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Happy Oxpecker & Sad Host

Injured Water Buffalo unable to hit off birds

18 total reviews 
Comment from Minnie Kaye


This photo makes me sad.
I feel so bad for this guy. He is injusred an can't help himself.
Great story behind this one.
Subject matter is well photographed.
Very clear and crsip.
Thank you for sharing this scene, puts it into perspective as two ways to view.

 Comment Written 06-Apr-2018


reply by the author on 06-Apr-2018
    Thanks Minnie Kaye.
reply by Minnie Kaye on 06-Apr-2018
    You're welcome
Comment from Envision


I would like to choose the happy version of viewing this but I can't help be feel bad for the water buffalo. It makes me sad to see animals in distress and not being able to help them. This is truly a unique capture.

 Comment Written 03-Apr-2018


reply by the author on 04-Apr-2018
    Yes I understand your feelings on this one. When I took this shot I was not sure whether I would really ever use it but I like shots that tell a story. It?s not all cuddly lambs. Thank you very much for taking the time and reviewing it is really appreciated
Comment from nikman


Well, in general nature does not supply instantaneous solutions to problems. Your buffalo needs to rest, the birds need to eat. Exposure and sharpness are good. Nicely done!

 Comment Written 02-Apr-2018


reply by the author on 02-Apr-2018
    Thanks Nikman for your feedback and rating most appreciated
Comment from Monica Morrell


Oh my! The circle of life is a necessity to make the world go around. If I was the water buffalo I think I would rather be killed by the ions instead of suffering slowly with the birds and flys.
Either way a good clear focused shot. And yes all photos tell a story good bad ugly or sad. You have captured all elements here.

 Comment Written 01-Apr-2018


reply by the author on 01-Apr-2018
    Thanks Monica for your most welcomed review.
Comment from El-mundo


A brilliantly captured and thought provoking, quite melancholy piece from your narrative, captured in great natural lighting and with excellent clarity and DOF, and neatly cropped to show the scene as you describe it clearly. I can't decide which way to see this as like you, I understand both sides and nature is taking its course however you look at it, although it is sad to see the injured animal having lost one of its normal functions, but also the birds happily resting on the animal, unaware of the torment of the larger beast. A great capture and good conceptual piece, great work :)

 Comment Written 01-Apr-2018


reply by the author on 01-Apr-2018
    Wow thanks el-Mundo for your kind review and good rating. Always appreciated
reply by the author on 01-Apr-2018
    Wow thanks el-Mundo for your kind review and good rating. Always appreciated
Comment from Malmax


This is a very good photograph but I can't help but feel bad for the buffalo. More about his injury than the birds...
Truly depicted and yes that is the way of nature. The clarity is great and the detail is very well shown. Realistic and true, a well taken and presented shot.
Malmax

 Comment Written 31-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 01-Apr-2018
    Thank you Malmax. It does tug on the heart strings.
reply by Malmax on 01-Apr-2018
    You're welcome
Comment from GaliaG


at first I only show the bird and thought the buffalo is a rock, only after reading your notes I show the real meaning of the photo, well done

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 31-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 31-Mar-2018
    Thanks for the review and feedback. All much appreciated.
Comment from jesuel


What a beautiful photo I love the subject matter that you chose reminds me of a National Geographic photo just beautiful work here great job

 Comment Written 31-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 31-Mar-2018
    Thanks for the review and feedback. All much appreciated.
Comment from Kaylin holmes


I love this. It shows a beast and the little creatures in life can get along. He's very relaxed and calm. Gorgeous picture. Great eye! Keep up your hard work.

 Comment Written 30-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 31-Mar-2018
    Thanks for the review and feedback. All much appreciated.
Comment from soulfeeder


a pretty nice scene, that surely fits the contest. Great angle, showing the facial features of the water buffallo or carabao. Framing can still be improve by increasing negative space especially to the left side, giving your subject some space to move and breath.

 Comment Written 30-Mar-2018


reply by the author on 31-Mar-2018
    Thanks for the review and feedback. All much appreciated.