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South African Country Life - - Image Club -

Cute things cap­ture hearts and, wow, this lit­tle meerkat peep­ing over a fence pole at Mata Mata rest camp in the Kgala­gadi Trans­fron­tier Park tugs at mine. Braeme has clev­erly lim­ited the depth of field and yet kept the eyes of the meerkat crys­tal sharp. This draws my eye straight onto the key el­e­ment in the pic­ture (in this case, the meerkat) while any po­ten­tial dis­trac­tions like the back­ground have been re­duced. Even the pole, which is an im­por­tant part of the pic­ture, has taken a bit of a back­seat by be­ing slightly out of fo­cus. Lastly, the lit­tle chap is sit­ting on the thirds line, which is well bal­anced and al­ways a com­fort­able spot when it comes to com­po­si­tion.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Braeme Hol­land


100-400mm lens at 400mm

SET­TINGS f5.6 at 1/1600 sec, ISO 800

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