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Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 275 W: 11 N: 411] (1811)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1 D MK III, Canon 300mm F2.8L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 12:12
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An impala (Aepyceros melampus Greek aipos "high" ceros "horn" + melas "black" pous "foot") is a medium-sized African antelope. The name impala comes from the Zulu language. They are found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, northern Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, northeastern South Africa and Uganda (the source of that country's capital city's name - Kampala).

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To Miss_Piggy: restevkds 1 04-12 13:13
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Hello Stefan a fine detailed shot good closeup and nice eye contact, light was a bit tough well managed tfs rgds Necip

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-12 12:18]

Hi Stefan You have captured this Impala with fine detail and colours. i am always amazed by the size of the ears . good natural colour with a nice POV. well done tFS.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-12 12:29]

Hola Stefan, muy bonita, excelente detalle, luz y color. Un saludo

Hello Stefan
Splendid work here with exemplary sharp details..It really has the cute factor with those soppy big ears and big black eyes..Very well exposed on the subject even though the BG is showing harsh light.
Best Regards

Hi Stefan,

What a superb creature, a real beauty! It is a very elegant portrait with excellent exposure, composition and details. Eye contact is great, well done!

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-04-12 12:54]

Hi Stefan,
Beautiful Impala with huge eyes and ears. Great details and excelent composition. Lovely natural colorpalet.
Well done and TFS

Good work, Stefan.
No negatives critiques.
Well done

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-12 13:48]

Hi Stefan

A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-12 14:02]

Hello Stefan,
Great sharp-detailed portrait of this Impala in a beautiful composition. Nice eye-contact.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2008-04-12 15:25]

Hello Stefan,
This is beautiful, the detail is striking. Fantastic light and shadow and a great ewxposure given the fairly bright background. Great muted colours too. Nothing I can suggest to improve this, a great image.

Hello Stefan,

Very nice portrait shot of this lovely Impala.
Very good composition, wonderful color tones and pose of the animal.
Beautiful to see the full size of the big ears with which he seems to listen very well.

Best regards and have a great Sunday,


hi stefan!
thats a very beautyful animal!
sharp and well composed
well done!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-13 7:07]

Hi Stefan

Lovely capture of the Impala,
Nicely composed with a great frontal POV and a very nice pose.
Nice sharp detail with the whiskers and eyelashes showing up well.
Beautiful natural colours and nice dappled light too.


Hallo Stefan
What a marvellous shot. This is really a great portrait of this impala with lots of detail to appreciate. Great detailed composition, with the pose just right to highlight the details. The clarity on the big fluffed ears, the big round eyes with the most beautiful eyelashes and the fine hair under the cheek is just great. A genuine elegant animal. This buck was posing just for you and looks you straight in the eye. This is really a super image and is going straight to my favourites. A lovely image which I enjoyed looking at. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-13 10:16]

Hi Stefan.
What an amazing portrait of the young animal. Brilliant composition and framing. I am also impressed with terrific lens work. Colours are wonderful, light colourful BG is superb too. Combination of sharpness and blurriness are fine too. Bravo. Refined work.

so ciute shot this impala. Very nice color, and deep shrpnees

Hi Stev, splendid portrait of lovely creature with splendid expression and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-14 19:39]

Hello Stefan

A wonderful capture of this impala.
The POV and DOF are excellent.
Super detail with sharp focus.The ears are amazing!
Wonderful facial detail.
The colours are well saturated.


Hello Stefan,
Great capture, superfb sharpness and very good details in
the face, nice depth of field and beautiful natural
colors, great stare and nice light.

Salut Stéfan
Beau contraste de couleurs,le Bg fait ressortir l'animal et l'éclairage est parfait.Félicitations pour la qualité de l'image.

J'aime bien cette prise ...JP

Very beautiful shot and background. Well done.

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