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I hear a noise

I hear a noise
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Minolta dynax 500si super, Minolta AF 75-300
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-23 8:22
Viewed: 4111
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo very early in the morning on our way to a private camp. I think it is a female greater kudu. May be it is the lesser kudu I donīt know for sure.
ref. out of Wikipedia free encyclopedia
The Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout East and Southern Africa.

Greater Kudu are about a metre to a metre and a half tall at the shoulder and weigh 120 to 500 kilograms, the males being much larger than the females. Greater Kudu have brown to grey-blue coats with many white stripes and markings. There is a crest on the neck and shoulders and a mane along the throat. The males have horns with up to three twists which can reach almost half a metre.

Greater Kudu live in woodland and scrub and eat grass and leaves. Greater Kudu are active both at night and during the day. They live in single sex groups of up to ten.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-23 8:36]
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Hello Vivian,
nice capture and good pose. It's interesting seeing this animal in natural suroundings. Great colors and lovely sharp details. Very well done.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-03-23 10:17]

Hi viv,

Nice picture of the kudu,nice POV and good DOF
Thanks for sharing,


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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-03-23 10:19]

Beautiful pose and POV. Seems so calm.

Great capture and well presented.


I like Kudu, is one of the most elegant gazelle.
Good composition, BRAVO.
Andrea (Italy)
Please, look at my pics.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-23 15:27]

Hi Vivian,
A nice shot, and it looks like a Greater Kudu to me. A nice composition, nice detail and good DOF. Looks like some noise in there, NeatImage will fix that (it's free on the web).

Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu

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