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Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-20
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's bushbucks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-30 11:49
Viewed: 4492
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) is an antelope that is found in forest and woodland throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
Also called "bush antelope", this is used occasionally for any relativers with which it shares its habitat.

This lovely female with charming eyes was photographed in camp Letaba. The tame bushbuck are wandering around under the trees in this camp.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
20/10/2007 09:15:37
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-30 11:54]

Hello Annick,
Wow, what a beauty! It is nearly hypnotising me by its look! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours and a really great view of this lovely animal!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-30 12:07]

Hello Annick,
This image is perfect! The technical merits and the composition together with the contrasting BG make this a superb close frontal portrait of this Bushbuck doe.
IT must go into my favourites!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-30 13:41]

Hi Annick . Great head on shot of this Bushbuck. I just love the large dark eyes and big ears. you have captured fine detail in the coat with natural colours. A good DOF. well done TFS.

Hello Annick!
Beautiful portrait! And amazing "eye-contact". Bravo for professional light and DOF control :)

Hello,,Amazingly prity eyes and its lashes,,well done for this superb photo.

Hi Annick

beautifull portrait of this antelope, amazing details and very natural colours. fine work


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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2008-07-30 15:58]

Very nicely lighted protrait. Gary

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-30 16:27]

Hi Annick
Very well captured portrait of this Bushbuck - I know nothing of these animals, so thank you for the info link.
She is attractive with those deep dark eyes, and I love her ears.

I ditto all of the above critiques. ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto,ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto.....**sigh**

Beautiful work!

Evelynn : )

Hi Annick,
A lovely captured portrait of this bushbuck. It looks very beautiful. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Annick,

I don't see the Xsif information. What F/stop did you use for that good DOF?

Very nice picture of this bushbuck ewe. The ewes even rear their young in the camp. The ewes probably go out into the bush to lamb, and return to the safety of the camp soon afterwards.

Did you notice that there are no mature rams in the camp? I think that is because the male lambs are taken out of the camp by the rangers soon after they get their horns. I know that the bushbuck ram is a sly and brave little fighter. I have read reports of both man and leopard that was killed by bushbuck rams. Apparently they can be very dangerous, especially when wounded.

Anyway, a very nice picture, well done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-02 5:41]

Bonjour Annick,
Tu es maître dans l'art du portrait animalier. Tout à fait étonnant de voir cette antilope nous regarder droit dans les yeux.Du grand art! La technique est toujours parfaite, l'arrière-plan fin met bien en valeur l'animal.
Un grand merci

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