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female Greater Kudu


female Greater Kudu
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2588 W: 74 N: 7469] (30441)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-10-17
Categorias: Mammals
Câmara: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposição: f/7.1, 1/800 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Relato de Viagem: Kruger National Park
Data de Submissão: 2008-03-18 11:05
Visto: 3567
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 36
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Social system

Female greater kudus live in small herds of six to twenty individuals along with their calves, though males tend to be mainly solitary, they sometimes form bachelor herds that consist of 4 to 8 young males (sometimes with an older bull as well). Rarely will a herd reach a size of forty individuals, partly because of the selective nature of their diet which would make foraging for food difficult in large groups. A herd's area can encompass 800 to 1500 acres, and spend an average of 54% of the day foraging for food.

Fully mature males will often fight other males by interlocking their horns with the other until one of them admits defeat and gives in. In rare circumstances this can sometimes result in both males being unable to free themselves from the other's horns, usually resulting in the death of both animals. Females may sometimes ward off males by biting them, due to their lack of horns.
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-18 11:10]

Hi Annick. A very good close up shot of the Kudu . You have used the light so well in this picture which has given good detail and natural looking colours. It has very large ears which can be seen in your shot.. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2008-03-18 11:18]

Excellent composition and sharp details.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-03-18 11:26]

Hello Annick,
Very nice presentation, the Kudu is chewing its food is a great
POV.. Well done

Everton

Hi Annick, this is a well detailed and sharp image of the kudu...the features in it's face is first class and the "blood" vessels are clearly visible under the fur on the ears...a wonderful image ..TFS ...

Those aren't eyelashes... they are visors!! This is such a nice intimate portrait with lovely natural framing. I love the yellows.

TFS
Evelynn ; )

Hi Friend Annick,

A lovely and fantastic shoot of this beautiful Kudu with excellent photographic criteria, as always. I like to watch all herbivorous mammals while they exhibit the rumination process and their lovely face during that time:-)as you screened here. TFS my friend. Cheers,

Bayram

I think it was a great notion to hide it behind the delicate greenery's, yet not so much as to disturb the focal point. well composed in that regards and all else seems spot on Annick!
Bob

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-18 22:38]

Hi Annick, I hope this one is chewing and that's not a dislocated jaw. Very excellent detail seen on this Greater Kudu. The light in this shot is very good with very good shadow detail created with the tree she seems to be feeding on. Great colour. Even close up she seems to blend in with the muted background.

Thanks, John

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-18 23:50]

Hi Annick

A great shot - good composition and POV with wonderful colour and detail. Well observed and captured.

James

hi annick!
nice pic on this very fine animal!
great feeling in the image
good work!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-03-19 4:55]

Hello Annick,
Sweet looking Kudu, with long eyelashes. Great composition with sharp details and lovely natural colors. Thanks my friend.
Rick

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-19 5:14]

Excellent capture of this Greater Kudu!
You've captured the perfect chewing pose :-)
Sharp with exceptional clarity.
I love all the wiggly shadows created by the tree.
Lovely colours and lighting.
Well done Annick,
Joe

Hello Annick,
Beautiful composition, nice colors and details
Well done
Albert

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-19 7:00]

Hello Annick, great capture, well composed, great details and perfect exposure. Very well done as always, thanks!

Mario

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-03-19 11:44]
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Hello Annick , Weer een schitterende foto , mooie compositie zo tussen de takken door ,en een lieflijk koppie heeft het hert ,het is een prachtige foto , fijne avond groeten teunie .

Hello Annick good shot the light was fine, a difficult one to focus due to the branches, well done, superb detail and quality tfs rgds Necip.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-19 21:11]

Hello Annick

A lovely capture of this kudu.
The lighting and colours are wonderful.
Excellent clarity and focus.
Well composed in the frame.
TFS
Rob

Very nice shot, Annick!I wonder how I missed it!And since it's a creature I've only heard about, I find your notes very interesting and informative, as well!
Very well done!
Thanks & here's wishing you a Happy Easter!
Cheers!
Goldy

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