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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 600 mm f 4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2, African Rare Antelope 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-18 7:20
Viewed: 4505
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The scimitar-horned oryx, named for its scimitar-shaped horns, weighs up to 220 kg (480 lb). The oryx inhabits the sub-desert lands - the transition zones between true desert (Sahara) and the Sahel. It is found in rolling dunes, grassy steppes and wooded inter-dunal depressions. It very rarely penetrates either true desert or true Sahel country.
A small herd lives in captivity in Israel.

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  • Great 
  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-04-18 7:26]

very nice capture .. Beautiful creature, do you know anything about it's habits?


Nice capture!!

I know it's a rare anthelope.
Good composition and colors,

Very good shot Eyal, love the low POV and muted colours of this capture. Composition is very good also. Well done.

I really like the very low POV and the lighting, though subtle, is excellent. I really like the composotion with the trees in the BG.


Hello Eyal, Exellent photo, Perfect colors, BG, DOF, Perfect sharpness, TFS Kyle

Great sharpness and dof to emphasis the subject. Great job

Great shot Ayal.
As far as I know, this is one of the endanger species in your neck of the woods and Iím glad the government of Israel has make provisions to avoid the complete extinction of this beautiful animal.
It is a good capture with good colors and good definition.
Excellent composition and framing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-18 10:40]

Well caught Eyal, this is an excellent shot. Composition and colors are perfect. I like the blurred BG and the stony gound too. Best regards, Didier.

This is lovely - I like the colours and the focus very much. A really lovely shot.

Hi Eyal

An great shot that is well composed, with good clarity and sharpness. Detail is spot on. A big tick for this shot! :-)

very good capture of this rare antelope

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 303 N: 4300] (14767)
  • [2006-04-27 19:02]

...with the aim...

very good spice also very good and impressive composition.

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