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Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F90x, Nikon 200-500 mm., Fuji Superia 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-27 5:29
Viewed: 4047
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Meeting a steenbok is always an exciting experience. this small, cute animal stood there in front of my car and didn't know what to do.It looked at me for almost 1 minute. I like the head of this animal. Watch the big ears, the small horns and the black eyes!
Steenboks are found primarily on open plains although not in rocky or sloping areas. They're solitary animals, individuals only having contact with others during the mating season.
Normally, steenboks are active in the morning and evening, but may continue into the night when there's bright moonlight. The rest of the time they seek out high grass or ant bear holes which offer some protection from their main enemies, which include leopards, eagles, pythons, jackals and hyaenas.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-27 5:48]

Hi again Zeno!
Very nice post.Colors,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Wonderful shot. My, what big ears you have! Very attractive looking animal. What is the most amazing thing is at this distance I can see the eye lashes. Every womans dream to have lashes this long. Nice work. Thanks

Sharpness, its look and depth of field are very good. especially eyes are very nice.TFS

Nice shot Zeno, good composition. Great sharpness, DOF and colours. :)

Hello Zeno!
Wonderful post.Details,lighting and composition are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-27 13:26]

it is an amazing shot Zeno... very beautiful steenbok with huge ears... I like the natural colors as well... very well done... thanks a lot for sharing :))

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-05-27 14:44]

This is very beautiful Zeno. Very good composition, details and exposure. A bit noisy but nao a big problem.
Very well done.

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-05-27 16:33]

Interesting pic Zeno, the composition is good. The blue tone is what pulling down the pic. This can be corrected in PS though.

Wonderful shot. Very good composition.
well done!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-27 20:57]

Une belle présentation, l'environnement s'harmonise bien et fait ressortir les couleurs du sujet.

Félicitations !!

Hi, Zeno. Another beautiful photo. Composition, colours, details are all good. You know, she looks like smiling at you!

This is a beatiful capture, it seems the steenbok fell in love with you :) Really the composition is very nice and cute, but strong. I think a little frame would add to the photo this time. Good work.

j'aimerais pouvoir faire aussi bien avec mes chevreuils,cela viendra peut être!!bravo.

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