On our third morning as we were leaving the national park for the Ndutu region of the Serengeti National Park we spotted two male zebras fighting. The fight quickly became dirty and watching you knew the outcome of this fight was important. Kicking, bitting, bumping, take downs, etc. The loser finally on the ground not wanting to get up while the winner trotted over to the herd and started moving the ladies off. Impressive.....
The CI is another image from the fight.
Both images were handheld without beanbag support. We came up to this situation with little to no time to get ready and get beanbags on the roof so I used the open sliding window, the tripod mount, and any other surface to steady the lens and camera. I quickly bumped the ISO after the first couple if images to ensure a sharp image..
It is real fun to read through your note and look into your EXIF. There is so much wildlife photography in it.
To keep the comment technical, can you imagine doing this shot with your old big Nikon camera at ISO 800? It certainly would to even be close to the quality that you achieved with this little marvel called 810.
Personally I prefer the complementary image as the two zebra are detached from each other and allow a more comprehensive view of the two, although the main image is a more dramatic one with one biting the other in the neck.
With the numeric era, you can go up in the ISO and there is no adverse effect as in the film one. A quick speed to freeze the movement, avoid any blurr. I prefer the CI because they are separated and the image is more " readable"
Both images are amazingly sharp!! You are quick to make adaptations! I actually prefer the CI because it shows both faces but I'm guessing that you prefer the main because it really shows that this is a serious fight and not just play! What an trip you had!! Next time you go, I want to go too!! HLJ x4, Pat
Very nice wildlife image, it's like watching one of these Discovery Channel...etc with the animals in action on TV. I have never seen the zebra doing anything else but glazing peacefully across the plain...I was lucky enough some of them stop occasionally and look up so I can take some photo with their head up :) What a journey this must be, I would have done it many more time if it's not so far away. It took days to get there...but worth it. I would love to do another safari trip through Africa....