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Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa ♂

Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa ♂
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 10:26
Viewed: 5486
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
he Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is an antelope found in Western, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.
Waterbuck stand 100 to 130 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 160 to 240 kilograms. Their coats are reddish brown in colour and become progressively darker with age; they also have a white 'bib' under their throats and a white ring on their rumps surrounding their tails. The waterproofing secretions of the waterbuck's sweat glands produces an unpleasant odor in its meat. The long spiral structured horns, found only in males, sweep back and up.
Waterbuck are found in scrub and savanna areas near water where they eat grass. Despite its name, the waterbuck does not spend much time in the water, but will take refuge there to escape predators. Waterbuck are diurnal. Females gather in herds of between two and six hundred individuals. Males keep territories of around three hundred acres (1.2 kmē) during their prime. They usually lose their territories before the age of ten.
The Defassa Waterbuck is a subspecies (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) in which the ring on the rump is solid white.
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This photo is taken in Lake Nakuru National Park, in Kenya.

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Hello Ferran,
Good image of this Waterbuck species, photographed in Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park.
Well done

Hi Ferran

Nice POV and composition. I hope you don't mind, i sent a workshop and add more saturation, thinking maybe it makes it better. let me know your idea.
Well done

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-07 4:58]

Hi Ferran,
this is lovely and superbs shot of nature in its real surrounding. the clarity is superbs and the grasses make this shot a very pleasant and captivating. the texture of the horns is a real asset here, it catches the attention in a very special way.
Excellent composition.


Great, I like the contrast of the colours, the POV, and of course the animal, very good catch, the focus is perfect, right in the eyes, congratulation. To be in Africa is amazing, what a life,



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