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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eyes

I was trying to capture the reflection in animals eyes so please enlarge the first three pictures by clicking on them to see it properly.

A giraffe.....
A beautiful cheetah....
Spotted Hyaena.....
Forest Cobra......
Some animals were too small like this snake but it made an interesting picture anyway so I thought I would include it.
A Rattle Snake with it slitted eyes.....
A Caracal...... They have such beautiful ones.
A Wilddog.......

34 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Joan this is a beautiful and interesting post. Dciane

A human kind of human said...

Joan, forgive me my stupidity, but how did you get close enough to the snakes especialy, to take these photos. Really, you do amazing things.

Gaelyn said...

The eyes have it! Great reflections.

JM said...

What an amazing post, Joan! Very clever and well done.

Claudia said...

Super set of images!

Sandra said...

the cararal wins for sheer beauty, the first one i LOVE th eye lashes and eye brows. these are all great, and i did enlarge each one.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thank Diane. Pleased you enjoyed it. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Anne. I am always so pleased to hear from you. It is getting warmer so it is time I started visiting again. Just not this month as I am going to be away for 2 weeks as you know.

I think the art of taking photographs like these is in knowing the animals behavious and the power to anticipate their moves plus being observant to the point where you notice things like these reflections. Having worked for so long with animals, it comes easy for me.

I was standing right under the giraffe for that picture as it is one which is quite tame. The other animals were around the car I was driving in and the snakes were luckily behind perspez/glass. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. I was please with how they came out.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. It is so wonderful being around these animals.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting Claudia. :) I am pleased you like the post.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Sandra. The giraffe do have beautiful eyelashes. :)

A human kind of human said...

Hi Joan, I am so happy to hear there is a visit in the offing. I am willing to wait a month or so and enjoy your two weeks in the bush.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I will give you a call when I get back Anne.:)

Wendy said...

Beautiful and neat post, I really like the cheetah :) Gorgeous animal with gorgeous eyes.

JM said...

Joan, I sent you an e-mail but for some reason delivery was repeatedly unsuccessful.
Anyway, feel free to add any information you like in your comments. Your knowledge is always very welcome.
Thank you

Tammie Lee said...

you have captured some amazing eyes!!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is my favorite animal too Wendy. They are so graceful.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. Must be something wrong in the address and will give you the other one I have.

I will add some in future. Thanks for letting me know.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Tammie. Some of these came out really well.

troutbirder said...

If eyes are windows into the soul.....
I don't know about animals though. :)

Ida from South Africa said...

Brilliant photos.

Dis uitstekende beplanning - en seker tydrowend - om die lig SO vas te vang.

Well done!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I think it is the eyes to their soul too Ray as I can read so much in them sometimes.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Dankie Ida. Somtyds gaan ek spesifiek om so fotos te kry maar dikwels neem ek hulle net soos ek dit sien.

Is dit al warm daar by julle? Hier is dit heerlik.

Philip said...

Beautiful post your close ups really bring out the soul in these animals and yes the cheetah is also my Favorite :))

Firefly said...

Nice set of eye pics. You really got a couple of nice ones in the first three.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Philip. Eyes say more to me than words most of the time.

When last were you at de Wildt Cheetah Park? It is always a pleasure to go there.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jonker. I was quite pleased with them. I never know if they are going to come out okay until I have them pn the computer.

Mary said...

wow...this is great! I love that giraffe eye. This is a wonderful comparison.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary. It was amazing to see what I managed to get in these pictures.

Craver Vii said...

Oh, but that wild dog looks dangerous! I think I'd fare better with the Rattle Snake or Cobra.

Sandy said...

Great photos. I love the snake, above the rattle snake! Beautiful eyes on all of these.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am not so sure I agree with you there Craver. I will take the dogs any day as at least they are predictable. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Sandy. That was a beautiful snake but I can do without the rattle snake. :)