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Zebra Stripes, Close-up, Odense Zoo, August 2015 Nikon D800, Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm, f/4.5-5.6 G ED

Zebra Stripes

Visiting the local Zoo is always an interesting, relaxing and recreational experience, next to almost infinite photographic opportunities. A perfect remedy against all forms for stress and tensions, especially when watching Zebra Stripes.

Capturing animals in their environment can be challenging. To capture the right moment, the right light and angle, one must often make several passes, multiple visits at different hours of a day. To get the right shot, one must observe, sometimes over a longer period of time, just to get this one shot.

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While waiting, there might be other moments or targets worth capturing. Often from unexpected side. While waiting for a mother giraffe and her calf to move to a certain spot, just to get that shot of the two in the early evening light. Among the giraffes, there was a smaller group of zebras, slowly following their long-necked fellows. While the giraffes graciously kept their distance to me and my lens, I had to content myself with a very close-up visit of a few curious zebras, showing off their Zebra Stripes – which in itself was a very charming experience and compensation. Zebras can seem almost inactive and lazy but also act very spirited, aggressive and yet graceful and even social.

From this encounter, I’ve created a few crops with only Zebra Stripes. Somehow, they have a slightly hypnotic effect. I watch Zebras quite a lot…

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© 2015 – Oliver Haas-Jensen, All Rights Reserved


Swiss expat, living in the green middle of Denmark since 1992. Family man, amateur photographer and editor of this site. I publish my photographic work from exploring my surroundings, travels and events i attend to in order to share it with the visitors of this site. Welcome to Olivers Film Roll.

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