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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-18
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Canon EF 300\4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos 2, Soap Bubble+ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 6:21
Viewed: 3773
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Waterbuck - The shaggy, coarse coat is reddish brown to grizzled grey in colour, darkening with age. Facial markings are composed of a white muzzle, lighter eyebrows and insides of the ears, while there is a cream-coloured 'bib' on the throat. The most conspicuous feature of this antelope is a large white 'halo' or hollow ring which surrounds the base of the tail on the rump (in certain subspecies, most notably the Defassa waterbuck K. e. defassa, the area within the circle is covered with white hair, creating a rump patch. The body is heavyset, and the strong legs are black in colour. The heavily ridged horns are found only in males and sweep in an arc backwards and upwards, with the tips pointing forwards. They grow 55-100 cm / 1.6-3.3 feet long.

Image taken in RAW, ISO400, Aperture priority and evaluative metering system.

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hello George

it is the second day in a roll we are TN neighbors !
excellent photo of the Waterbuck with fine
frontal POV that gived the beautiful glance
of the animal, excellent focus sharpness
and details, i love to see the vegetation
and branches in front the animal because it
is part of his habitat, very beautiful photo,



Hello George,
I think this confrontation wasn't for long. But you took the moment perfectly. Excellent frontal POV, sharpness, details and DOF. Beautiful warm colours.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-09 6:52]

Hello George
Welcome back George. Very nice capture with excellent details and composition

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-09 6:59]

Hello George,
A fine frontal view capture of a Water Buck peering through the scrub. IMHO as this is naturally framed by the thorn branches in a fine way I think the black outer frame is too heavy, but that is a matter of taste.
Technically this is excellent!
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi George,
An excellent photo in the natural habitat of this mammal; the light and colours are perfect and there is adequate DOF. Best regards, Pambos

Hi George
Beautiful photo. The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Hallo George,
another superb capture of the Waterbuck, outstanding sharpness, marvellous natural colours, a very pleasing composition with an intense posture of this splendid animal in a fantastic environment.
Best regards

Ciao George, great capture of superb creature in a wonderful natural ambientation, lovely composition with splendid clarity, good light and beautiful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello dear friend George
Very interesting to note that you entered. This species I have not ever seen.
Congratulations for the beautiful picture, excellent sharpness and contrast in its environment with natural colors,
Excellent POV.
Thanks for sharing.
Hello Vanni

Ciao George. Another magnifcient wild detailed and sharpened capture. Intrigant natural frame in a winner square cut.


Hello George,
Splendid capture with such amazing clarity and very good focus.
The details, colors and sharpness are outstanding.
Great composition and perfect exposure.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-09 13:35]

No comment my friend,the pic of a day.....have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello George,
I do not know if these quadrupeds come to look at you or you you approach them to watch! But it is an guy with an great inquiring attitude! ... Good management of the shadows and the background clear, good job!
Regards, happy week for you! Jesús

Peering between the bush, exactly as one would see them in the wild. Perfect!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-10 1:35]
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Hello George,
Perfect how this Waterbuck looks through the hole in the vegetation which makes a natural frame around its head. How vividly he looks toward the photographer! Love the tints in the background too. Excellent centred composition. May be the frame is a little too heavy..
Kind regards

Hi George,

an nice shot from this bock in natural surrounding.
Very good eyecontact and wel captured.

Fine colors.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-10 9:59]

Hi George.
It is a very impressive picture which give a great idea about species and pictorial surroundings. Crisp sharp images of the thin twigs create a wonderful ornaments for the beautiful animal. Eye –contact is also great and touching. I like bokeh of the lens. I liked this lens always but in your hands it reminds me an impressive work of Canon 400/5.6. lens. Kind wishes and TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-01-10 11:17]

Hello George.
Beautiful sharp portrait.I like lighting,light in BG does very good work for contrast with brown color this Waterbuck.Beautiful details on head and very good separation from blurry background.Vivid colors are amazing.Well done.Happy New Year to you and your family.Siggi

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