Speak to the Tail!
|Copyright: Riaan van der Merwe (mrvdm1)
|Date Taken: 2005-07-06|
|Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000|
|Exposure: f/7.0, 1/800 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2005-08-14 7:07|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This was some of the last pictures taken with my Finepix, while on holiday in Namibia. Great country, with lost of friendly people and many, many wildlife!!|
This shot was taken in Etosha National Park. The Springbok was walking away, and the desided to stop and look at us. I thought it would make a great poster.
Springbok – Antidorcas marsupialis
Springbok are classified in the following manner
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Artiodactyla
Family - Bovidae
Tribe - Antilopini
Genus - Antidorcas
Species - marsupialis
English - Springbok
German - Springbok
French - Springbok
Afrikaans - Springbok
Sotho - Tshephe
Shoulder Height: 77 cm [31 in] 77 cm [31 in]
Weight: 41 kg [90 lbs.] 37 kg [82 lbs.]
Gestation period: 160 days
Food preference: Mixed feeder, 50% browse, 50% graze
Social grouping: Mixed herds
Longevity: 10 years
Record horn length:48 cm (19 in.]
Info thanks to www.WildlifeCampus.com
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- [2005-08-14 7:50]
Very nice composition and colour.
- [2005-08-15 4:05]
Very nice capture.POV,pose of springbok and composition are excellent.TFS....:-)
Nice shot, composition and excellent note.
The only critique is that the shot is a tad hazy. There are PP ways to try and get rid of the haze. I did a workshop to try and improve the haze situation
- [2005-09-04 16:30]
Good catch Riaan. I like how he has turned to look at you. Great neck-movement! Maybe a bit of contrast would look good here, but it does emphasise the dust and the colours of the countryside. Well done. and thank you for sharing.