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Mongolian Gazelle Posterior


Mongolian Gazelle Posterior
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Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-28
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-11 19:46
Viewed: 5875
Points: 7
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A male Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa) from 'behind'.

These nomadic gazelles inhabit the vast Eastern Steppe of Mongolia (with a small subpopulation in the West, and overhunted on-the-brink populations in China and Russia). Sometimes aggregating in herds up to 250,000 (Olson et al., 2009), these gazelles can run at a sustained 45 k.p.h. for several kilometers when threatened.

This is a good sized male. Females and juveniles lack the horns and are, not-surprisingly, smaller in size.

*Image may be a bit over-saturated...what do you think?

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Hi Jeff,

I don't think the image is oversaturated - but it seems like overexposed. You've had quite an unfortunate situation: the animal turned back to You, and You had to shoot against the Sun. So, no surprise the result isn't fully pleasing, although You tried Your best.

Best regards from Hungary (Europe), László

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2010-02-12 5:02]

Jeff,

Not something we see much here. Exilent capture. I often try and shoot birds and end up with this less than flattering veiw. For the subject. The saturation looks fine, I might have darked just a little.

TFS

Scott

Bonjour Jeff

Excellente capture,on sent bien la crainte de la bęte en vous appercevant la photographier elle a décampée.

Félicitations pour la bel lumičre et les détails.

Merci pour l'envoie et bravo....JP

Hi Jeff
Great capture...no pun intended. Thanks for sharing this interesting and very special Gazelle. Keep up the great work!
Janice

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