Posted by Loretta (Pretoria, South Africa) on 2 January 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria, SA

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

How sweetly unusual this is . . a delight to see.

2 Jan 2013 7:12am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


2 Jan 2013 7:45am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Excellent !!!
Have a nice day.

2 Jan 2013 8:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe cliché sur la nature dans toute sa beauté. Belle journée.

2 Jan 2013 8:40am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Ils sont tellement beaux

2 Jan 2013 9:44am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


It is a lovely photo.

2 Jan 2013 9:48am

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

vraiment une réussite ta photo !

2 Jan 2013 9:58am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice catch !!!Well done !

2 Jan 2013 10:17am

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

I live in Costa Rica and have a wonderful fauna to shoot at... OK, but this is not fair Loretta, I have to go out hunting but you're in Africa and your chances of getting spectacular subjects is almost ridiculous, just opening your doors and voilà...! an elephant, a zebra or whatever, is waiting for you... LOL!
Great shot, congrats.

2 Jan 2013 4:09pm

@aaanouel: :-) Hey, a good friend of mine, and fellow birder and photographer moved to Costa Rica two years ago and the birding, flora, frogs, insects and a multitude of other photo opportunities are stunning there. What with all the hummingbirds and Toucans etc. Sorry, you have not really got that much sympathy from me. Hahaha... but yes, you are right, Africa is a great place to be... and it is accessible where I am.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh que c'est touchant

3 Jan 2013 11:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congratulations on the Spotlight with this charming shot - well done !

3 Jan 2013 7:37pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Bravo! This is a lovely shot.

3 Jan 2013 7:55pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Spotlight.

3 Jan 2013 7:59pm

N.Shoosh from Shiraz, Iran

Great! very beautiful

3 Jan 2013 8:15pm

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Fantastic! Congratulations on spotlight

3 Jan 2013 8:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

3 Jan 2013 8:58pm

Steyn from Portland, United States

Smashing, Loretta!

3 Jan 2013 9:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

3 Jan 2013 9:11pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

un beau tête à queue... nice picture, well seen... congrats...

3 Jan 2013 9:21pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Congratulations for the spotlight

3 Jan 2013 10:14pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique scène superbement capturée! Félicitations pour le Spotlight!

3 Jan 2013 10:27pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbement élégant !! nature fantastique !

3 Jan 2013 10:36pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Bravo pour le spotlight !!

3 Jan 2013 10:36pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Congratulations for the Spotlight, your wildlife shots have always been pretty special.

4 Jan 2013 1:27am

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

Fabulous shot, congratulations on Spotlight.

4 Jan 2013 4:52am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful composition and lovely soft colors .... congrats on the Spotlight Loretta!

4 Jan 2013 5:27am

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Love this image...congratulations!

4 Jan 2013 5:36am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Remarkable photo.

4 Jan 2013 6:23am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

4 Jan 2013 7:17am

marceline from tournai, Belgium

congratulations Loretta.. so beautiful !

4 Jan 2013 7:53am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Superb, bravo!

4 Jan 2013 9:43am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Fantastique !

4 Jan 2013 10:02am

el bouv from Afghanistan

Very good compo and dof. Nice spotlight

4 Jan 2013 10:37am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

What a wonderful photo !! Congratulations on the spotlight !

4 Jan 2013 1:41pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight!

4 Jan 2013 2:48pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Excellent & congrats !

4 Jan 2013 5:59pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Very good catch and nice decisive moment
Best wishes for 2013

4 Jan 2013 7:22pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulations on the spotlight Loretta.

4 Jan 2013 9:11pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Yours is a wonderful image and I am thrilled to share the Spotlight 'notoriety' with you. *smile*

5 Jan 2013 12:14am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

gorgeous detail and perfect timing, Loretta

5 Jan 2013 3:33am

rick from brisbane, Australia

I saw this behaviour when I was in Kenya where the zebra stand beside each other closely but facing opposite directions - you've captured it perfectly.

5 Jan 2013 9:30am

Steyn from Portland, United States


5 Jan 2013 4:57pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Congratulations beautiful photo

5 Jan 2013 5:24pm

heidee from manila, Philippines

this is way too cool.. congratulations! :)

7 Jan 2013 3:48am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Fantastic! Congratulations on spotlight

7 Jan 2013 10:29am

CarineB from Paris, France

So lovely!!

7 Jan 2013 11:18am

Marie from FRESNES, France

extra !!!

13 Jan 2013 12:19pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Animals by Christine

adorable animals by Ruthiebear

Canon EOS-1D X
1/60 second
ISO 1250
800 mm


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