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Gemsbok family

Gemsbok family
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Copyright: Philippe Baudet (phibau) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 1 N: 93] (601)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 100, Canon EF 300 mm f4 + 1.4x converter
Exposure: f/1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-17 13:48
Viewed: 3552
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Note: Gemsbok is the only species of oryx foud in Namibia(among four).
These powerful antelopes (1.20 m and 250 kg for males) are particularly adapted to very dry environments. Not only can they do without drinking simply thanks to moisture in their food, but more importantly, they have an extraordinary thermal control system: in case of high heat, they leave their body temperature up, but they protect the brain, cooling it . One was able to observe differences in temperature up to 7 between face and the rest of the body!

I haven't seen youngs very often and I found this one rather cute, it's the reason I offer this photo today, although the light is far from beautiful.

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Hello Philippe,
a real wild life photography, perfect ambiance and posture of this three natures creation.
thank you for the nice informative note.
best wishes,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-18 12:32]

Salut Philippe
cute it is and nicely framed with 2 adults

Hi Philippe,
Aw, this is so cute. I've never seen a baby before. What a privilege you had of getting the whole family into the shot. Well done.

Hello Philippe
Beautiful scene and impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Philippe.
This look like a fine family gathering looking healthy and fit. Great shot with lovely DoF control.
Thanks and kind regards.

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