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Impala


Impala
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS, UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-29 6:52
Viewed: 3126
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
SOUTHERN IMPALA

Impala are one of the most numerous antelope in South Africa. They are medium sized and perhaps the most elegant of all African antelope. The majority of African antelope belong to groups of related species, but the Impala is one of a kind. Females are similar to males, but smaller and lack horns. The short glossy coat of the Impala is chestnut brown and distinctly two-toned, being darker on the back and upper flanks and paler on the lower flanks and legs. The belly is white along with the throat, lips, line over the eyes, the inside of the ears and the underside of the tail. There are vertical black stripes down the tail and thighs and the tips of the ears are black. There are distinctive scent glands on the rear legs above the hooves, which are marked by tufts of black hair. The adult male also has scent glands on the forehead, Only males have horns. These horns are basically shaped like an S, inclining inwards and upwards at the tips. They are ridged on the front strongly ridged on the lower two thirds, smooth toward the gently tapering sharp tips. They grow to lengths of between 18 to 30". It is not the length of the horns that gives a male the advantage, but his condition and weight.
Best Regards,

Bungbing.
[More info:http://www.cruisersafaris.com/animals/impala.htm]

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-03-29 7:03]

Hello Bungbing,
A fine capture of the Southern Impala in what looks like evening lighting.
Excellent low POV taken with fine sharpness and colours against a clear sky BG in a pleasing composition.
Very nice to view!
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-29 7:05]

HI,
Beautiful portrait of this impala with fine lighting and background. tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Bungbing

Excellent close-up photo of the Impala in a
beautiful light, i love your POV the camera in
lower position, excellent focus sharpness details,

TFS

Asbed

Ciao Bunyapon. Amazing light indedd with top details and sharp against the soft BG. Great capture MF.

Roberto

hello Bungbing
SUPER-super good!!
great sharpness nice composition and great details of this Impala
beautiful colours with very good light
Nice BG
greeting lou

Hello Bungbing!
Nice to "see" you here again!
What a aesthetic shot.Lovely natural colors and great sahrpness.A photo worthy in a book of some naturalist.Bravo!TFS and thanks also for visiting my gallery.
Big hug!
aNa

Hi Bungbing,
Beautiful capture! The technical aspects are brilliant, and I'm amazed by both the clearness and simpliness of the image, while the early morning lights give special atmosphere to the photo. Pleasant job, huge congrats.
Best regards, László

Hi Bunyapon,
really nice photo of this animal. Really nice. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Fantastic photo Bungbing! Excellent composition, great pose, wonderful soft lighting and impressive sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hi Bungbing,
Very good capture of this Impala,great POV , good light and details.
TFS
Regards
Andrzej

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-29 11:29]

Hi Bunyapon
Beautiful light and just perfect compo
Tfs
Tom

Hello Bunyapon,
And he certainly is in good condition. What a wonderful POV and in very good quality. Not artificially glorified, just very natural and truly beautiful to view. Very well done indeed.
Neels

Hello Bunyapon
Welcome back, and with a beautiful image of Impala.
With great clarity spectacular BG.
Hello Nico

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-29 12:58]

Hello Bungbing.
A very nice image with beautifull warm colours and great sharpness. Good details in a well composed image!Best regards Siggi

Ciao Bungbing, great capture of superb creature in nice pose, splenddi light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

GReat light on this antilope bunyapon
TFS
J

Hallo Bunyapon,
what a beautiful capture of the Southern Impala, superb sharpness, fantastic colours and lighting, point of view and composition are excellent
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-29 15:16]

Really beautiful! The point of view from below make the difference,perfect to create this imposing perspective.Magnificent details,light and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-30 3:01]

Hello Bungbing,
Fantastic photo of this Impala in great sharpness, details and splendid natural colours. Taken from an excellent low POV. Very cute pose.
Regards,
Peter

Bonjour Bungbing,
Trčs belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumičre et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-30 10:56]

Wonderful image, Bunyapon!
Great pose of the impala and excellent sharpness; fantastic lightness and perfect contrast with a splendid background.
A beauty!!
Thanks for sharing
Enrico

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-30 11:03]

Hi Bunyapon.
You have pictured this charming animal very nicely. Subject, low POV and composition are amazing also as well as warm sunlight, perfect reproduction of the texture and skintones. Rocks and grass create a fine FG of the animal. My warm regards and best wishes.
Alexei.

great portrait, TFS Ori

Hello Bungbing,
Glad to see you are back. An Excellent capture of this Impala ram. The sharpness and detail, POV and colours etched against the blue sky makes this a special composition. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Best regards,
Carl

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-08 3:41]

Sawasdee Ka Bunyapo,
very elegant view of the impala. Excellent low angle view that gives a nice dramatic and majestic look of the animal.
The composition is beautiful with colors and sharpness excellently done.

Regards,
Foozi

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