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Kobus ellipsiprymnus

Kobus ellipsiprymnus
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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: 2007-10-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kruger National Park
Theme(s): Waterbuck [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-04 11:09
Viewed: 4434
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) is an antelope found in Western, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.
Waterbuck stand 100 to 130 centimetres at the shoulder and weigh from 160 to 240 kilograms. Their coats are reddish brown in colour and become progressively darker with age; they have a white 'bib' under their throats and a white ring on their rumps surrounding their tails. The waterproofing secretions of the waterbuck's sweat glands produces an unpleasant odor in its meat, unless the animal is skinned carefully. According to African myth the meat of the waterbuck is not edible, but this is untrue - whilst not especially tasty, waterbuck venison is safe to eat. The long spiral structured horns, found only in males, sweep back and up.
Waterbuck are found in scrub and savanna areas near water where they eat grass. Despite its name, the waterbuck does not spend much time in the water, but will take refuge there to escape predators. Waterbuck are diurnal. Females gather in herds of between two and six hundred individuals. Males keep territories of around three hundred acres (1.2 kmē) during their prime. They usually lose their territories before the age of ten.
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Capture time: 11:00
ISO 250

Digital darkroom: Lightroom, Camera Raw and Photoshop.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-04 11:14]

Hi Annick. Thanks for posting this waterbuck its an unusual looking animal. with its long coat. It looks a bit like a goat. you have captured good detail and natural colours. well done TFs. good notes too.

Hi Annick,
Very good portrait of this Waterbuck with good POV and composition, sharp details and natural BG.

Ciao Annick,
bellissimo ritratto di questa antilope, eccellenti POV e composizione molto "confidenziale", ottima definizione, molto belli i colori e l'ambientazione naturale.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-11-04 15:05]

Hola Annick.
Muy hermosa la foto. Exelente calidad en cuanto a su nitidez y colorido. La iluminacion es de alto nivel, y se aprecian finos detalles

Hi Annick,
Great portrait capture of this handsome Kobus my friend. I loved his earlaps:) Lovely indeed.
TFS and cheers,


Very good portrait of this Waterbuck with good POV and composition, sharp details and natural BG.graet shot.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-11-04 20:39]

Hello Annick,

You have made a very fine portret of this animal. As ussualy your image has a great sharpness showing every hear of animal's fur. The blurry background enhaces this feeling even more. Colors are natural looking and background matches very well with the main subject.

Thank you for sharing,

Excellent shot Annick!! So you managed to make the Waterbuck pose for you. Excellent shot with great details and frame.



Hello Annick,
Great portrait of this waterbuck

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

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2008-11-05 8:09]

hello Annick,

A very nice portrait of the Waterbuck. Superb details, lovely natural colors, POV, Excellent pose, focus and DOF. TFS.


Are you sure this isn't a pet... and you just brushed him?? He looks clean and perfectly groomed. Very nice.

Evelynn ; )

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-06 13:40]

Hi Annick,
what an excellent portrait of this Waterbuck.
Very good detail and texture in the coarse fur.
Superb composition.
Perfectly exposed.

Well done!

prachtig Annick,
als ik zie wat een schitterende foto's U er bij heeft gemaakt. echt ongelofelijk en de kwaliteit, ja die is er 1 die U zeer goed in huis heeft. Mijn complimenten voor U zuid afrika serie bijzonder mooi.
Leuk U weer eens te zien. prettig weekend.
groet jaap

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-11-11 9:57]

Hallo Annick, Weer een prachtige portret foto ,wat een mooi beest , prachtige details pose en kleuren , en mooie bg , groeten teunie .

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