blue sky. Great shot.
  • Ted
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2007, 07:08
Beautiful shot, Martin. I wish the leaves were sharper, but they do provide a nice balance for the loud speaker.

I like that you've followed a rule of thirds with the fence and the cloud vertically, but something seems a little off on the placement of the speaker...
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2007, 09:06
Finding these "fence" shots most interesting - it is a device I have used in paintings to distance the "viewer", but never from a low perspective like this. Back to the photo, it works a treat - especially as interpretation is so wide open. Perfect cloud, speaker disturbs symmetry and branch adds depth. My only question is over the title - it sets a mood for the piece that could be quite different. Liked!
Yup, I can hear you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Oct 2007, 11:48
You tell ray that you can't have a leafless zoo shot. Can't happen.

I should add that when I scroll the leaves out of the picture it does improve. For me.

Great shot.
Martin: That's right. Must have leaf if it is from the zoo! Thank you for the funny comment. It made me laugh on a Monday morning, which is a great way to start the week. I tried cropping out the leaf, but found the resulting shot a bit bland. I can certainly see that it would clarify the shot, though.
  • Lilith
  • carving stone
  • 1 Oct 2007, 12:04
I like this, it has a '1984' (Orwell) feel about it.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2007, 14:23
Nice compositon.
  • Aussie
  • brisbane
  • 1 Oct 2007, 14:23
You will have to speak up, I'm a bit deaf.
Lonely little speaker. Good shot. Nice color.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 1 Oct 2007, 15:26
to finally have the little sucker emerge and perch itself on top of the fence was well worth the wait.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2007, 16:24
Great texture in the fence and I do like the composition although I'm not sure whether the branch adds or detracts. On reflection, I would probably prefer the simplicity of the picture without the branch.
Ingrid
The weather beaten fence is a great contrast to the crisp blue sky.
I hear you well Martin ! smile I love the contrast beatween the fence and the sky. Clever.
He he he: this is quite mad. I like it
  • bridge
  • Nigeria
  • 1 Oct 2007, 20:55
Loud and clear Martin. Nice textures and contrast.
Right ON! Great texture and color on the fence as well as your contrasting lovely blue sky.
Nice one!

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