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Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)

Waterbuck  (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-11 17:48
Viewed: 1290
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am use to seeing White-tailed Deer here in Ohio, so when I got my first glimpse of a waterbuck I was amazed at its large size. This beautiful specimen stood for a few minutes just staring at us. I had hoped it would step out from behind the bush, but it held its ground.

This was the first and only one we spotted on our safari, I was thrilled to capture this one decent shot.

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Hello Ron,
Another super sharp image with outstanding details and magnificent colors. Very nice image with a interesting specimen. Your trip to Africa was worth it.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-09-12 8:14]

Hi Ron,it seems a bit surprised by you,i wonder what it's thinkin too about you...ehehe..lovely capture another time of this waterbuck,the quality is always very high,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ron
a beauty of a picture with great details good light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ron, great capture of cute creature, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A very handsome Deer, Ron.
This is another gem of a picture you have brought for us from Tanzania.
Every part of its head -- ears, horns, eyes and so on -- is beautiful beyond description.
Thanks for sharing this magnificent picture.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2017-09-13 15:23]

What a great benefit you have taken from your great trip to Tanzania, Ron. This antelope has been portrayed in an unbeatable way both in color, sharpness, exposure, composition, but it even seems to be posing for you. You are a lucky man, Ron !!!
Hernán Ernesto Bortondello

Hello Ron,
Very common in Kruger. I have also captured so many pictures of this Waterbuck but haven't posted yet. This one looks but brownish. It's always difficult to capture in nature, moreover when you are in safari vehicle. So I like its POV and natural habitat. Details look good too. Looks rainy weather!
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ron,

The vegetation is framing well the animal. The point of view is showing the details of the Waterbuck. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Ron,
Good capture of a waterbuck, no question about this. The pose is lovely, and I especially like we have eye contact with "his majesty". The bunch of dried branches in the foreground is a bit distracting, but it was not up to you to remove them or not. Color-wise I feel there's a slight cyan overcast on the otherwise lovely image.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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