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Baby ibex at 2000m

Baby ibex at 2000m
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Life, Baby Animals 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-24 6:20
Viewed: 4800
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Name: Ibex - Scientific name : Capra ibex - Family : Bovidae.
Description : wild species of goat characterized by the enormous horns recurved which, in the male, measure between 70 and 140cm ; those of the female are shorter. The ibex of the Alps, which is representative, measurement between 65 and 105cm height to the garrot, changes color according to the season while passing from brown reddish to the brownish gray, and joins in groups of single people and herds from ten to twenty females. One finds it on the steep grounds, between the limit of the forests and that of snows, in the Alps. The herds of males and females meet only in period of coupling. The ibex of the Alps has the very sure foot and is famous for its agility to jump between the rock projections.
Ibex are found in Europe and North Africa.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized, framed in 800x600 and titled. Camera Canon EOS 350D - Focal 300mm - Macro P - Aperture f7.1 – Speed 1/400s - No flash – Handheld - Harsh light - File JPG fine.
Note : During my vacation I went under the Bargy to try to see a rare Vultur, in fact I could "only" admire a family of Capra ibex at 2000m with a baby born last spring. He is cute and he jumps always instead of walking. So I could try my new cheap zoom. I was afraid for the photos : the light was very difficult on the grey-white rocks, no tripod, no stabilizer and a moving fellow...
I hope you like this wild baby... On next post, you will see his more quiet mother.

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Lovely picture Christian! Excellent sharpness, POV and framing. Natural colours, great details and very nice bg. This is an excellent composition. Thank you my friend from Annecy.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-24 6:30]

Hello Christian,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,expression on face,framing and composition a lot.

Hello, nice shot of this cub.
Ecellent compo.


Hi Christian,
Excellent capture on this young Ibex. The colors and detail look really good from the spot on exposure. Extra points for the high cutness factor! (I love baby animals) Very well done my friend. This looks great!

Hello Christian, excllent colors, bg, POV DOF perfect details, excllent use of lighting and DOF nicly done, TFS Kyle

isn´t he cute! what a lovely shot, christian! :-)
excellent composition with it standing on the stones and
against the wonderful blurred greenish bg.
good colors, great sharpness and a wonderful pose.
well seen & captured, thorsten.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-24 8:31]

Bonjour Christian,
Must be nice seeing them in their natural enviroment. Very curte capture,, this young one lokks like its ready to pounce of over the rocky terrain. Lovely POV and wonderful light. Excellent composition.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-24 9:21]

Bonjour Christian, en effet il a l'air vif ce jeune bouquetin!! vous l'avez bien capturé, avec une belle attitude et des teintes harmonieuses. A quand le Gypaète!! Félicitations, Didier.

Great capture Christian,
Excellent composition, pose, and POV.
Nice sharp detail and DOF, with the BG nicely blurred.
Very good colors and the exposure was well managed :)
Very well done!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-24 13:31]

a fantastic capture Christian,
the point of view is realy fantastic, the quality of the shot is high and the dof is perfect, very good job, I like it a lot.
gr. jaap

bonsoir christian
pas de quoi etre jaloux,on a chacun des especes differentes a presenter,moi je risque pas de publier un bouquetin car ils sont...
un peu rares en champagne ardennes,ah ah ah.
en tout cas il me plait bien,il semble ne pas vous avoir vu.photo reussie malgrés les aleas de la lumiere et du pied.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-24 14:16]

Nice shot, great light, nice details and a lovely composition

Hi Christian,
Besides from the harsh light (A CP, would have helped here) the photo is very good. The details and colors of the head are beautiful and the pose of the goat is really stunning.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-24 21:31]

Hi Christian

Nice shot.The ibex looks like it was startled yet curious .Nice colours and lighting .You had a very good perspective on this shot.The BG is really nice and I like the natural surroundings. TFS


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-08-24 22:35]

Hi Christian,
Great ibex capture my friend.
I like his pose,pov,dof,colors,note and blurred bg.TFS

Hi Christian

What a cutie you share with us today. Love the pose with the head tilted down slightly. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-25 3:41]

Wow, wow, wow ;-) Excellent picture Christian! Why? Because it's very dynamic. I love pose of Ibex, frozen in between dynamic movement. As always perfect quality, lot of sun and colours. Great post my friend!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-25 5:36]

Hi Christian,

The dof is very good on this picture and the pose of the ibex too. I like the colors a lot. compositionwise I would have allowed some more space in the bottom; even if you can't see the feet, it's always nice to have space there were the feet should be. The rocks look a little oe, but nothing serious. Very good POV. Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-25 6:10]

Yes, I love your wild baby. What cute horns he has. And what rough terrain he has to jump on too - very rocky. Lovely capture Taz. Compliments mon amie.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-08-25 6:12]

Bonjour Christian!

Bravo pour ce portrait,la pose du spécimen est soerbe et trè exprésive. J'aime bien aussi l'exposition et la couleurs de l'arrière plan.



great moment shot;-)) wonderfull photo;-)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-27 12:17]

Hi Christian.
You have shared a very lovely shot of young ibex. I like its pose and look, soft colours, excellent POV and DOF. Nice work. TFS and my regards.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-28 17:32]

Hi Christian
Beautiful shot. Good sharpnes, details, light, colours, DOF and POV. Also good note and BG.
Well done mf


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-28 22:43]

Bonjour Christian.
J'adore l'expression de ce jeune bouquetin.
Alors, ces yeux, et ce "sourire"... lui donne un air tres tendre.
Belle lumiere et details tres precis.
Merci pour l'envoie, mon ami. : )

Really nice photo! I like the composition and the DOF. I think that it is a little over-exposed. I wonder if you had included more of the white rocks in the frame, the camera would have reduced the exposure slightly, and it would have looked better?

Hello Christian,
Well done of this Ibex. All muscle clearly seen. Great composition and pov. TFS.

Hello Christian, great POV on this capture. 2000m altitude, you must be in good shape these days to capture these beauties for us. The expression and pose is great. Very good work mf.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-01 13:41]

Superbe animal Christian et si bien photographié ! Tu as l'oeil et la technique, bravo et merci !


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-01 15:40]

Hi Christian, excellent capture. I have the same lens so I fully appreciate the difficulty in taking this freehand. You have done extremely well, details are clear and sharp and the exposure well handled in such harsh light. Colours and composition are superb. Great work and TFS.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-09-05 20:50]

Si on admire la maman, ce jeune bouquetin ne manque pas de charme aussi. Il a vraiment pris la pose qu'il fallait pour satisfaire le photographe.
Belle composition aussi, un peu plus de lumière mais qui ne gêne pas
Merci, Christian.

nice baby, innovative frame, TFS and merci, Ori

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