Reviews from

I love my mom

out of Africa 47

23 total reviews 
Comment from nature rules

I cannot stop smiling about this capture. I absolutely love it. The initial impact for me is the overall coloration of the composition. Your spectrum is limited with various shades of browns, blacks and whites and many of their relative hues. It is so pure not only in those colors but in the emotions it inspires from your viewer. I cannot decide if the mom is in ecstasy because she baby is snuggling or if she can grab a quick 'cat nap' while he/she is relaxing within touching distance. The details in the large cat face is simply stunning.

This is truly a framer. And because of that I would try to expand the frame a bit on the left to allow for a nice bit of matting. I think your were wise is leaving the body of the mom, showing her reclining position.

An amazing capture. How exciting that trip must have been. Thank for sharing it with you so generously do all of your beautiful travel shots. Good luck!

 Comment Written 12-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 12-Nov-2017
    thanks a lot Becky for your lovely comments a fantastic rating;
    I have several pics, before and after the baby climbed on the head: mom was nor sleeping;
    it was taken from quite far away; there was a tree just on th left
reply by nature rules on 12-Nov-2017
    You are most welcome, Fred. Thank YOU!
Comment from wrcphoto

good capture , momma and her little one , nice lighting , good details and sharp focus , nicely centered , best of luck in the contest .

 Comment Written 12-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 12-Nov-2017
    thanks a lot;
    luck is good-voting even better;lol
Comment from Jack Moore

I really love this shot, the only thing that I would like to see more of is a little more color, they almost blend in with the background and I think they would probably stand out more. I do love this. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing. JackJr.

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 11-Nov-2017
    many thanks Jack;
    forget oversaturation when looking at my poics: these are the natural colors: yes blending with the bg for camouflage reasons.....
Comment from Susan F. M. T.

A stunning picture of this tine Cheetah Cub clinging to it's mother appearing to suck her ear while Mum lies there eyes half closed enjoying the feeling but at the same time being fully aware of what is going on around her. Beautiful composition, framing & lighting taken with superb camera techniques & sharp focus. GOOD LUCK IN THE CONTEST>

 Comment Written 10-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 10-Nov-2017
    merci beaucoup pour les six*
Comment from SCHATZLING

As soon as I opened this photo to take a look, I immediately fell in love with the entire photo...what it shows; what the baby must really be feeling holding on to his momma like that....the expression on his face is just priceless...his eyes wide open with wheels turning thinking thinking thinking as if he wants to do great things in this big world of his but for right now being with mom is the best and most important thing,,,,no conquering necessary....the bond is there between the two.
I love this photo and it has my vote .... yes it does. EXCELLENT....perfect image for this contest. Perfect Kodak moment you have achieved so very well. YAY!!!!!

 Comment Written 06-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 07-Nov-2017
    thanks a lot for your lvely comments and top rating
reply by SCHATZLING on 07-Nov-2017
Comment from Linda Bickston

We, as moms, can all relate to this one emotion. The total release to our little ones. This is a perfect picture. This little child, and the momma, released to the moment of total love. Just a perfect shot.

 Comment Written 28-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 29-Oct-2017
    thanks a lot linda for your lovely comments
Comment from Stringbean

What a wonderful moment in time...capturing this cheetah with her baby. Nicely framed and well composed shot...and you have just captured such a tender moment. You win us over with those eyes. Your focus, lighting, clarity, and contrast are excellent. This is very nice work and thanks for sharing these wonderful scenes from South Africa.

 Comment Written 28-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 28-Oct-2017
    thanks a lot mary lynn
Comment from ArtistCarl

Only if we all could be in this mental state of mind all of the time. Such a peaceful existence the world would be in. With the bush tangled in the background it is easy to see why these animals are spotted and colored in such a manner. The length of the body across the bottom of the picture seems to ground the photo somehow. Just a nice peaceful photograph that is pleasant to look at a lot more than once. Reasons for my five vote.

 Comment Written 28-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 28-Oct-2017
    thanks a lot Carl for your nice comments
Comment from MKFlood

So very cute. The clarity is great. The angle of the shot of this cub on Mom's head is great. The capture of the light is great. The image is balance and eye appealing to the viewer. Good eye and great job overall

 Comment Written 28-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 28-Oct-2017
    GREAT! many thanks mark
Comment from Barbara L.

This is so sweet! The little baby cheetah looks so cute snuggling up to the mom. The mom looks peaceful and content. Best of luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 27-Oct-2017

reply by the author on 28-Oct-2017
    thanks a lot barbara