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Elands
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-07 0:50
Viewed: 2362
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Eland [Taurotragus Oryx]

The Eland is the world's largest antelope. Males have twisted horns which are thick and tightly spiralled, growing up to 25" in females and to 50" in males. Eland belong to the same group as kudus, nyala and bushbuck. Eland are found in grassland, mountain, sub-desert, acacia savannah and miombo woodland areas.

Herbivorous, they feed in areas where shrubs and bushes provide the leaves they prefer. They use their horns to bring twigs and branches into reach. Also known to consume tuberous roots.

Family: Antelope
Size: About 70 inches
Weight: 1,300 to 1,500 pounds
Reproduction: Single young are born any time of the year.
Gestation: Gestation is 9 months.

Habitat: Plains; Eland are found in grassland, mountain, sub-desert, acacia savannah and miombo woodland areas. They distance themselves from deserts, forests and swamps.

Socialisation: The social behaviour of Eland is somewhat different from that of other antelopes. Usually older, dominant males are solitary, while other adult males form small groups of three or four.

Adult females associate in much larger groups, whose size and membership vary from day to day. Several hundred eland sometimes gather, and males may spend a few hours or even weeks with a female group before becoming solitary again.

Lifespan: 15 to 20 years.
Predators: Humans.
Best Regards,

Bungbing.
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-07 1:50]

Beautiful capture of these big antelopes,another time sees in pose for you..ehehe..great composition and the usual excellent sharpness and natural colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

nice family, TFS Ori

Hello Bunyapon,
Great shot, nice colors, interesting light angle, nice antelope with perfect textures an details. Well done!
Regards, TFS
Paolo

Ciao Bunyapon. Good lioght and contrast.Excellent sharp. Another good wild capture.

Roberto

Hello Bunyapon,
fine capture of these Elands with a well chosen POV and good sharpness. I especially like that you have captured old and young animals in one picture. Really a nice family.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hallo Bunyapon,
a very beautiful capture ot these Elands, very good sharpness and splendid natural colours, a very pleasant scene
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

hello Bungbing
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Bungbing,
Agréable valorisation de ce troupeau mais il me semble que la lumière n'est pas suffisamment maîtrisée pour que l'on puisse apprécier pleinement, par manque de contraste, les caractéristiques principales de ces sujets.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-07 7:10]

Hello Bungbing,
Very nice photo of these Elands in very beautiful natural colours. Eight eyes contact. Good composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Bungbing, lovely group capture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Bunyapon,
very nice photo of these animals. I like a lot these colours. Perfect point of view and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

hello bunyapon,
Excellent capture of a lovely species of antelope.
Perfect POV and nice composition.
The colors are natural and the details very good.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Desbordante trabajo con el color !
Preciosa escena donde parece que posen para tí los animales. Muy buen trabajo Bunyapon.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hello Bunyapon,

an very good sharp image wit nice pov.
They looking at you.
fine brownish colors.

Gert

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-07 11:28]

Hello Bungbing.
Very nice shot of these oryx, this horns are very impressive in this fantastic capture.Congratulations and thanks for sharing.Best regards Siggi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-09-07 19:20]

Hello Bungbing,
What a fine looking group of antelope. They seem to be in great shape considering the very dry grasses they have to feed on. A wonderful shot giving us a good view of not only the antelope but also their environment. Well done!!
Ron

Hello Bunyapon,,
Nicely captured the wildlife.
Good composition and timing.
Excellent colour and details.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-07 22:12]

Bonjour Bunyapon,
Les couleurs sont très intéressantes et la netteté très bonne.
Bel environnement
Amitiés
Serge

Beautiful scene Bungbing. Good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hi Bunyapon,
It's very nice shot.Lighting,details,DOF and composition are wonderful.Very well done
Jurek

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