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Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-06-05 8:46
Viewed: 1552
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this Greater Kudu in Orpen; Kruger National Park; South Africa. It's a male Kudu. On our game drive we got little bit rain and then again got good sunlight. This picture was taken after the rain.

* Kudu or Koodoo is the Khoikhoi name for this antelope.

* The Greater Kudu(Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found through out eastern and southern Africa.

* Male Greater Kudu tends to be much larger than the females and vocalize much. The male also have large manes.

* Weigh - 190-270 kg
* Height - 160 cm

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb creature in a fantastic ambientation, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-05 8:55]

Hi Srikumar,very lucky meeting,lucky talking about light and pose too as i can see.A beautiful capture of this rare guest of the TN gallery,fantastic details to show us the curious skin design of the body,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Sri
this is beautiful
so good light and beautiful colours
great sharpness to
thanks gr lou

Bonjour Srikumar.
Belle valorisation du sujet dans une lumière bien maitrisée qui fait resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Srikumar

The African light on your photo it is very beautiful :)
fine POV with obtaining the animal's glance on you,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Srikumar,

Very beautiful wild life nature prepared in your gallery,

So nice species of this lovely animal,

excellent exhibition, fine text and Thanks!

Best Regards and Good Luck,***

Wonderful frame with colorful habitat around............

Hello Srikumar,
Beautiful, good light and natural colours.

Hello Srikumar,
Une magnifique présentation, tres bonnes couleurs et superbe lumiere sur l'animal.
Bien fait
Bonne journée

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-06-09 14:37]

Hello Srikumar,
An impressive shot of this beautiful Greater Kudu. I love it's pretty beard and mane which appears to be a bit blonde color on their ends. The horns are quite attractive as they spiral upward and end into needle sharp points. Super sharp focus resulting in exceptional detail and the colors are true and natural. Great work!!

Hello Srikumar,
I just admire this superb specie. I like it very much. Incredible sharp details.

Hi Srikumar,

The animal is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Greater Kudu. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-06-20 11:56]

Hello Srikumar,
Very beautiful photo of this Kudu in splendid warm light and excellent sharpness. Great choice of composition.

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